Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Summary
  • Data at a glance
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Breast cancer
    • 1.2 Age is the greatest risk factor for breast cancer
    • 1.3 Screening can detect breast cancer early
    • 1.4 Screening mammography decreases morbidity and mortality from breast cancer
  • 2 Women aged 50–74 now targeted by BreastScreen Australia
    • 2.1 Reporting women aged 50–74
  • 3 Monitoring BreastScreen Australia using program data
    • 3.1 Screening behaviour
    • 3.2 Sensitivity of the screening test
    • 3.3 Detection of invasive breast cancer andductal carcinoma in situ
  • 4 Key breast cancer outcomes
    • 4.1 Incidence of breast cancer
    • 4.2 Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ
    • 4.3 Survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer
    • 4.4 Prevalence of breast cancer
    • 4.5 Mortality from breast cancer
    • 4.6 Burden of breast cancer
  • 5 Participation in BreastScreen Australia and breast cancer outcomes in Indigenous women
    • 5.1 Participation in BreastScreen Australia in Indigenous women
    • 5.2 Breast cancer outcomes in Indigenous women
  • 6 Monitoring other aspects of BreastScreen Australia
    • 6.1 Expenditure on BreastScreen Australia
  • Appendix A: Supporting data tables
    • A1 Participation
    • A2 Rescreening
    • A3 Recall to assessment
    • A4 Invasive breast cancer detection
    • A5 Ductal carcinoma in situ detection
    • A6a Interval cancers
    • A6b Program sensitivity
    • A7a Invasive breast cancer incidence
    • A7b Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
    • A8 Mortality from breast cancer
  • Appendix B: BreastScreen Australia information
    • Performance indicators
    • National Accreditation Standards (NAS) Measures
  • Appendix C: Data sources
    • State and territory BreastScreen registers
    • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
    • AIHW National Mortality Database
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths
    • ABS population data
    • Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011
  • Appendix D: Classifications
    • Age
    • State or territory
    • Remoteness area
    • Socioeconomic group
    • Classification of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Appendix E: Statistical methods
    • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
    • Crude rates
    • Age-specific rates
    • Age standardised rates
    • Confidence intervals
    • Interpretation of confidence intervals
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Related publications
  • Supplementary online data tables