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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.
Incidence and mortality have remained at around 9 new cases and 2 deaths per 100,000 women since 2002
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 2011–2012, more than 3.7 million women participated in the NCSP. This was 58% of women in the target population
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