Statistics on HIV/AIDS, STDs and Unintended Pregnancy
Hispanic youth are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended pregnancy. Race and ethnicity are not risk factors but are risk markers that correlate with fundamental determinants of health such as poverty and limited access to quality health care.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
In 2000, Hispanics accounted for the following numbers of STDs in adolescents ages 10 to 19:
Illinois has the 10th highest annual rate of Hispanic teen pregnancies; each year 114.6 births per 1,000 Illinois teens occur among Hispanics ages 15 to 19.
The following fact sheets on HIV/AIDS, STDs and unintended pregnancy are available: African-American Adolescents, Living in a High-risk Population: Hispanic Adolescents, Living in a High-risk Population : Adolescents at Risk, Statistics on HIV/AIDS, STDs and Unintended Pregnancy, Talking to Your Kids about HIV/AIDS, STDs and Unintended Pregnancy
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