DOJ: North Carolina among leaders in prisoners with HIV or AIDS | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DOJ: North Carolina among leaders in prisoners with HIV or AIDS

Posted by on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 4:27 PM

In 2012, North Carolina counted at least 718 state prisoners with HIV or AIDS, the sixth-highest state total in the country. North Carolina trialed New York, Florida, Texas, California and Georgia.

The finding was one of several released this month in a report by the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Statistics on the medical problems of state and federal prisoners and jail inmates. The study tracked numbers from 2010 and 2012.

Three states, including Illinois, didn't report their data on HIV or AIDS.

About 1 percent of prisoners and jail inmates who'd been tested for HIV reported being HIV positive.

The report offered several highlights, including:

—Prisoners and jail inmates were more likely than the general population to report a chronic condition or infectious disease. The same finding held true for each specific condition or infectious disease. (Chronic conditions include cancer, high blood pressure, stroke-related problems and diabetes, among other ailments.)

—40 percent of prisoners and jail inmates reported having a current chronic medical condition

—High blood pressure was the most common chronic condition reported by prisoners (30 percent) and jail inmates (26 percent).

—The majority of prisoners (74 percent) and jail inmates (62 percent) were overweight, obese, or morbidly obese.
Pin It

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem …

by MaleMatters on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

by vidvis on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

Well there's a reason for this. Per the GAO, women work fewer and more flexible hours, doing less quantitative and …

by Edward Teach on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

WALTER WEBB
VETERAN AFFAIRS PROGRAM
(FORMER) JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNSELOR
JANUARY 2017

RE: MENTAL DISORDER AT EARLY AGE WITH EMOTIONAL, …

by FREELANCEWRITER on N.C. Senate Tries, Again, to Shut Down Wright School in Durham (News)

Forget voter fraud as the problem; what is the point of voting at all with judges and legislators in the …

by Glenn Maughan on SCOTUS Grants Emergency Stay For 2017 Special Elections (News)

Comments

Re: "... women in the state already make less on average than their male counterparts...."

Most women's advocates seem …

by MaleMatters on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

"Furthermore, laws that mandate special workplace benefits to pregnant women are sexist towards men and biased against single people.."

by vidvis on Pennies on the Dollar: A Tour of the North Carolina’s Gender-Wage Gap (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation