Increase the number of national surveys that collect data on transgender populations — LGBT‑02

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
2 national, population-based surveys (2016)

4 surveys

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

2 national, population-based surveys collected data on (or for) transgender populations in 2016

Increase the number of nationally representative, population-based surveys that collect data on (or for) transgender populations

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement


Transgender people have specific health-related challenges and disparities — and accurate data is key to identifying how to meet their health needs. But only a few national surveys include questions on gender identity. Adding questions about gender identity to more surveys can help inform health promotion strategies for transgender people.