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Commentary
  • Percentages are the crude participation rate, that is, the number of people returning a Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) kit as a proportion of the total number of the eligible population who were invited to screen.
  • The screening periods cover 1 January of the initial year to 31 December of the latter year indicated.
  • In 2013-14, of those participants who had a valid FOBT test, about 7.5% had a positive screening result. These people were encouraged to follow this up with a visit to their general practitioner for referral for further testing (AIHW 2015).
  • The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce illness and death from bowel cancer through regular screening to support early detection (Department of Health 2016). 
  • Men and women turning 50, 55, 60, 64, 65, 70, 72 and 74 are invited to participate and are sent a free FOBT screening kit to use at home (Department of Health 2016)

References

AIHW 2015. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013–14. Cancer series no. 94. Cat. no. CAN 92. Canberra: AIHW.
Department of Health 2016 http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/home

Data

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Codes & Sources

Sources
AIHW 2015. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2013–14. Cancer series no. 94. Cat. no. CAN 92. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2014. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: monitoring report 2012-2013. Cancer series 84. Cat. no. CAN 81. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2013. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: July 2011 - June 2012 monitoring report. Cancer series. Cat. no. CAN 71. Canberra: AIHW.

The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.

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