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Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: an overview

Posted on: 4 November, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 4, October 2013 - December 2013
Related to Deaths Cancer Health measurement Hospitalisation

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer Australia (2013)
Cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia: an overview
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides a comprehensive summary of population-level cancer statistics across a number of states and territories in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples alongside comparative figures for non-Indigenous Australians.

The report aims to highlight key cancer statistics to inform health professionals, policy makers, health planners, educators, researchers and the broader public of the relevant data in order to understand and work towards reducing the impact of cancer for Indigenous Australians.

The report identifies significant differences between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians cancer rates and examines the 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers. It also looks at the 10 most commonly reported causes of cancer deaths for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia and identifies differences between gender and across age groups.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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