The authors sought to determine the HIV seroprevalence among suicide victims in New York City.
All suicides of city residents from 1991 through 1993 were studied.
The crude proportion of all suicide victims who were HIV positive and the proportion adjusted to the age, gender, and racial/ethnic characteristics of the New York City population were determined.
The demographically adjusted proportion was then contrasted with HIV seroprevalence estimates for the New York City general population.
HIV-seropositive suicide victims were assessed for pathological findings suggestive of HIV-related illnesses.
The crude proportion of all suicide victims who were HIV seropositive was 0.088, and the demographically adjusted proportion was 0.049.
Over 90% of all HIV-positive suicide victims were aged 25 to 54 years, and almost 90% were men.
Among black and Hispanic men aged 35 to 54 years who committed suicide, the proportion who were HIV seropositive was 0.252-the highest seropositive rate ofany demographic group.
More than two-thirds of HIV-seropositive suicide victims had no HIV-related pathology or AIDS-indicator conditions at autopsy.
The demographically adjusted proportion of suicide victims who were HIV positive (approximately 0.0.38 to 0.059), contrasted with the HIV seroprevalence estimates for the New York City general population (approximately 0.014 to 0. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévalence, Etude longitudinale, Milieu urbain, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme, Psychopathologie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevalence, Follow up study, Urban environment, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human, Psychopathology, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 14/05/1998.