Sexuality and Health Among Chinese Seniors in Canada

A. Ka Tat Tsang, Esme Fuller-Thomson, Wing Leung Lai

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Research on sexuality among older immigrants is extremely inadequate. This paper presents the results and analysis based on a national survey using a random sample of 2,272 Chinese-Canadian seniors. Self-reported health is examined in relation to a range of demographic as well as sexuality variables. Logistic regression analysis shows that language (English) ability and income play an important role in the health of Chinese-Canadian seniors, along with the sexuality variables. Among men, both the frequency of sexual activity and satisfaction with sex life have a positive effect on health. Among women, only sexual satisfaction is found to be significant. Results from this study can inform future research, service delivery, and policymaking in health care and social service for seniors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-540
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of International Migration and Integration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Chinese-Canadians
  • Health
  • Seniors
  • Sexuality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology

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