Exploring participation across different geographical areas can help to identify where resources are needed to improve equity, accessibility, and participation in cancer screening programs and can inform strategies to improve screening rates among defined target groups.
Explore the latest geographical data in the visualisations below.
Participation by Primary Health Networks
Primary Health Network areas (PHNs) consist of 31 health regions across Australia whose purpose is the improvement of population health outcomes and regional coordination of health services in Australia (DHAC 2022).
- Northern Queensland had the highest participation rate among PHN areas (59%).
- Northern Territory had the lowest participation rate (36%).
Figure 2: BreastScreen Australia participation rates for persons aged 50-74 by PHN