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Statistics about Hepatitis C

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Hepatitis C:

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Prevalance of Hepatitis C: estimated 2 to 5 million HCV chronic carriers

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

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: approx 1 in 1,813 or 0.06% or 150,000 people in USA [about data]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Hepatitis C: 150,000 per year, 12,500 per month, 2,884 per week, 410 per day, 17 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the incidence statistic: 150,000 new cases in the USA 1991 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact – NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Worldwide prevalence of Hepatitis C: 170 million people worldwide with Hepatitis C (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)

Prevalance of Hepatitis C: CDC estimates that nearly 4 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C, many of whom are not aware of their infection. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID) ... It is estimated that there are between 2 and 5 million HCV chronic carriers. (Source: excerpt from Hepatitis: NWHIC)

Incidence of Hepatitis C: 150,000 new cases (1991) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Prevelance statistics about Hepatitis C:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Hepatitis C:

  • 3% of the population worldwide with Hepatitis C (Blood Safety Surveillance and Health Care Acquired Infections Division, Health Canada)
  • 225,000 people have Hepatitis C in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • more about prevalence...»

Incidence statistics about Hepatitis C:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Hepatitis C:

  • 3,111 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
  • 16,000 new cases of Hepatitis C occurs annually in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2.8 cases of Hepatitis C per 100,000 population was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 434 new cases of Hepatitis C was notified in Australia 2002 (Yohannes K, Roche P, Blumer C et al. 2004, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Death and mortality statistics for Hepatitis C:

Deaths from Hepatitis C: estimated 8,000 to 10,000 deaths annually from Chronic HepC in USA (NIDDK)

Death rate extrapolations for USA for Hepatitis C: 8,000 per year, 666 per month, 153 per week, 21 per day, 0 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: estimated 8,000 to 10,000 deaths annually from Chronic HepC in USA (NIDDK)

Death statistics for Hepatitis C:

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Hepatitis C:

  • Hepatitis C death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 8,000 deaths from Hepatitis C in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 7,000 deaths from Hepatitis C in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 14,000 deaths from Hepatitis C in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 4,000 deaths from Hepatitis C in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 5,000 deaths from Hepatitis C in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004
    • About 14,000 deaths from Hepatitis C in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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Deaths from Hepatitis C

Chronic liver disease due to hepatitis C causes between 8,000 and 10,000 deaths and leads to about 1,000 liver transplants each year in the United States. Over the next two decades, the number of annual deaths from hepatitis C is expected to triple if there continues to be no effective treatment. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health -- Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID) ... Chronic liver disease is the tenth leading cause of death among adults in the United States. Studies indicate 40% to 60% of this disease is related to HCV, resulting in 8,000 to 10,000 deaths each year. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hepatitis C: CDC-OC)

Society statistics for Hepatitis C

  Costs for Hepatitis C: $600 million (CDC-OC)

  Costs for Hepatitis C: The estimated cost for treating hepatitis C is $600 million (199)/yearly including medical and work loss (Source: excerpt from Facts About Hepatitis A and C: CDC-OC)

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Hepatitis C. The term 'prevalence' of Hepatitis C usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Hepatitis C at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Hepatitis C refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Hepatitis C diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived 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.

 

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