On the contrast to the study carried out by University of California, Riverside analysis of new mortality data for that era reported that race posed a great impact on the death. Like race proved to be a considerable risk factor, with African-American women nine times more likely to die of HIV/AIDS and Latinas seven times more expected to die of the disease than white women. These mortality rates were noticeably higher than those for men of color compared to white men. Although we knew that race carried at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s to be a significant risk of death due to HIV in the individuals, Dr. Augustine Kposowa, a UCR sociology professor say that Marital status and HIV/AIDS mortality: proof from the U.S. National Longitudinal Mortality Study — is the first to scrutinize the effects of marital status on deaths of individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Kposowa’s analyzed the results of 11 years of mortality data found that marital status was a significant risk factor for men, but not women. Interesting finds were reported like Divorced and separated men posed risk by more than six times more likely to die of AIDS than married men, and those who had never married posed a risk of 13.5 times more likely to die of the disease.
Science Daily, July 12, 2013