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QuickStats: Death Rates* for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease Among Women, by Race and Age Group --- United States, 1987--2005

In 2005, HIV disease was the third leading cause of death for black women aged 25--44 years and the fourth leading cause 
of death for black women aged 45--54 years. Among all women, HIV disease mortality increased during 1987--1995, 
then decreased until 1998. From 1998 to 2005, HIV disease mortality for black women aged 25--44 years decreased to 
20.7 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005, and the rate for black women aged 45--54 years increased to 27.9 deaths 
per 100,000. Death rates for white women in these age groups were less than one tenth those for black women in 2005.

* Rate per 100,000 population for HIV disease as underlying cause of death.

In 1987, HIV infection was added to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9). In 1999, ICD-10 took effect, resulting in additional deaths being classified into the HIV disease category; therefore, death rates for 1987--1998 are not comparable with those computed after 1998.

In 2005, HIV disease was the third leading cause of death for black women aged 25--44 years and the fourth leading cause of death for black women aged 45--54 years. Among all women, HIV disease mortality increased during 1987--1995, then decreased until 1998. From 1998 to 2005, HIV disease mortality for black women aged 25--44 years decreased to 20.7 deaths per 100,000 population in 2005, and the rate for black women aged 45--54 years increased to 27.9 deaths per 100,000. Death rates for white women in these age groups were less than one tenth those for black women in 2005.

SOURCES: CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm, and Health Data Interactive, available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/hdi.htm.

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Date last reviewed: 3/26/2009

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