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Friday, April 10 • 9:50am - 10:30am
PS30.0 Neighborhood characteristics and cause of death among HIV-positive Latinos, Florida, 2000-2011

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PURPOSE: The objective was to examine underlying cause of death for HIV-positive Latinos by neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES), rural/urban status, and racial/ethnic composition. METHODS: Florida HIV surveillance records for Latinos diagnosed between 2000-2011 were analyzed. Vital status and cause of death was obtained by linkage with Florida Vital Records. Zip code at time of HIV diagnosis was used to link neighborhood SES variables and racial/ethnic composition from the American Community Survey to each case. The Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes were used to determine rural/urban status. RESULTS: Of 14,210 HIV-positive Latinos, 96.8% resided in an urban zip code. Of 1,899 deaths, 58.7% were HIV-related, 28.2% other medical (e.g. cancer, stroke, diabetes), 6.1% external (e.g. homicide, suicide, unintentional injuries), and 7.1% unknown. In the bivariate analysis, cause of death differed by year of HIV diagnosis (p-value


Diana M. Sheehan

Florida International University

Friday April 10, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am EDT
Biscayne Ballroom (2nd floor)