Table 42Death rates for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, according to sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1987–2003
[Data are based on death certificates]
Age Adjustment Population
Updated March 2006
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Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 1 1987 2 1990 1995 2000 3 2001 2002 2003
All personsDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age adjusted45.610.
All ages, crude5.610.
Under 1 year2.32.71.5****
1–4 years0.70.81.3****
5–14 years0.
15–24 years1.
25–34 years11.719.728.
35–44 years14.027.444.
45–54 years8.
55–64 years3.
65–74 years1.
75–84 years0.
85 years and over*******
All ages, age adjusted410.418.527.
All ages, crude10.218.527.
Under 1 year2.22.41.7****
1–4 years0.70.81.2****
5–14 years0.**
15–24 years2.
25–34 years20.734.545.
35–44 years26.350.275.519.819.518.817.5
45–54 years15.529.146.217.816.817.717.2
55–64 years6.812.
65–74 years2.
75–84 years1.
85 years and over*******
All ages, age adjusted41.
All ages, crude1.
Under 1 year2.53.01.2****
1–4 years0.70.81.5****
5–14 years****
15–24 years0.
25–34 years2.84.910.
35–44 years2.
45–54 years0.
55–64 years0.
65–74 years0.
75–84 years0.*0.30.3
85 years and over*******
All ages, age adjusted4
White male8.715.720.
Black or African American male26.246.389.035.133.833.331.3
American Indian or Alaska Native male*3.310.
Asian or Pacific Islander male2.
Hispanic or Latino male518.828.840.810.
White, not Hispanic or Latino male510.714.
White female0.
Black or African American female4.610.124.413.213.413.412.8
American Indian or Alaska Native female**2.51.0**1.5
Asian or Pacific Islander female**0.60.2***
Hispanic or Latino female52.
White, not Hispanic or Latino female50.
Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 1 1987 2 1990 1995 2000 3 2001 2002 2003
Age 25–44 yearsDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All persons12.723.
White male19.
Black or African American male60.2102.0179.455.453.549.944.8
American Indian or Alaska Native male*7.728.
Asian or Pacific Islander male4.
Hispanic or Latino male536.859.373.914.312.411.510.3
White, not Hispanic or Latino male523.331.641.
White female1.
Black or African American female11.623.653.626.726.025.923.6
American Indian or Alaska Native female*******
Asian or Pacific Islander female**1.2****
Hispanic or Latino female54.98.917.
White, not Hispanic or Latino female51.
Age 45–64 years
All persons5.811.
White male9.918.626.
Black or African American male27.353.0133.271.668.870.768.1
American Indian or Alaska Native male****7.8**
Asian or Pacific Islander male*
Hispanic or Latino male525.837.967.123.321.520.322.5
White, not Hispanic or Latino male512.616.922.
White female0.
Black or African American female2.67.527.019.620.821.421.8
American Indian or Alaska Native female*******
Asian or Pacific Islander female*******
Hispanic or Latino female5*
White, not Hispanic or Latino female50.

* Rates based on fewer than 20 deaths are considered unreliable and are not shown.


The race groups, white, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaska Native, include persons of Hispanic and non-Hispanic origin. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Death rates for the American Indian or Alaska Native and Asian or Pacific Islander populations are known to be underestimated. See Appendix II, Race, for a discussion of sources of bias in death rates by race and Hispanic origin.


Categories for the coding and classification of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease were introduced in the United States in 1987. For the period 1987–98, underlying cause of death was coded according to the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). See Appendix II, Cause of death; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease; tables IV and V.


Starting with 1999 data, cause of death is coded according to ICD–10. To estimate change between 1998 and 1999, compare the 1999 rate with the comparability-modified rate for 1998. See Appendix II, Comparability ratio and tables V and VI.


Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. See Appendix II, Age adjustment.


Prior to 1997, excludes data from States lacking an Hispanic-origin item on the death certificate. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin.

NOTES: Starting with Health, United States, 2003, rates for 1991–99 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on census 2000. Rates for 2000 were revised based on census 2000 counts. Rates for 2001 and 2002 were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. Beginning in 2003, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, New York, and Wisconsin reported multiple-race data. The multiple-race data for these states were bridged to the single race categories of the 1977 Office of Management and Budget standards for comparability with other States. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System; numerator data from annual mortality files; denominator data from national population estimates for race groups from table 1 and unpublished Hispanic population estimates for 1987–96 prepared by the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census; additional mortality tables are available at www​​/statab/unpubd/mortabs.htm; Hoyert DL, Heron M, Murphy SL, Kung HC. Deaths: Final data for 2003. National vital statistics reports. Vol 54. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2006.

From: Trend Tables

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