Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic and clinical comparison of male-to-female and female-to- male transgenders

From: Quality of life of men and women with gender identity disorder

Characteristics MTF (30) FTM (41) Difference (95% CI)
Mean age (SD) 23.8 (5.6) 24.2 (6.3) −0.4 (−3.3, 2.5)
Mean term hormone therapy (SD) 2.7 (9.6) 4.8 (13.0) −2.1 (− 7.7, 3.5)
Mean long after surgery (SD) 2.2 (8.4) 4.8 (13.2) − 2.6 (−8.1, 2.9)
Hormone therapy
 Yes (%) 6 (20) 10 (24.4) −4.4 (−23.8, 15.0)
 No (%) 24 (80) 31 (75.6)
Surgery
 Yes (%) 2 (6.7) 7 (17.1) −10.4 (−25.0, 4.2)
 No (%) 28 (93.4) 34 (82.9)
Surgery type
 Upper (%) 0 1 (2.4) −2.4 (−7.2, 2.3)
 Lower (%) 1 (3.3) 1 (2.4) 0.9 (−7.1, 8.9)
 Both (%) 1 (3.3) 5 (12.2) −8.9 (−20.8, 3.0)
 None (%) 28 (93.4) 34 (82.9) 10.4 (−4.2, 25.0)
Marriage
 Married (%) 0 1 (2.4) −2.4 (−7.2, 2.3)
 Single (%) 29 (96.7) 34 (82.9) 13.7 (0.6, 26.9)*
 Divorced (%) 1 (3.3) 6 (14.6) −11.3 (−23.9, 1.3)
Education
 Under high-school diploma (%) 5 (16.7) 6 (14.6) 2.0 (−15.1, 19.2)
 High-school diploma (%) 13 (43.3) 17 (41.5) 1.9 (−21.4, 25.1)
 Collegiate (%) 18 (43.9) 5 (33.3) 47.8 (27.6, 68.0)**
Economic status
 Poor (%) 8 (26.7) 6 (14.6) 12.0 (−7.1, 31.2)
 Fair (%) 14 (46.7) 21 (51.2) −4.6 (−28.1, 19.0)
 Good (%) 8 (26.7) 14 (34.1) −7.5 (− 29.0, 14.0)
Occupation
 Housewives (%) 3 (10) 0 10.0 (−0.7, 20.7)
 Unemployed (%) 8 (26.7) 9 (22) 4.7 (−15.6, 25.0)
 Employee (%) 4 (13.3) 1 (2.4) 10.9 (−2.2, 23.9)
 Self-employed (%) 5 (16.7) 17 (41.5) −24.8 (− 44.9, −4.7)
 Other (%) 10 (33.3) 14 (34.1) 0.8 (−23.1, 21.4)
Address
 Urban (%) 29 (96.7) 38 (92.7) 4.0 (−6.3, 14.2)
 Rural (%) 1 (3.3) 3 (7.3)
Housing
 Owner-occupier (%) 1 (3.3) 2 (4.9) −1.5 9 (−10.8, 7.7)
 Leased (%) 1 (3.3) 3 (7.3) −4.0 (−14.2, 6.3)
 Parent home (%) 28 (93.4) 35 (85.4) 8.0 (−6.1, 22.0)
 Other (%) 0 1 (2.4) −2.4 (−7.2, 2.3)
Entourage
 Father (%) 2 (6.7) 2 (4.9) 1.8 (−9.3, 12.9)
 Mother (%) 1 (3.3) 4 (9.8) −6.4 (−17.5, 4.7)
 Parents (%) 25 (83.3) 27 (65.9) 17.5 (−2.2, 37.2)
 Partner (%) 0 1 (2.4) −2.4 (−7.2, 2.3)
 Partner and child (%) 0 2 (4.9) −4.9 (−11.5, 1.7)
 Lonely (%) 1 (3.3) 3 (7.3) −4.0 (−14.2, 6.3)
 Other (%) 1 (3.3) 2 (4.9) −1.5 (− 10.8, 7.7)
Province
 Isfahan 16 (53.3) 26 (63.4) −10.1 (−33.2, 13.1)
 Fars 14 (46.7) 15 (36.6)
  1. *p < 0.001, **p < 0.05