- It is estimated that 34,500 people are living with chronic hepatitis C in Scotland – 1% of Scotland’s population.
- 19,000 people (55%) have been diagnosed
- Another 15,500 (45%) may be infected but are undiagnosed
- In 2017, there were 1,511 new cases of hepatitis C diagnosed in Scotland – around 29 a week
- It is estimated that around 210,000 people are living with hepatitis C in the UK
- Hepatitis C related deaths have fallen by 11% (456) in 2014 to approximately 406
- There has been 125% increase in people accessing hepatitis C treatment compared to pre-2015 levels
- An estimated 71 million people globally are living with chronic hepatitis C
- An estimated 399,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver diseases
For further statistical information about hepatitis C in Scotland, visit Health Protection Scotland’s Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework Data Portal.
- Health Protection Scotland – Sexual Health and BBV Framework Data Portal
- Scot PHO – Hepatitis C – data on Hepatitis C
- Public Health England – Hepatitis C in the UK – 2018 Report
- World Health Organization – Hepatitis C Fact Sheet (Updated October 2017)
- World Health Organisation – Global Hepatitis C Report 2017