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Cervical screening in Australia 2014-2015

Posted on: 5 June, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Deaths Cancer Immunisation Policies Women

Budd A, Tanevska B, Rompotis C, Harvey J (2017)
Cervical screening in Australia 2014-2015
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report is the latest in the Cervical screening in Australia series, published annually to provide monitoring of national participation and performance for the national Cervical Screening Program (NCSP). The report provides data for the 2014-2015 period of participation in the NCSP, as well as the latest available cervical cancer incidence and mortality data. The target group for the program is women aged 20-69.

Participation rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are not available due to Indigenous status information not being collected on pathology forms in all jurisdictions, although there is evidence that this population group is under-screened.

Lower participation in cervical screening is likely to have contributed to higher cervical cancer incidence rates in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women; the incidence of cervical cancer in Indigenous women remains more than twice that of non-Indigenous women, while the mortality rate is four times greater.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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