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The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 presents national statistics monitoring the NCSP using new performance indicators.
In 2007, the cervical cancer mortality rate was 2 deaths per 100,000 women
Participation showed a clear trend of increasing participation with increasing socioeconomic status
Participation was highest in Major cities and Inner regional areas and lower in more remote areas
Of the women sent a reminder letter by a cervical cytology register in 2008, 32% rescreened within 3 months
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