Prevention in Focus

Fall 2019 

Fast Facts: Reported cases of hepatitis C in Canada in 2017

  • 11%: The percent decrease in the number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses from 2008 to 2017.
  • 11,592: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses in Canada in 2017.
  • 7,086: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses in males in Canada in 2017.
  • 4,451: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses in females in Canada in 2017.
  • 31.7: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2017.

By Province and Territory

  • 61.7: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Saskatchewan in 2017.
  • 46.5: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in British Columbia in 2017.
  • 46.1: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Manitoba in 2017.
  • 45.4: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Yukon in 2017.
  • 34.8: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Alberta in 2017.
  • 33.5: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Newfoundland in 2017.
  • 33.4: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Ontario in 2017.
  • 32.2: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in New Brunswick in 2017.
  • 30.9: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Nova Scotia in 2017.
  • 24.6: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Prince Edward Island in 2017.
  • 13.4: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Northwest Territories in 2017.
  • 12.3: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Quebec in 2017.
  • Not available: The number of reported hepatitis C diagnoses for every 100,000 people in Nunavut in 2017.

Resource:

Hepatitis in Canada: 2017 surveillance data – Public Health Agency of Canada infographic

Reference:

Public Health Agency of Canada. Report on Hepatitis B and C in Canada: 2017. Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch, Public Health Agency of Canada; 2019. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/publications/diseases-conditions/report-hepatitis-b-c-canada-2017.html