Prevention in Focus

Fall 2018 

Fast facts: Sexually transmitted infections in Canada

Chlamydia

13% – The percent increase in the rate of chlamydia per 100,000 Canadians from 2011 to 2016.

121,244 – The number of reported cases of chlamydia in 2016.

334 – The number of reported cases of chlamydia for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2016.

61% – The percentage of reported cases of chlamydia among women in 2016.

56% – The percentage of reported cases of chlamydia among Canadians aged 15 to 24 in 2016.

Resource:

Chlamydia – CATIE fact sheet

Gonorrhea

87% – The percent increase in the rate of gonorrhea per 100,000 Canadians from 2011 to 2016.

23,708 – The number of reported cases of gonorrhea in 2016.

65 – The number of reported cases of gonorrhea for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2016.

64% – The percentage of reported cases of gonorrhea among men in 2016.

57% – The percentage of reported cases of gonorrhea among Canadians aged 15 to 29 in 2016.

Resource:

Gonorrhea – CATIE fact sheet

Syphilis

76% – the percent increase in the rate of syphilis per 100,000 Canadians from 2011 to 2016.

5,369 – The number of reported cases of infectious syphilis in 2016.

15 – The number of reported cases of infection syphilis for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2016.

86% – The percentage of reported cases of infectious syphilis among men in 2016.

64% – The percentage of reported cases of infectious syphilis among Canadians aged 30 to 59 in 2016.

Resource:

Syphilis – CATIE fact sheet

Reference

Public Health Agency of Canada. Notifiable diseases online. Available from: http://diseases.canada.ca/notifiable/ [accessed July 3, 2018].

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