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HIV in Prisons, 2006

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Table 8. Percent of AIDS-related deaths among all deaths in state prisons and the U.S. general population

Year   Percent of deaths   Ratioc

State prisonsa U.S. general
population ages 15-54b

1995   34.2 % 12.9 %   2.6
2001   10.3   4.3     2.4
2002   9.1   4.1     2.2
2003   8.0   4.2     1.9
2004   5.6   4.3     1.3
2005   5.3   3.8     1.4
2006   4.6   ...        :

...Not available.
:Not calculated.
a Percentages were based on the number of inmate deaths, excluding those in jurisdictions not reporting AIDS-related deaths.
b Excludes deaths reported in state prisons.
c Percent of AIDS-related deaths in state prisons divided by percent in the U.S. general population, ages 15-54.

Source:National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-1) and Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP).
  See also Methodology.


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