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June 7, 2007 – No. 10
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The Disparity of HIV Diseases

Although death rates from HIV diseases have fallen for all groups over the past few years, blacks in Massachusetts bear a disproportionate share of the state’s deaths. The age-adjusted death rates for HIV diseases in Massachusetts in 2005 for black males is twice that for black women, seven times that for white men, and almost 18 times that for white women.

Figures are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population, per 100,000.

Source: Massachusetts Deaths 2005, Center for Health Information, Statistics, Research and Evaluation, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, March 2007.