Hepatitis C Statistics in Canada and the World

  • Worldwide, it is estimated that 170 million people are living with Hepatitis C
     
  • It is estimated that 3% of people in China (about 40 million people) are living with Hepatitis C
  • 1.8% of people in India (about 21 million people) are living with Hepatitis C
  • 6% of people in Pakistan (about 10 million people) are living with Hepatitis C
  • 3.6% of people in the Philippines (about 3 million people) are living with Hepatitis C
  • In Canada, 250,000 people are living with Hepatitis C, or 0.8% of the population with 110,000 living in Ontario
  • An average of 3,500 people in Ontario test positive for Hepatitis C each year
  • It’s estimated that 35% of Hepatitis C infections in Canada are among immigrants
  • About one in three people with Hepatitis C in Canada don't know they have the virus
  • More than 280,000 new permanent residents settled in Canada last year and more than 980,000 temporary residents came here for school or work.