• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Epi Profile Section 5 - HIV-AIDS Deaths

 

 


 

Table 5-1. Age-Adjusted Rate of Death due to Any Cause in the General Population per 100,000 in Texas by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
Race/Ethnicity

Male
Rate

Female
Rate

Total
Rate

White, non-Hispanic

918.7

680.7

790.7

Black, non-Hispanic

1,111.1

779.4

918.5

Hispanic, all Races

748.8

534.1

632.1

Other Race

484.8

373.0

424.3

Total

876.2

642.7

749.2

 

  • Black males have the highest age-adjusted rate of death due to any cause in Texas. Higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, kidney failure and other conditions in Black Texans likely contribute to the higher mortality rate.

 


 

Table 5-2. Cause of Death Rankings Among Adults Age 25-44 in Texas, 2013

Cause of Death

All Races

White

Black

Hispanic

Other Race

Rank Number Rank Number Race Number Race Number Race Number

Accidents

1

2,468

1

1,288

2

293

1

835

2

52

Malignant Neoplasms

2

1,326

3

568

4

193

2

486

1

79

Diseases of the Heart

3

1,151

4

498

1

294

3

330

4

29

Intentional Self-Harm (Suicide)

4

1,038

2

371

6

81

4

237

3

35

Assault (Homicide)

5

593

5

162

3

225

5

193

5

13

Chronic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

6

276

6

129

*

12

6

198

7

7

Diabetes Mellitus

7

245

7

89

7

62

7

89

10

5

Cerebrovascular Diseases

8

229

8

80

8

53

8

86

6

10

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Disease

9

211

*

44

5

100

9

62

9

5

Septicemia

10

127

10

45

*

29

10

51

*

2

* Not in the top 10 causes of death in this race group

 

  • HIV is the 9th leading cause of death in Texans age 25-44; however, it is the 5th leading cause of death for Black Texans in this age group. Nearly half of the deaths due to HIV in 2013 occured in Blacks and almost 30% occurred in Hispanics.

 


 

Table 5-3. Age-Adjusted* Rate of Death Due to HIV** per 100,000 Population, Texas, 2013
Race/Ethnicity 

Male
Rate

Female
Rate

Total
Rate

White, non-Hispanic

1.9

0.4

0.6

Black, non-Hispanic

10.6

4.5

3.6

Hispanic, all Races

4.5

0.7

1.1

Other Race

0.3

***

<0.1

Total

3.5

1.1

2.3

* Rates are adjusted by age using the 2000 U.S. Standard Population (11 age groups, Distribution #1)
** Deaths due to HIV are those where HIV is listed as the underlying cause on an accompanying death certificate (ICD Codes B20-B24) 
*** No deaths in Females of Other Race were reported in 2013

 

  • Table 5-3 shows the age-adjusted rate of death due to HIV in persons living with HIV. The rate of HIV-associated mortality declined for all race and sex groups in 2013 compared to 2012, with the exception of Hispanic males (increase of 13%). The development of effective anti-HIV medications has allowed persons living with HIV to live longer and deaths are less frequently attributable to HIV. Racial disparities in deaths attributable to HIV could indicate disparities in access to effective medical care for HIV.

 


 

Table 5-4. Age-Adjusted* Rate of Death Due to Any Cause in People Living with HIV (PLWH) per 1,000 PLWH in Texas by Race/Ethnicity, 2013
Race/Ethnicity & Risk Group

Male
Rate

Female
Rate

Total
Rate

White, non-Hispanic

13.5

13.6

13.7

Black, non-Hispanic

18.9

17.4

19.4

Hispanic, all Races

16.2

11.4

15.3

Other Race

6.2

**

4.6

Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

14.1

N/A

14.1

Persons who Inject Drugs (PWID)

21.7

22.2

22.2

MSM/PWID

18.4

N/A

18.4

Heterosexual

20.9

16.3

18.5

Pediatric

6.7

4.4

5.5

Adult Other

11.6

27.1

16.3

Total

17.1

18.0

17.3

* Rates are adjusted by age using the 2000 U.S. Standard Population (11 age groups, Distribution #1)
** No deaths in Females of Other Race were reported in 2013

 

  • Table 5-4 shows the age-adjusted rate of death due to any cause in persons living with HIV . Cause of death in persons living with HIV can be attributed to other causes, including diseases associated with aging, as PLWH live longer. The highest rate of death in PLWH is found in Persons who Inject Drugs. This may be due to comorbidities associated with injection drug use, such as Hepatitis B and C. Higher rates of death among Female PLWH with a risk factor of Other is likely due to the relatively small number of total PLWH in this category.

 


Epi Profile

Table of Contents1. Executive Summary | 2. New HIV Diagnoses | 3. Persons Living with HIV | 4. Co-Morbidities | 5. HIV/AIDS Deaths | 6. HIV Incidence | 7. Targeted and Routine HIV Testing | 8. Indicators of HIV Risk in HIV-negative Persons at High Risk for HIV | 9. Indicators of HIV Risk in PLWH Currently in Care | 10. Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) | 11. HIV Treatment Cascade | Data Sources and Notes


Last updated March 6, 2017