How does this article illustrate statistics?

Gary Gates, an LGBT demographer at the University of California Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams Institute, came up with the Links to an external site.most frequently cited (yet greatly limited) estimates of the country’s transgender population: 700,000, or about Links to an external site.0.3 percent of adults.The figure comes from two surveys. One was conducted in Links to an external site.Massachusetts in 2007 and 2009; the other in Links to an external site.California in 2003Links to an external site..Links to an external site.

The largest government-funded population surveys ask for your gender. But the U.S. Census, for example, allows for only two responses: male or femaleLinks to an external site..Links to an external site.

Findings:

·        Transgender people face a much higher suicide risk.

·        Poverty is a massive problem in the trans community

·        And homeless shelters can be especially hostile environments.

·        The trans community reports much higher rates of housing, work, health discrimination

·        Transgender people still can’t technically serve in the military.

·        Transgender people still can’t technically serve in the military.

Answer the following questions:

1. How does this article illustrate statistics?

2. Why is this useful for the profession of social work?

3. What are your thoughts pertaining to the findings?

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