Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Cervical cancer cases and deaths are low by international standards
      • Around 6 in 10 women participate in the National Cervical Screening Program
      • Relatively few women rescreen early, and a third respond to a reminder letter
      • High-grade abnormality detection the same, despite decreases in ages <25
  • Body section
    • Report card
    • Navigating changes in this report
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Cervical cancer
      • 1.2 The primary cause of cervical cancer is HPV
      • 1.3 Cervical cancer is a largely preventable disease
    • 2 The current state of cervical screening in Australia: on the cusp of change
    • 3 Monitoring cervical screening in Australia using NCSP data
      • 3.1 Screening behaviour
      • 3.2 Characteristics of the screening test
      • 3.3 Detection of high-grade abnormalities
    • 4 Monitoring cervical screening in Australia using AIHW data
      • 4.1 Incidence of cervical cancer
      • 4.2 Mortality from cervical cancer
    • 5 Monitoring other aspects of cervical screening in Australia
      • 5.1 Monitoring the safety of cervical screening management guidelines
      • 5.2 Expenditure on cervical screening
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Supporting data tables
      • A.1 Participation
      • A.2 Rescreening
      • A.3 Cytology
      • A.4 Histology
      • A.5 Cytology-histology correlation
      • A.6 Incidence of cervical cancer
      • A.7 Mortality from cervical cancer
    • Appendix B: National Cervical Screening Program information
      • Performance indicators
      • Standards
    • Appendix C: Data sources
      • State and territory cervical screening registers
      • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
      • AIHW National Mortality Database
      • ABS Population data
      • AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
      • Medicare Australia Statistics
    • Appendix D: Data quality statement
      • Data Quality Statement: Cervical screening data 2012-2013
    • Appendix E: Classifications
      • Age
      • State or territory
      • Remoteness area
      • Socioeconomic status
  • Appendix F: Statistical methods
    • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
    • Crude rates
    • Age-specific rates
    • Age-standardised rates
    • Confidence intervals
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications
  • Supplementary online data tables