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released: 1 May 2015 author: AIHW media release

Cervical screening in Australia 2012–2013 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 3.8 million women screened in 2012 and 2013. Cervical cancer incidence for women of all ages remains at an 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 978-1-74249-711-2; Cat. no. CAN 91; 93pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Cervical cancer cases and deaths are low by international standards
      • Around 6 in 10 women participate in the National Cervical Screening Program
      • Relatively few women rescreen early, and a third respond to a reminder letter
      • High-grade abnormality detection the same, despite decreases in ages <25
  • Body section
    • Report card
    • Navigating changes in this report
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Cervical cancer
      • 1.2 The primary cause of cervical cancer is HPV
      • 1.3 Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease
    • 2 The current state of cervical screening in Australia: on the cusp of change
    • 3 Monitoring cervical screening in Australia using NCSP data
      • 3.1 Screening behaviour
      • 3.2 Characteristics of the screening test
      • 3.3 Detection of high-grade abnormalities
    • 4 Monitoring cervical screening in Australia using AIHW data
      • 4.1 Incidence of cervical cancer
      • 4.2 Mortality from cervical cancer
    • 5 Monitoring other aspects of cervical screening in Australia
      • 5.1 Monitoring the safety of cervical screening management guidelines
      • 5.2 Expenditure on cervical screening
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Supporting data tables
      • A.1 Participation
      • A.2 Rescreening
      • A.3 Cytology
      • A.4 Histology
      • A.5 Cytology-histology correlation
      • A.6 Incidence of cervical cancer
      • A.7 Mortality from cervical cancer
    • Appendix B: National Cervical Screening Program information
      • Performance indicators
      • Standards
    • Appendix C: Data sources
      • State and territory cervical screening registers
      • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
      • AIHW National Mortality Database
      • ABS Population data
      • AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
      • Medicare Australia Statistics
    • Appendix D: Data quality statement
      • Data Quality Statement: Cervical screening data 2012-2013
    • Appendix E: Classifications
      • Age
      • State or territory
      • Remoteness area
      • Socioeconomic status
  • Appendix F: Statistical methods
    • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
    • Crude rates
    • Age-specific rates
    • Age-standardised rates
    • Confidence intervals
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications
  • Supplementary online data tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Cervical screening in Australia 2012–2013. Cancer series no. 93. Cat. no. CAN 91. Canberra: AIHW.

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