By age 2017

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart

Key points

  • In 2017, the most common age category at HIV diagnosis was older for females (35 to 39 years) than males (25 to 29 years).
  • Between 2008 to 2017, the median age for new HIV diagnoses decreased for males and increased for females. In 2017, the median age at HIV diagnosis was 37 for females and 36 years for males.
  • There were no consistent differences in age trends when excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses.

 

Figures

Figure 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by age, Ontario, 2017


Snapshot: In 2017, the most common age category at HIV diagnosis was 25 to 29 for both new diagnoses (16.5%) and when excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses (17.3%).


Figure 2 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by age, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the highest HIV diagnosis rate was in the 30 to 34 age category for new diagnoses (15.2) and in the 25 to 29 age category when excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses (13.6).


Figure 3 Median age of new HIV diagnoses, by sex, Ontario, 2008 to 2017

Snapshot: There are opposing trends among the median age of new diagnoses by sex. In 2008, median age of new HIV diagnoses was three years older in males (38 years) compared to females (35 years), In 2017, median age of new HIV diagnoses was one year older in females (37 years) compared to males (36 years). Trends did not significantly differ when excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses and are not shown on this figure.


Figure 4 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by age and sex, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the most common age category at HIV diagnosis was 25 to 29 years for males (17.6%) and 35 to 39 years for females (17.9%).


Figure 5 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by age and sex, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the new HIV diagnosis rate was highest in the 30 to 34 category for males (25.5 per 100,00 people) and the 35 to 39 age category for females (7.4 per 100,000 people). The rate was higher for males compared to females in all age categories.


Tables

Table 1 Number, percent and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, by age, Ontario, 2017

OOP = ‘Out-of-province’.  One diagnosis was of unknown age and was not out-of-province.  Total diagnoses: 916 (797 with OOP excluded).  Total Ontario population: 14,193,384.

 

Table 2 Number, percent and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, by age, males, Ontario, 2017

OOP = ‘Out-of-province’.  One diagnosis was of unknown age and was not out-of-province.  Total diagnoses: 717 (641 with OOP excluded).  Total Ontario population (males): 6,980,810.

 

Table 3 Number, percent and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, by age, females, Ontario, 2017

OOP = ‘Out-of-province’.  Total diagnoses: 195 (152 with OOP excluded).  Total Ontario population (males): 7,212,574.

 

Table 4 Median age of new HIV diagnoses, overall and by sex, Ontario, 2008 to 2017

OOP = ‘Out-of-province’.

 

Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. Diagnoses with unknown sex and age excluded (less than 1% of diagnoses). Rates calculated using Statistics Canada population estimates, accessed 04/09/2018.