Where Maryland stands

November 08, 2001

Maryland ranks fourth in the nation in new AIDS cases, with 22.6 reported per 100,000 residents in 2000 (a total of 1,197 cases). The national rate is 12.8. North Dakota ranks last with 0.5 cases per 100,000 residents.

New AIDS cases

State per 100,000 residents Rank

Florida 28.9 1

Delaware 25.4 2

New York 24.4 3

Maryland 22.6 4

New Jersey 18.9 5

South Carolina 18.8 6

Massachusetts 17.9 7

Connecticut 16.0 8

Louisiana 14.5 9

Mississippi 13.9 10

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics

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