Cardiovascular disease is a widely diagnosed condition that can have many etiologies and factors that changes its prognosis. This project was aimed at investigating two potential factors that changes its prognosis: HIV status and gender. Data on HIV status was collected from NCHHSTP AtlasPlus for all US states and territories and data on cardiovascular disease deaths and corresponding gender was collected from Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke for all US states and territories. Using a linear regression test, a correlation was tested for between HIV status and cardiovascular disease deaths for every US state/territory followed by a test between gender and cardiovascular disease deaths for every US state/territory. The study did not yield significant results between HIV status and cardiovascular disease deaths, a rise in .006 deaths for every case of HIV, however it did yield statistically significant data between gender and cardiovascular disease deaths, 161 fewer deaths per thousand in females versus males.
Ahmad, T. (2020). Effect of HIV prevalence and Gender on Cardiovascular Disease Deaths. Wright State University. Dayton, Ohio.