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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.
Only 15% of women with a negative Pap test result rescreened earlier than recommended
Participation was highest in Major cities and Inner regional areas and lower in more remote areas
In 2007, the cervical cancer mortality rate was 2 deaths per 100,000 women
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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