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released: 4 Nov 2011 author: AIHW media release

Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of lung cancer in Australia including how lung cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Indigenous status and country of birth.

ISBN 978-1-74249-222-3; Cat. no. CAN 58; 206pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • The incidence rate of lung cancer has fallen in males but risen in females
      • Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer
      • Lung cancer survival has improved but still remains low
      • The number of hospitalisations for lung cancer has increased
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is lung cancer?
      • What are the different types of lung cancer?
        • Small cell carcinoma
        • Non-small cell carcinoma
          • Squamous cell carcinoma
          • Adenocarcinoma
          • Large cell carcinoma
        • Other types of lung cancer
      • Lung cancer in a policy context
      • Purpose and structure of this report
      • Data interpretation
      • Data sources
    • 2 Risk factors for lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • Lifestyle factors
        • Tobacco smoking
          • How many Australians smoke
            • Trends
            • Differences by remoteness
            • Differences by socioeconomic status
            • Differences by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Status
            • Differences by country of birth
      • Environmental factors
        • Passive smoking
        • Radon in homes
        • Occupational exposure
        • Air pollution
          • Outdoor air pollution
          • Indoor air pollution
      • Biomedical factors
        • Family history of lung cancer
        • Previous lung diseases
    • 3 Incidence of lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • How many people were newly diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007?
        • Does incidence differ by age?
      • Has the occurrence of lung cancer changed over time?
        • Do trends in incidence differ by age at diagnosis?
      • What is the risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer?
      • What is the average age at diagnosis?
      • How many people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2010?
      • What are the most common types of lung cancer?
        • Does the age at diagnosis differ for the different types of lung cancer?
        • Have there been changes in the distribution of lung cancer types?
      • Does incidence differ by stage?
      • Do incidence rates differ across population groups?
        • Do incidence rates differ by state and territory?
        • Do incidence rates differ by remoteness area?
        • Do incidence rates differ by socioeconomic status?
        • Do incidence rates differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status?
        • Do incidence rates differ by country of birth?
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 4 Mortality from lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • How many people died from lung cancer in 2007?
        • Does mortality differ by age?
      • Have lung cancer mortality rates changed over time?
        • Smoking and long-term mortality trends
        • Recent trends in mortality rates, 1982 to 2007
        • Do trends in mortality differ by age at death?
      • What is the risk of death from lung cancer?
      • What is the average age at death?
      • How many people are expected to die from lung cancer in 2010?
      • Do mortality rates differ across population groups?
        • Do mortality rates differ by state and territory?
        • Do mortality rates differ by remoteness area?
        • Do mortality rates differ by socioeconomic status?
        • Do mortality rates differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status?
        • Do mortality rates differ by country of birth?
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 5 Survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • What is the prospect of surviving lung cancer?
        • How does survival from lung cancer compare with other types of cancers?
        • Does survival differ by age?
      • Has survival from lung cancer changed over time?
        • Is the gain in survival over time evident in all age groups?
      • Does survival differ for the most common types of lung cancer?
        • How has the survival for the most common types of lung cancer changed over time?
      • Does survival differ by stage?
      • Does survival differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status?
      • How does Australia compare internationally?
    • 6 Prevalence of lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • How prevalent was lung cancer in 2007?
        • Does prevalence differ by age?
      • Does prevalence differ across population groups?
        • Does prevalence differ by state and territory?
        • Does prevalence differ by country of birth?
    • 7 Burden of disease due to lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • Estimated burden of disease in 2011
        • Burden due to years of life lost (YLL) and years of life lost to disability (YLD)
        • Differences by age
    • 8 Hospitalisations for lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • How many hospitalisations occurred due to lung cancer in 2008–09?
        • Does hospitalisation differ by age?
        • Does hospitalisation differ by sex?
        • Does admitted patient activity differ by hospital sector?
      • Has hospitalisation of lung cancer changed over time?
      • Do hospitalisation rates differ across population groups?
        • Do hospitalisation rates differ by remoteness area?
        • Do hospitalisation rates differ by socioeconomic status?
        • Do hospitalisation rates differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status?
      • Which procedures were most frequently undertaken for lung cancer?
      • How many surgical procedures were undertaken for people with lung cancer?
        • Does the number of surgical procedures vary by hospital sector?
        • Does the number of surgical procedures vary by remoteness?
      • Which disease groups co-existed with lung cancer?
    • 9 Expenditure on lung cancer
      • Introduction
      • How much was spent on lung cancer in 2004–05?
        • Does expenditure differ by sex?
        • Does expenditure differ by age?
      • Has expenditure on lung cancer changed over time?
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Classifications
        • Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Areas
        • Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage
        • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
        • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Australian modification
        • Australian Classification of Health Interventions
        • Standard Australian Classification of Countries
      • Appendix B: Statistical methods and technical notes
        • 2010 estimated incidence and mortality
        • Age-specific rates
        • Age-standardised rates
        • Age-sex weighted average length of stay
        • Confidence intervals
        • Mortality-to-incidence ratio
        • Rate ratio
        • Relative survival analysis
        • Risk to age 85
      • Appendix C: Data sources
        • Australian Cancer Database
        • Burden of disease data
        • Disease Expenditure Database
        • GLOBOCAN
        • National Death Index
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
        • National Mortality Database
        • OECD Health Data 2010
        • Population data
      • Appendix D: Additional tables
        • Additional tables for Chapter 3: Incidence of lung cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 4: Mortality from lung cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 5: Survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 7: Burden of disease due to lung cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 8: Hospitalisations for lung cancer
        • Additional tables for Chapter 9: Expenditure on lung cancer
      • Appendix E: Stage at diagnosis
        • TNM staging system
        • Summary staging system
      • Appendix F: Definition of lung cancer-related hospitalisations
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW & Cancer Australia 2011. Lung cancer in Australia: an overview. Cancer series no. 64. Cat. no. CAN 58. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420419>.