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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.
Participation was highest in Inner regional areas (59%) and lowest in Very remote areas (54%)
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
Of women sent a 27-month reminder letter by a cervical screening register in 2011, 32% rescreened within 3 months
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