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Massachusetts Mortality Rates Massachusetts Mortality Rates 1999-2006

Massachusetts African American Female

Massachusetts African American Male

Massachusetts Hispanic (2135-2) Female

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Massachusetts Hispanic (2186-2) Female

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Comprehensive Plan for HIV/AIDS Services in the Boston EMA Listing of service available in Boston for those infected with AIDS 711 kb pdf
Differences in Knowledge of Hepatitis B Among Vietnamese, African- American, Hispanic, and White Adolescents in Worcester, Massachusetts Knowledge of hepatitis B was low overall. Vietnamese respondents were more likely than were other students to know that hepatitis B affects the liver (35.6% vs 22.6%). However, they were much less likely than were other students to correctly identify sex with an infected person as a risk factor for infection (13.7% vs 32.8%). Independent predictors of this knowledge were: white race; older age; attending high school versus middle school; having been taught about hepatitis B in school; knowing the definition of hepatitis B; reporting better grades; having a family member with hepatitis B; and being more highly acculturated  
Hepatitis cases in Boston surge Hepatitis C cases soared by 300 percent in Boston during the past four years, mirroring state and national trends, the city's Public Health Commission reported yesterday.  
MASSACHUSETTS: "Council Rejects Needle Exchange" In a nonbinding referendum in 1998, more than 60 percent of voters rejected a plan to create a needle exchange  
Prisons Plagued with Hepatitis C in Massachusetts While the rate of HIV infection among prison inmates has remained steady since 1999, a surge in inmates with deadly Hepatitis C has caught the state system off guard. Hepatitis C, a deadly liver disease which can be contracted through intravenous drug use, is being called the new HIV/AIDS epidemic, challenging corrections officials in Massachusetts  
 

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