Prevention in Focus

Fall 2016 

Fast facts: Sexually transmitted infections in Canada

Chlamydia

73% – The percentage increase in the number of reported cases of chlamydia from 2003 to 2012.

103,716 – The number of reported cases of chlamydia in 2012.

299 – The number of reported cases of chlamydia for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2012.

65% – The percentage of reported cases of chlamydia among women in 2012.

61% – The percentage of reported cases of chlamydia among Canadians aged 24 and under in 2012.

Resource:

Chlamydia – CATIE fact sheet

Gonorrhea

52% – The percentage increase in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea from 2003 to 2012.

12,561 – The number of reported cases of gonorrhea in 2012.

36 – The number of reported cases of gonorrhea for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2012.

57% – The percentage of reported cases of gonorrhea among men in 2012.

67% – The percentage of reported cases of gonorrhea among Canadians aged 29 and under in 2012.

Resource:

Gonorrhea – CATIE fact sheet

Syphilis

121% – the percentage increase in the rate of reported cases from 2003 to 2012.

2,003 – The number of reported cases of infectious syphilis in 2012.

5.8 – The number of reported cases of infection syphilis for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2012.

95% – The percentage of reported cases of infectious syphilis among men in 2012.

68% – The percentage of reported cases of infectious syphilis among Canadians aged 30 and older in 2012.

Resource:

Syphilis – CATIE fact sheet

Reference

Public Health Agency of Canada. Report on Sexually Transmitted Infections in Canada: 2012. Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada; 2015. Available from: http://www.catie.ca/en/resources/report-sexually-transmitted-infections-canada-2012