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Statistics by Country for Hepatitis C

Prevalance of Hepatitis C:

estimated 2 to 5 million HCV chronic carriers

Prevalance Rate for Hepatitis C:

approx 1 in 136 or 0.74% or 2 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Hepatitis C to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Hepatitis C to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Hepatitis C are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Hepatitis C in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Hepatitis C in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 2,159,230 293,655,4051
Canada 239,028 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 771,761 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Hepatitis C in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 2,006 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 105,004 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 39,409 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Hepatitis C in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 28,661 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Hepatitis C in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 1,353,684 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 116,352 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 311,108 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 45,524 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 202,531 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 183,951 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Hepatitis C in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 39,804 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 38,341 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 2,161 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 66,076 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Hepatitis C in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 443,166 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 76,090 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 444,295 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 29,187 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 3,402 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 237 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 119,986 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 443,166 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 21,455 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Hepatitis C in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 60,108 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 9,163 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 606,063 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 73,767 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 245 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 284,017 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 39,879 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 14,790 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 54,785 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Hepatitis C in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 75,812 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 9,865 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 16,958 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 26,528 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 1,058,632 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 350,971 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Hepatitis C in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 57,855 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 34,513 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 77,383 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 296,182 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Hepatitis C in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 78,290 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 426,893 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Hepatitis C in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 26,064 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,997 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 55,279 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 33,065 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 15,000 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 164,379 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 79,602 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Hepatitis C in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 20,230 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Hepatitis C in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 111,350 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 51,555 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 194,194 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Hepatitis C in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 9,550,349 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 50,405 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 936,272 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 3,274 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 166,893 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 354,659 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 167,278 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Hepatitis C in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 506,572 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Hepatitis C in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 209,659 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 1,039,268 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 16,070 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 7,831,401 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 1,170,561 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 146,361 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Hepatitis C in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 7,494 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 1,753,330 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 44,618 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 172,959 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 634,130 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 32,013 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 476,952 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 607,814 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Hepatitis C in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 9,742 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 496,347 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 186,578 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 45,580 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 41,258 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 16,599 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 27,773 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 189,676 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 132,477 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 18,558 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 16,994 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 147,241 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Hepatitis C in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 559,686 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 41,408 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 287,854 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Hepatitis C in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 22,044 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 152,625 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 24,931 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 83,533 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 130,517 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 79,795 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 43,263 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Hepatitis C in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 27,518 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 70,136 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 428,801 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 60,578 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Hepatitis C in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 524,533 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 242,515 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 61,063 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 265,226 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 194,046 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Hepatitis C in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 80,724 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 12,053 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 326,826 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 8,597 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 81,071 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 26,998 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Hepatitis C in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 146,420 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 29,366 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 39,854 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

Incidence (annual) of Hepatitis C:

150,000 new cases in the USA 1991 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Incidence Rate for Hepatitis C: approx 1 in 1,813 or 0.06% or 150,000 people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Hepatitis C to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Hepatitis C to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Hepatitis C are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Hepatitis C in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Hepatitis C in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 161,942 293,655,4051
Canada 17,927 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 57,882 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Hepatitis C in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 150 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 7,875 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 2,955 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Hepatitis C in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 2,149 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Hepatitis C in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 101,526 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 8,726 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 23,333 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 3,414 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 15,189 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 13,796 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Hepatitis C in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 2,985 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 2,875 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 162 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 4,955 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Hepatitis C in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 33,237 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 5,706 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 33,322 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 2,189 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 255 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 17 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 8,999 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 33,237 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 1,609 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Hepatitis C in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 4,508 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 687 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 45,454 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 5,532 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 18 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 21,301 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 2,990 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 1,109 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 4,108 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Hepatitis C in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 5,685 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 739 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 1,271 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 1,989 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 79,397 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 26,322 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Hepatitis C in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 4,339 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 5,803 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 22,213 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 2,588 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Hepatitis C in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 32,016 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 5,871 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Hepatitis C in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 1,954 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 224 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 4,145 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 2,479 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 1,125 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 12,328 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 5,970 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Hepatitis C in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 1,517 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Hepatitis C in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 8,351 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 3,866 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 14,564 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Hepatitis C in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 716,276 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 3,780 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 70,220 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 245 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 12,517 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 26,599 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 12,545 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Hepatitis C in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 37,992 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Hepatitis C in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 15,724 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 77,945 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 1,205 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 587,355 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 87,792 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 10,977 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Hepatitis C in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 562 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 131,499 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 3,346 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 12,971 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 47,559 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 2,401 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 35,771 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 45,586 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Hepatitis C in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 730 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 37,226 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 13,993 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 3,418 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 3,094 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 1,244 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 2,083 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 14,225 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 9,935 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 1,391 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 1,274 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 11,043 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Hepatitis C in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 41,976 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 3,105 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 21,589 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Hepatitis C in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 1,653 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 11,446 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 1,869 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 6,265 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 9,788 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 5,984 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 3,244 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Hepatitis C in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 2,063 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 5,260 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 32,160 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 4,543 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Hepatitis C in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 39,340 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 18,188 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 4,579 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 19,891 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 14,553 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Hepatitis C in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 6,054 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 903 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 24,512 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 644 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 6,080 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 2,024 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Hepatitis C in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 10,981 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 2,202 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 2,989 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Hepatitis C:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Hepatitis C are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Hepatitis C statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Hepatitis C in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Hepatitis C:

The word 'prevalence' of Hepatitis C usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis C at any given time (i.e. people with Hepatitis C). The term 'incidence' of Hepatitis C means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hepatitis C diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Hepatitis C). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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