Prevention in Focus

Spring 2020 

Fast Facts: Sexually transmitted infections in Canada in 2017 and 2018

Chlamydia

39% – The percent increase in the rate of chlamydia from 2008 to 2017.

126,322 – The number of reported cases of chlamydia in 2017.

346 – The number of reported cases of chlamydia for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2017.

60% – The percentage of reported cases of chlamydia in women in 2017.

1,871 – The rate (per 100,000) of chlamydia among 20 to 24 year olds in 2017.

Gonorrhea

109% – The percent increase in the rate of gonorrhea from 2008 to 2017.

29,034 – The number of reported cases of gonorrhea in 2017.

80 – The number of reported cases of gonorrhea for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2017.

65% – The percentage of reported cases of gonorrhea in men in 2017.

272 – The rate (per 100,000) of gonorrhea among 20 to 24 year olds in 2017.

Syphilis

167% – The percent increase in the rate of syphilis from 2008 to 2017.

4,083 – The number of reported cases of infectious syphilis in 2017.

11 – The number of reported cases of infections syphilis for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2017.

17 – The number of reported cases of infectious syphilis for every 100,000 people in Canada in 2018.

89% – The percentage of reported cases of infectious syphilis in men in 2017.

27 – The rate (per 100,000) of syphilis among 25 to 29 years olds in 2017.

17 – The number of confirmed cased of congenital syphilis in 2018.

Reference

Public Health Agency of Canada. Report on sexually transmitted infections in Canada, 2017. 2019; November 25. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/hc-sc/documents/services/publications/diseases-and-conditions/sexually-transmitted-infections-canada-2017-infographic/STI_2017_20191113_EN.PDF

Public Health Agency of Canada. Infectious syphilis in Canada, 2018. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/reports-publications/canada-communicable-disease-report-ccdr/monthly-issue/2019-45/issue-11-november-7-2019/article-5-infectious-syphilis-canada-2009-2018.html [accessed November 25, 2019].