- Campylobacter enteritis is a food and waterborne infection that was among the top five most frequently reported infectious diseases in Chatham-Kent for 2018.
- In 2018, there were 27 reported cases of Campylobacter enteritis among Chatham-Kent residents, which accounted for 47% of all reported food and waterborne illnesses and 5% of all reported infectious diseases.
- The incidence rate was 26.2 (16.0, 36.3) per 100,000 which was not significantly different than the rate of 23.5 (22.7, 24.3) per 100,000 for Ontario.
- The incidence rate for Chatham-Kent in 2018 was significantly higher when compared to the previous 5-year average.
- Over time, rates provincially have remained relatively stable while rates for Chatham-Kent have been generally lower than Ontario overall with an increasing trend in recent years.
Age-standardized incidence rate of Campylobacter enteritis, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2009-2018
By Age Group
- In Chatham-Kent, those under the age of 25 and above the age of 65 experienced significantly lower rates compared to Ontarians of the same age groups.
- Of the 89 reported cases in Chatham-Kent from 2014 to 2018, 65% were between the ages of 25 and 64.
Incidence rate of Campylobacter enteritis, by age, Chatham-Kent and Ontario, 2014-2018 (combined)
- Ontario males experienced significantly higher rates compared to Ontario females. A similar trend was seen for Chatham-Kent, however the difference between sexes was not significant.
- Of the 89 reported cases in Chatham-Kent from 2014 to 2018, 55% were among males.