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Cervical screening in Australia 2001–02 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer mortality rates declined between 1982 and 2002
The participation rate for women aged 20–69 declined from 63.4% in 1998–1999 to 61.3% in 1999-2000
In 2001–2002, 3,331,013 women screened in Australia for pre-cancerous changes to cervical cells
There were 745 new cases of cervical cancer in Australia in 2000 compared with 1,072 detected in 1989
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