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Cervical screening in Australia 2011–2012 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
Only 13% of women with a negative Pap test in 2011 rescreened earlier than recommended
In 2012, for every 1,000 women screened, 8 women had a high-grade abnormality detected by histology
There were 682 new cases diagnosed in 2010, and 152 women died from cervical cancer in 2011
Participation was highest in Inner regional areas (59%) and lowest in Very remote areas (54%)
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