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released: 1 May 2014 author: AIHW media release

Cervical screening in Australia 2011–2012 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Around 58% of women in the target age group of 20–69 took part in the program, with more than 3.7 million women screening in 2011 and 2012. Cervical cancer incidence for women of all ages remains at a historical low of 7 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 978-1-74249-560-6; Cat. no. CAN 79; 132pp.; $18

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title & verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • How many women were diagnosed with, or died from, cervical cancer?
      • How many women participated in the National Cervical Screening Program?
      • How many women rescreened early or after a reminder letter?
      • How many high-grade abnormalities were detected?
      • Data at a glance
  • Body content
    • Section 1- Introduction
      • This report
      • Overview
        • What is cervical cancer?
        • How common is cervical cancer in Australia?
        • What causes cervical cancer?
        • How do we screen for cervical cancer?
        • Why screen for cervical cancer?
        • How is cervical screening managed in Australia?
        • How do we monitor the National Cervical Screening Program?
      • What does the HPV vaccine mean for cervical screening?
      • Data
        • Data sources
        • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
        • Reporting women with symptoms
      • Terminology and concepts
        • Reporting periods
        • Age groups
        • Crude versus age-standardised
        • Confidence intervals
    • Section 2 - Performance indicators
      • Indicator 1 Participation
        • What you need to know about participation
        • What the data tell us about participation
        • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 2.1 Early rescreening
      • What you need to know about early rescreening
      • What the data tell us about early rescreening
      • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 2.2 Rescreening after 27-month reminder letter
      • What you need to know about rescreening after a reminder letter
      • What the data tell us about rescreening after a reminder letter
      • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 3 Cytology
      • What you need to know about cytology
      • What the data tell us about cytology
      • More information about cytology
      • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 4 Histology
      • What you need to know about histology
      • What the data tell us about histology
      • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 5 Cytology-histology correlation
      • What you need to know about the cytology-histology correlation
      • What the data tell us about the cytology histology correlation
      • More information about the cytology-histology correlation
      • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 6 Incidence
      • What you need to know about incidence
      • What the data tell us about incidence
      • More information on incidence
      • Detailed analyses
    • Indicator 7 Mortality
      • What you need to know about mortality
      • What the data tell us about mortality
      • More information about mortality
      • Detailed analyses
  • End matter
  • Appendix A Additional data
  • Appendix B National Cervical Screening Program information
  • Appendix C Data sources and classifications
    • Data sources
    • Classifications
  • Appendix D Data quality statement
    • Data Quality Statement: Cervical screening data 2011-2012
  • Appendix E Statistical methods
    • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Cervical screening in Australia 2011-2012. Cancer series no. 82. Cat. no. CAN 79. Canberra: AIHW.