Table 35Death rates for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease, by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age: United States, selected years 1987–2008

Updated data when available, Excel, PDF, and more data years:

[Data are based on death certificates]

Sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age 11987219902199521996199719981999320003200532007320083
All personsDeaths per 100,000 resident population
All ages, age-adjusted 45.610.
All ages, crude5.610.
Under 1 year2.*******
1–4 years0.****
5–14 years0.***
15–24 years1.
25–34 years11.719.728.319.
35–44 years14.027.444.231.316.012.813.813.
45–54 years8.
55–64 years3.
65–74 years1.
75–84 years0.
85 years and over**********0.5
All ages, age-adjusted 410.418.527.319.
All ages, crude10.218.527.619.
Under 1 year2.*******
1–4 years0.******
5–14 years0.***
15–24 years2.
25–34 years20.734.545.530.214.410.
35–44 years26.350.275.551.725.420.021.019.814.311.69.1
45–54 years15.529.
55–64 years6.812.019.714.
65–74 years2.
75–84 years1.
85 years and over***********
All ages, age-adjusted
All ages, crude1.
Under 1 year2.53.01.2********
1–4 years0.******
5–14 years****
15–24 years0.
25–34 years2.84.910.
35–44 years2.15.213.311.
45–54 years0.
55–64 years0.
65–74 years0.
75–84 years0.
85 years and over***********
All ages, age-adjusted 4
White male8.715.720.413.
Black or African American male26.246.389.070.340.933.
American Indian or Alaska Native male*3.310.
Asian or Pacific Islander male2.
Hispanic or Latino male 518.828.840.828.
White, not Hispanic or Latino male 510.714.117.911.
White female0.
Black or African American female4.610.124.420.813.712.
American Indian or Alaska Native female***
Asian or Pacific Islander female****0.3
Hispanic or Latina female
White, not Hispanic or Latina female
Age 25–44 years
All persons12.723.236.325.412.910.
White male19.
Black or African American male60.2102.0179.4136.875.258.159.355.436.229.423.5
American Indian or Alaska Native male*7.728.516.
Asian or Pacific Islander male4.
Hispanic or Latino male 536.859.373.948.023.316.616.514.
White, not Hispanic or Latino male 523.331.641.225.610.
White female1.
Black or African American female11.623.653.645.728.625.526.626.720.718.615.0
American Indian or Alaska Native female***********
Asian or Pacific Islander female**1.2********
Hispanic or Latina female 54.98.917.
White, not Hispanic or Latina female
Age 45–64 years
All persons5.811.119.914.
White male9.918.626.
Black or African American male27.353.0133.2110.769.360.970.771.666.258.354.2
American Indian or Alaska Native male********
Asian or Pacific Islander male*
Hispanic or Latino male 525.837.967.149.725.118.321.223.318.014.913.2
White, not Hispanic or Latino male 512.616.922.414.
White female0.
Black or African American female2.67.527.024.317.515.418.619.622.022.119.2
American Indian or Alaska Native female***********
Asian or Pacific Islander female***********
Hispanic or Latina female 5*
White, not Hispanic or Latina female

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, Asian or Pacific Islander, and Hispanic 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 1987–1998, underlying cause of death was coded according to the 9th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). See Appendix II, Cause of death; Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease; Table III; Table IV.


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. Additional years of data available in spreadsheet version of this table. Available from: http://www​; See Appendix II, Cause of death; Comparability ratio; Table IV; Table V.


Age-adjusted rates are calculated using the year 2000 standard population. Prior to 2003, age-adjusted rates were calculated using standard million proportions based on rounded population numbers. Starting with 2003 data, unrounded population numbers are used to calculate age-adjusted rates. 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 1991–1999 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 census. Rates for 2000 were revised based on 2000 census counts. Rates for 2001 and beyond were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates. See Appendix I, Population Census and Population Estimates. Starting with 2003 data, some states allowed the reporting of more than one race on the death certificate. 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. See Appendix II, Race. Data for additional years are available. See Appendix III.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, 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 1987–1996 prepared by the Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau; additional mortality tables are available from: http://www​​/nvss/mortality_tables.htm; Miniño AM, Xu JQ, Kochanek KD, Murphy SL. Deaths: Final data for 2008. National vital statistics reports; vol 59 no 10. Hyattsville, MD: NCHS; 2011. Available from: http://www​​/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_10.pdf. See Appendix I, National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).

From: Trend Tables

Cover of Health, United States, 2011
Health, United States, 2011: With Special Feature on Socioeconomic Status and Health.
National Center for Health Statistics (US).
Hyattsville (MD): National Center for Health Statistics (US); 2012 May.

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