Chlamydia Incidence Rate per 100,000 Population, On-Reserve, 2012

Notes: Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed and reported STI in Canada. Chlamydia can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual or through vertical transmission from infected mothers to their newborns.

Limitations: The majority of individuals with chlamydia have no symptoms, creating challenges for early detection and diagnosis. Age-standardized rates would be ideal to compare sexually transmitted infection among different populations; but unfortunately, provincial data is not available to allow for this age-standardized comparison.

Source: First Nation and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) and Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), Health Canada.