The clear and present danger of the AIDS epidemic is heavily concentrated within the Philadelphia and Delaware counties with 1,178.41 and 443.12 cases per 100,000 respectively. This concentration of the AIDS epidemic within these particular counties was illustrated in various correlations. Stereotypical problems such as the need of public assistance and income below the poverty level of $17,000 per year positively correlate with the rate of AIDS cases per 100,000 p<0.05. In order for figures to correlate as p<0.05, the figures must correlate at 0.456 for nineteen. These correlations illustrate the massive number of AIDS cases within urban areas in Pennsylvania such as Philadelphia, Delaware, and Lehigh Counties. I also received strong correlations among the number of foreign born citizens within Pennsylvania in comparison to the native born citizens within Pennsylvania. As the number of foreign born individuals increased, the rate of AIDS cases per 100,000 increased as well. In relation to this particular correlation, as the number of native born individuals increased, the rate of AIDS cases decreased, thus illustrating the correlation between birth place and number of AIDS cases as seen in table 1 and chart 1.
Table 1: Correlation of native born and foreign born in Pennsylvania
Chart 1: Scatter plots illustrating the correlation of native born and foreign born in Pennsylvania
After removing the Philadelphia County from my correlations, there was still a positive correlation of the foreign born individuals and a negative correlation of the native born individuals in the rural areas of Pennsylvania as seen in Table 2:
Correlation of native and foreign born individuals not including Philadelphia County:
Rooted in the establishment of Pennsylvania is a refuge for all individuals of all cultures dating back to its founder, William Penn. This state has been propelled into an oasis for an abundance of immigrants from Central America and South America as supported by the illegal immigration rate of 49,000. In my own personal experience majority of the students in my high school, William Allen High School, are descendants of a Latino nation, it was easy for me to comprehend the vast amount of AIDS cases within the Hispanic community. Therefore, this positive correlation might explain that the majority of AIDS cases within Pennsylvania consist of Hispanic individuals with a rate of 933.80 cases per 100,000.