Table 52Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases, according to year of diagnosis and selected characteristics of persons: United States, 1999–2003
[Data are based on reporting by State health departments]
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Year of diagnosis
Sex, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence All years 1 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Estimated number of cases2
All persons3929,98541,35641,26740,83341,28943,171
Male, 13 years and over749,88731,15930,38730,07430,51731,614
Female, 13 years and over170,67910,01010,76310,63910,66611,498
Children, under 13 years9,41918711711910559
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 Black or African American368,16919,96020,31220,29120,47621,304
 American Indian or Alaska Native3,026162186179196196
 Asian or Pacific Islander7,166369373409452497
Hispanic or Latino4172,9938,1418,2338,2048,0218,757
Age at diagnosis
Under 13 years9,41918711711910559
13–14 years8915756766859
15–24 years37,5991,5411,6421,6251,8101,991
25–34 years311,13711,34910,3859,9479,5049,605
35–44 years365,43217,16517,29516,89017,00817,633
45–54 years148,3478,0998,5668,9299,31010,051
55–64 years43,4512,2182,4222,4682,7242,888
65 years and over13,711739783779759886
Region of residence
U.S. dependencies, possessions, and associated nations29,5111,2861,1941,2281,075935
Percent distribution5
All persons3100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Male, 13 years and over80.675.373.673.773.973.2
Female, 13 years and over18.424.
Children, under 13 years1.
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 Black or African American39.648.349.249.749.649.3
 American Indian or Alaska Native0.
 Asian or Pacific Islander0.
Hispanic or Latino418.619.720.020.119.420.3
Year of diagnosis
Sex, race and Hispanic origin, region of residence All years 1 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Age at diagnosisPercent distribution5
Under 13 years1.
13–14 years0.
15–24 years4.
25–34 years33.527.425.224.423.022.2
35–44 years39.341.541.941.441.240.8
45–54 years16.019.620.821.922.523.3
55–64 years4.
65 years and over1.
Region of residence
U.S. dependencies, possessions, and associated nations3.

Based on cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the beginning of the epidemic through 2003.


Numbers are point estimates that result from adjustments for reporting delays to AIDS case counts. The estimates do not include adjustments for incomplete reporting. Data are provisional. See Appendix I, AIDS Surveillance.


Total for all years includes 1,796 persons of unknown race or multiple races and one person of unknown sex. All persons totals were calculated independent of values for subpopulations. Consequently sums of subpopulations may not equal total for all persons.


Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.


Percents may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding and because 0.2 percent unknown race and Hispanic origin are included in totals.

NOTES: See Appendix II, AIDS, for discussion of AIDS case reporting definitions and other issues affecting interpretation of trends. This table presents adjusted data (point estimates) by year of diagnosis and replaces surveillance data by year of report in previous editions of Health, United States.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention—Surveillance and Epidemiology, AIDS Surveillance; HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2003 (vol. 15) table 3. Atlanta: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2004. Also available at www​

From: Trend Tables

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