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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.
Participation showed a clear trend of increasing participation with increasing socioeconomic status
In 2008–2009, more than 3.6 million women aged 20–69 participated in the NCSP. This was 59% of eligible women
In 2009, for every 1,000 women aged 20–69 screened, 8 women had a high-grade abnormality detected by histology
Of the women sent a reminder letter by a cervical cytology register in 2008, 32% rescreened within 3 months
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