Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • 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 rates similar, despite decreases in ages <25
    • Report card
    • Navigating changes in this report
  • Body section
    • 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 Survival after a diagnosis of cervical cancer
      • 4.3 Prevalence of cervical cancer
      • 4.4 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
        • A1 Participation
        • A2 Rescreening
        • A3 Cytology
        • A4 Histology
        • A5 Cytology-histology correlation
        • A6 Incidence of cervical cancer
        • A7 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 2013-2014
      • Appendix E: Classifications
        • Age
        • State or territory
        • Remoteness area
        • Socioeconomic group
        • Classification of cervical cancer by histology
      • Appendix F: Statistical methods
        • Crude rates
        • Age-specific rates
        • Age-standardised rates
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications
    • Supplementary online data tables