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Campylobacter enteritis

Incidence Rates

In 2016 there were 16 cases of campylobacter enteritis in the NWHU catchment area, which gives a crude incidence rate of 19.7 per 100,000.  This was lower but not statistically different from the provincial rate of 24.6 per 100,000 in 2016.  Although, if we combine the previous five years of data, the NWHU rate over this time is statistically lower than the province.

Age and Sex Distribution

Over the past 5 years there were 76 cases of campylobacter enteritis in the NWHU.  Cases in this time were fairly spread out between males and females as well as across the age spectrum.

Monthly Incidence

Over the past 5 years the summer months have been the most common for
campylobacter enteritis to occur in the NWHU area. The most number of cases over
this time occurred in July (14 cases), and August and June (11 cases each). Fewer
cases occurred throughout the winter months on average.