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Rhode Island Mortality Rates Rhode Island State Mortality Rates 1999-2006

Rhode Island Hispanic (2186-2) Female

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Prevalence and incidence of HIV, Hepatitis B Virus, and Hepatitis C Virus infections among Males in Rhode Island Prisons Concerns exist that jails and prisons could serve as reservoirs that could simplify transmission of infectious diseases in the wider community as inmates who become infected behind bars are released. 99 kb pdf
Routine Jail-Based HIV Testing --- Rhode Island, 2000--2007 To determine the number and characteristics of persons with newly identified HIV infection and estimate the proportion of detainees who might not have been tested if testing had been delayed, RIDOC examined jail incarceration and HIV testing data from 2000--2007. A newly identified case of HIV infection was defined in a person with a positive confirmed HIV test at RIDOC who had no record of a previous positive HIV test result according to RIDOH HIV surveillance data. Data from 2000--2007 were selected because reporting of positive HIV test results to RIDOH using unique identifiers began in 2000  

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