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Cervical screening in Australia 2010-2011 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 both halved since the NCSP was introduced in 1991
Only 13% of women with a negative Pap test in 2010 rescreened earlier than recommended
In 2010–2011, more than 3.6 million women participated in the NCSP. This was 57% of women in the target population
In 2011, for every 1,000 women screened, 8 women had a high-grade abnormality detected by histology
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