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QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Aged 22--44 Years at Increased Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, by Race/Ethnicity and Education --- National Survey of Family Growth,* United States, 2002

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* Available at As part of the survey, respondents answered a set of self-administered questions about number of opposite-sex sex partners, exchanging sex for money or drugs, male-male sex, illicit drug use, and other HIV risk behaviors during the 12 months preceding the survey.

General Educational Development.

§ 95% confidence interval.

In 2002, although educational attainment was not related to HIV risk status among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white persons aged 22--44 years, higher education was strongly associated with lower HIV risk among non-Hispanic black persons. For example, 13.5% of black college graduates were at increased risk for HIV, compared with 29.5% of blacks with less than a high school education. Overall, 12.7% of men and 10.0% of women (a total of 10.6 million persons aged 22--44 years) reported sexual or drug-related behaviors that placed them at increased risk for HIV.

SOURCE: Anderson JE, Mosher WD, Chandra A. Measuring HIV risk in the U.S. population aged 15--44: results from Cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth. Adv Data 2006;377. Available at

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