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Penicillin is No Match for Immigration

Table 1:

Venereal Disease Incidence

by Race and Hispanic ethnicity, 2001-2005

 

Non-Hispanic

   
 

White

Black

Hispanic

Asian

 

Syphilis (reported cases)

2001

1,387

3,813

754

55

2005

3,524

3,615

1,370

156

% Change, 2001-05

154.1%

-5.2%

81.7%

183.6%

 

Syphilis (rate per 100,000 population)

2001

0.7

10.7

2.0

0.5

2005

1.8

9.8

3.3

1.2

% Change, 2001-05

157.1%

-8.4%

65.0%

140.0%

 

Gonorrhea (reported cases)

2001

58,323

271,871

26,190

2,935

2005

70,209

231,076

30,845

3,214

% Change, 2001-05

20.4%

-15.0%

17.8%

9.5%

 

Gonorrhea (rate per 100,000 population)

2001

29.4

762.0

70.3

24.6

2005

35.2

626.4

74.8

25.9

% Change, 2001-05

19.7%

-17.8%

6.4%

5.3%

 

HIV/AIDS (cases by year of diagnosis)

2001

10,925

20,868

7,400

266

2002

10,723

19,372

6,654

305

2003

10,329

18,067

6,534

344

2004

10,639

17,389

6,251

351

2005

11,559

18,121

6,782

417

% Change, 2001-05

5.8%

-13.2%

-8.4%

56.8%

% Change, 2004-05

8.6%

4.2%

8.5%

18.8%

Sources: Centers for Disease Control, STD Surveillance 2005. (Syphilis, Gonorrhea).

 

CDC, Cases of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2005. Table 1.(AIDS)

 

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.