This article describes recent trends in AIDS among US Hispanics.
Incidence rates were calculated from AIDS surveillance data for persons diagnosed from 1991 through 1996.
Increases in the number of cases among Hispanics were calculated by linear regression.
Of the 415 864 persons diagnosed with AIDS from 1991 through 1996,19% were Hispanic.
Among Hispanics with AIDS, 67% were born in the United States or Puerto Rico.
The relative risk (RR) of AIDS for Hispanics compared with Whites was highest for women (RR=7.0), followed by children (RR=6.2) and men (RR=2.8).
Increases in the number of cases were higher among foreign-born Hispanics.
An understanding of which Hispanic subgroups are at greatest risk for HIV infection is important for prevention efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Ethnie, Latinoaméricain, Sexe, Age, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Surveillance sanitaire, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Ethnic group, Latinamerican, Sex, Age, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Incidence, Sanitary surveillance, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 22/03/2000.