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Cervical screening in Australia 2009-2010 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
Incidence and mortality were higher in Indigenous women than in non-Indigenous women
In 2009–2010, more than 3.6 million women participated in the NCSP. This was 57% of women in the target population
Of the women sent a 27-month reminder letter by a cervical cytology register in 2009, 32% rescreened within 3 months
Only 14% of women with a negative Pap test in 2009 rescreened earlier than recommended
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