Compare the figure above (showing AIDS cases among Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) with AIDS deaths among "Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders" and "American-Indians and Native Alaskans", 1985-1999 (US)36

In the figure shown above, the actual number of AIDS cases are higher among "Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders" than those for "American Indians & Native Alaskans". However, the combined populations of the "Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders" were 4-5 fold greater than those of "American-Indians and Native Alaskans" during 1981-2000 ( Untitled US Bureau of Census ). Thus, the values for AIDS cases were normalized relative to the population of the major ethnic groups in the US, using population data from the Untitled US Bureau of Census .

Upon normalization with respect to their ethnic populations, the % AIDS cases among "Asian-Americans & Pacific Islanders" were lower, on a year-to-year basis, than those for "American-Indians and Native Alaskans" (see "bottom figure" of the figure shown below). Overall however, AIDS cases and AIDS deaths among "Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders" and "American-Indians and Native Alaskans" are very much lower than the comparable values observed among other major ethnic groups in the United States.