Past or Present Hepatitis C Infection Statistics
All reported hepatitis C cases with past or current hepatitis C infection. This includes persons who have been infected previously but do not have evidence of current infection.
As of December 31, 2012, there were 39,303* persons who were reported to MDH and are assumed alive and living in Minnesota with past or present hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
*Includes persons with unknown city of residence.
Note: Includes all acute, chronic, probable chronic, and resolved cases.
Persons Living with HCV in MN by Current Residence, 2012
Total number with residence information = 37,819
(1,484 missing residence information)
Suburban Metro = Seven-county metro area including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin (except Minneapolis), Ramsey (except St. Paul), Scott, and Washington counties including those in Hennepin or Ramsey counties with unknown city.
Greater Minnesota = All other counties outside the seven-county metro area.
Persons Living with HCV in MN by Age, 2012
Persons Living with HCV in MN by Race Rates (per 100,000 persons*), 2012
*Rates calculated using U.S. Census data. Excludes cases with multiple races and unknown race.
- The statistics rely on data from HCV cases diagnosed through 2012 and reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Hepatitis Surveillance System.
- Some limitations of surveillance data:
- Data do not include hepatitis-infected persons who have not been tested.
- Data do not include persons whose positive test results have not been reported to the MDH.
- Persons are assumed to be alive unless the MDH has knowledge of their death.
- Persons whose most recently reported state of residence was Minnesota are assumed to be currently residing in Minnesota unless the MDH has knowledge of their relocation.