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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.
Of women sent a 27-month reminder letter by a cervical screening register in 2011, 32% rescreened within 3 months
Incidence and mortality were higher in Indigenous women than in non-Indigenous women
Participation was highest in Inner regional areas (59%) and lowest in Very remote areas (54%)
In 2012, for every 1,000 women screened, 8 women had a high-grade abnormality detected by histology
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