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released: 31 Oct 2011 author: AIHW media release

The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 presents national statistics monitoring the NCSP using new performance indicators. For women in the target age group, 20-69 years, participation in the program was around 59%, with more than 3.6 million women screened over the 2 years 2008-2009. Cervical cancer incidence remains at an historical low of 9 new cases per 100,000 women, and deaths are also low, historically and by international standards, at 2 deaths per 100,000 women.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-216-2; Cat. no. CAN 57; 136pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
      • National Cervical Screening Program
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Data at a glance
    • Section 1 Introductory material
      • Structure of this report
      • Overview of cervical cancer and cervical screening
      • Data considerations
      • Terminology and concepts used in this report
    • Section 2 Performance indicators
      • Indicator 1 Participation
      • Indicator 2.1 Early rescreening
      • Indicator 2.2 Rescreening after 27-month cervical cytology register reminder letter
      • Indicator 3 Cytology
      • Indicator 4 Histology
      • Indicator 5 Cytology-histology correlation
      • Indicator 6 Incidence
      • Indicator 7 Mortality
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Additional data
      • Appendix B National Cervical Screening program information
      • Appendix C Data sources and classifications
      • Appendix D Statistical methods
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Notes and corrections 

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  1. (30 Apr 2012) The changes to the PDF are to replace the word 'breast' with 'cervical', fix a couple of spelling errors, and change the data for CIN II and CIN III (text only in one paragraph) which erroneously included a state that does not distinguish between CIN II and CIN III, and therefore skewed the data towards CIN III.  Changes to the data tables are to include 'age not stated' records in 'all ages' totals for 4 tables. 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009. Cancer series no. 61. Cat. no. CAN 57. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420251>.

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