Data Visualization: Iowa's 2020 population by race/ethnicity vs. Iowa's 2020 new HIV diagnoses by race/ethnicity

Disparities in new HIV diagnoses in Iowa by Race/Ethnicity

Description: Pie chart showing Iowa’s population proportions by race/ethnicity in 2020 compared to a pie chart showing how Iowa’s new HIV diagnoses in 2020 distributed by race/ethnicity. The comparison of the pie charts show the disproportionate percentage of Black, Latinx, and other people of color diagnosed with HIV compared to their total population percentage in Iowa overall.

Overview

The pie chart shows Iowa’s total population and the percentages of Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Black, White and Other people in the state. It also has a second pie chart showing how new diagnoses of HIV in Iowa in 2020 were distributed among the following populations based on race/ethnicity: Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Black, White, and Other race/ethnicity. The two pie charts depict the disproportionate rate of diagnoses for people of color.  Hispanic/Latinx diagnoses are proportional to the percentage of the population, Asian diagnoses are two times more than their percentage of the total population, Black diagnoses are almost six times more than their percentage of the population, diagnoses for other races of color were 3.5 times more their percentage of the population and White diagnoses were almost half the amount of their total population. This pie chart is shown as a graphic under the title of “disparities in diagnoses” to provide data that supports our goal to prioritize reductions in Black and Latinx diagnoses to improve health equity.

Values

In 2020 Iowa’s total population was 6 percent Hispanic, 3 percent Asian, 4 percent Black, 85 percent White and 2% other races of color.  In 2020, of the people diagnosed with HIV, 5 percent were Hispanic/Latinx, 6 percent were Asian, 23 percent were Black, 58 percent were  White, and 7 percent were Other races of color.