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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 incidence rate was 9 new cases per 100,000 women aged 20–69
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
In 2009, for every 1,000 women aged 20–69 screened, 8 women had a high-grade abnormality detected by histology
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