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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 was highest in Major cities and Inner regional areas and lower in more remote areas
In 2007, the cervical cancer incidence rate was 9 new cases per 100,000 women aged 20–69
Of the women sent a reminder letter by a cervical cytology register in 2008, 32% rescreened within 3 months
In 2008–2009, more than 3.6 million women aged 20–69 participated in the NCSP. This was 59% of eligible women
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