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released: 9 Jul 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2011 and June 2012. Just over 320,000 people were screened in that time, with about 22,500 found to require further assessment. One out of every 15 assessments recorded detected an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a bowel cancer was detected in 1 out of every 32 assessments.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-429-6; Cat. no. CAN 71; 140pp.; $17.50

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How many 2011-12 invitees participated in the NBCSP?
      • How many positive screening results were there?
      • How many bowel cancers and adenomas were detected?
      • Were there differences between subgroups participating in the NBCSP?
  • Body section
    • 2011-12 NBCSP data at a glance
    • Section 1 Introduction
      • Structure of this report
      • Overview of bowel cancer and bowel screening
      • Terminology and concepts used in this report
      • Data considerations
      • Section 2 Performance measures
    • Structure of this section
      • 1 Participation
      • 2 Faecal occult blood test outcomes
      • 3 Follow-up of positive FOBT results
      • 4 Bowel abnormality detection
      • 5 Adverse events
      • 6 Incidence of bowel cancer
      • 7 Mortality from bowel cancer
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Additional data
        • A1 Participation tables and figures
        • A2 Faecal occult blood test outcome tables
        • A3 Primary health care practitioner and colonoscopy follow-up tables and figures
        • A4 Bowel abnormality detection tables
        • A5 Adverse event tables
        • A6 Additional NBCSP outcome data
      • Appendix B NBCSP information
        • NBCSP resources
        • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program definitions
      • Appendix C Data sources and classifications
        • Data sources
        • Classifications
      • Appendix D Statistical methods
        • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
        • Small counts
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: July 2011 - June 2012 monitoring report. Cancer series. Cat. no. CAN 71. Canberra: AIHW.