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Client Characteristics5


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The following section provides socio-demographic and health-related information on all Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients in the United States in 2013.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grantees have many providers under subcontract, and each provider completes a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Services Report (RSR). Although RSR data are unduplicated at the provider level, an individual client may receive services from multiple providers. Thus, any summary of the total number of clients served and their demographic characteristics, whether at the grantee, State, or national level, may result in duplicated client counts.

ADAP clients are not included in the data in this section.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Number of Clients Served in the United States

The estimated number of clients served by Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program providers in the United States in 2013 was 524,675.

Note: Nationally, 2,278 clients were seen in more than one state.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Gender

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Gender
Gender Number Percent
Male 370,140 70.6
Female 149,152 28.4
TransgenderD 5,172 1.0
Total 524,464

D Very few people self-identify with the Transgender group. Transgender is an individual whose gender identity is not congruent with his or her biological gender, regardless of the status of surgical and hormonal gender reassignment processes. Sometimes the term is used as an umbrella term encompassing transsexuals, transvestites, cross-dressers, and others. The term transgender refers to a continuum of gender expressions, identities, and roles, which expand the current dominant cultural values of what it means to be male or female.

Gender was not reported for 211 client(s) (< 1%).

Total (N) = 524,675

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Race/Ethnicity

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Race/Ethnicity
Race/Ethnicity Number Percent
White (not Hispanic) 140,810 27.2
Black or African-American (not Hispanic) 242,593 46.8
Asian (not Hispanic) 5,868 1.1
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) 935 < 1J
American Indian/Alaska Native (not Hispanic) 2,629 < 1J
Hispanic 116,862 22.6
Multiracial (not Hispanic) 8,211 1.6
Total 517,908

Race/Ethnicity was not reported for 6,767 client(s) (1.3%).

Total (N) = 524,675

J Percentages < 1 are denoted as such.

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Age

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Age
Age Number Percent
Under 2 2,884 < 1J
2 - 12 3,631 < 1J
13 - 24 31,589 6.0
25 - 44 199,126 38.0
45 - 64 266,749 50.8
65 and Above 20,693 3.9
Total 524,672

Age was not reported for 3 client(s) (< 1%).

Total (N) = 524,675

J Percentages < 1 are denoted as such.

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Health Insurance Coverage Type

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Health Insurance Coverage Type
Health Insurance Type Number Percent
Private 85,868 17.2
Private Only 61,934 12.4
Medicaid 185,979 37.3
Medicaid Only 127,096 25.5
Medicare 95,228 19.1
Medicare Only 44,341 8.9
Other Public 63,555 12.8
Other Public Only 41,473 8.3
Other 19,935 4.0
Other Only 6,609 1.3
Multiple Types 78,346 15.7
Uninsured 199,192 40.0
Uninsured Only 138,447 27.8
Total 498,246

A It is possible to be covered by more than one health insurance coverage type. Therefore, the pie chart only includes those categories that form a partition of all clients.

Health insurance was not reported for 26,429 client(s) (5.0%).

Total (N) = 524,675

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by HIV/AIDS Status

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by HIV/AIDS Status
HIV/AIDS Status Number Percent
HIV-positive not AIDS 240,796 46.7
HIV-positive, AIDS Status Unknown 48,765 9.5
CDC-defined AIDSH 216,326 41.9
HIV Indeterminant (Infants Only) 2,387 < 1J
HIV-negative 7,482 1.5
Total 515,756

HIV/AIDS status was not reported for 8,919 client(s) (1.7%).

Total (N) = 524,675

H CDC defines AIDS when the number of CD4 cells fall below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood (200 cells/mm3), or if a person develops one or more opportunistic illnesses, regardless of the CD4 count. Opportunistic infections include Invasive Cervical Cancer, Herpes Simplex, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia (recurrent), among others.

J Percentages < 1 are denoted as such.

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Household Income as a Percentage of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Household Income as a Percentage of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
Household Income Level Number Percent
Below 100% of the FPL 332,247 67.6
Between 101-200% of the FPL 107,631 21.9
Between 201-300% of the FPL 33,183 6.7
Above 300% of the FPL 18,738 3.8
Total 491,799  

Household income was not reported for 32,876 client(s) (6.3%).

Total (N) = 524,675

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Risk Factor

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Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Clients in the United States in 2013 by Risk Factor
Risk Factor Number Percent
Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) 218,327 45.0
Intravenous Drug Use 40,491 8.3
Hemophilia/coagulation 1,514 < 1J
Heterosexual 190,563 39.2
Receipt of Transfusion of Blood 3,631 < 1J
Perinatal 11,861 2.4
Other 19,223 4.0
Total 485,610

Risk Factor was not reported for 39,065 client(s) (7.4%).

Total (N) = 524,675

J Percentages < 1 are denoted as such.

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