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Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV Infection Between Blacks/African Americans and Other Racial/Ethnic Populations -- 37 States, 2005-2008

February 4, 2011

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TABLE 1. Diagnoses* of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, by Race/Ethnicity and Selected Characteristics -- National HIV Surveillance System, 37 States, 2005-2008

Characteristic

Black/African American

Hispanic/Latino

White

Other§

Total no.

No.

(%)

No.

(%)

No.

(%)

No.

(%)

Males

Transmission category

Male-to-male sexual contact

31,703

(38.5)

15,550

(18.9)

32,698

(39.7)

2,349

(2.9)

82,299

Injection drug use

6,173

(54.8)

2,758

(24.5)

2,109

(18.7)

220

(2.0)

11,260

Male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use

1,852

(36.8)

895

(17.8)

2,141

(42.5)

146

(2.9)

5,034

Heterosexual contact

11,990

(70.7)

2,770

(16.3)

1,856

(11.0)

337

(2.0)

16,953

Other**

200

(44.6)

67

(15.0)

161

(35.8)

21

(4.6)

449

Age group (yrs)

13-24

11,410

(61.5)

3,152

(17.0)

3,579

(19.3)

423

(2.3)

18,564

25-34

12,657

(41.9)

7,380

(24.4)

9,184

(30.4)

975

(3.2)

30,195

35-44

13,620

(38.3)

6,902

(19.4)

14,012

(39.4)

990

(2.8)

35,524

45-54

10,010

(44.4)

3,322

(14.7)

8,734

(38.7)

494

(2.2)

22,559

55-64

3,295

(46.0)

958

(13.4)

2,761

(38.5)

149

(2.1)

7,163

≥65

927

(46.6)

325

(16.4)

696

(35.0)

41

(2.1)

1,989

U.S. Census region††

Northeast

10,866

(42.1)

7,300

(28.3)

6,577

(25.5)

1,062

(4.1)

25,805

Midwest

5,575

(41.8)

1,040

(7.8)

6,393

(47.9)

342

(2.6)

13,350

South

34,601

(50.1)

11,368

(16.5)

21,883

(31.7)

1,221

(1.8)

69,073

West

876

(11.3)

2,332

(30.0)

4,112

(52.9)

446

(5.7)

7,766

Total (males)

51,918

(44.8)

22,040

(19.0)

38,965

(33.6)

3,071

(2.6)

115,994

Females

Transmission category

Injection drug use

3,765

(55.7)

945

(14.0)

1,889

(27.9)

165

(2.4)

6,764

Heterosexual contact

22,917

(68.0)

4,816

(14.3)

5,132

(15.2)

818

(2.4)

33,683

Other**

201

(54.1)

51

(13.8)

90

(24.2)

29

(7.8)

371

Age group (yrs)

13-24

4,290

(66.6)

914

(14.2)

1,082

(16.8)

158

(2.4)

6,444

25-34

6,927

(65.2)

1,601

(15.1)

1,781

(16.7)

323

(3.0)

10,631

35-44

7,666

(65.8)

1,642

(14.1)

2,073

(17.8)

268

(2.3)

11,648

45-54

5,565

(65.9)

1,138

(13.5)

1,575

(18.6)

173

(2.0)

8,451

55-64

1,916

(66.8)

395

(13.8)

494

(17.2)

63

(2.2)

2,868

≥65

520

(67.0)

121

(15.6)

107

(13.8)

28

(3.6)

776

U.S. Census region††

Northeast

6,179

(60.0)

2,494

(24.2)

1,295

(12.6)

338

(3.3)

10,306

Midwest

2,265

(60.9)

240

(6.4)

1,063

(28.6)

153

(4.1)

3,721

South

18,027

(70.9)

2,712

(10.7)

4,296

(16.9)

409

(1.6)

25,443

West

412

(30.5)

366

(27.2)

458

(34.0)

112

(8.3)

1,348

Total (females)

26,883

(65.9)

5,812

(14.2)

7,112

(17.4)

1,012

(2.5)

40,818

Total

78,801

(50.3)

27,852

(17.8)

46,077

(29.4)

4,083

(2.6)

156,812

* Estimated numbers resulted from statistical adjustment that accounted for reporting delays and missing risk-factor information, but not for incomplete reporting.

† Hispanics/Latinos might be of any race.

§ Includes American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and multiple races.

¶ Heterosexual contact with a person known to have, or to be at high risk for, HIV infection.

** Includes hemophilia, blood transfusion, perinatal exposure, and risk factor not reported or not identified.

†† Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin; South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia; West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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