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Commentary
  • Rates are presented as age-standardised rates, that is, the number of women screened as a percentage of the ABS estimated resident population.
  • Participants are the number of women aged 50-69 screened through BreastScreen Australia in each 2-year reporting period.  The screening periods cover 1 January of the initial year to 31 December of the latter year indicated.
  • In 2013, 12% of women who were screened for the first time were recalled for further investigation as were 4% of women who had subsequent screens (AIHW 2015).
  • BreastScreen Australia aims to continue to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease (Department of Health 2016).
  • Women aged between 50 and 74 are invited for a free mammogram every two years (Department of Health 2016).

References
AIHW 2015. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2012–2013. Cancer series no. 95. Cat. no. CAN 93. Canberra: AIHW.
Department of Health  http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/home

Data

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Codes & Sources

Sources
AIHW 2015. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2012–2013. Cancer series no. 95. Cat. no. CAN 93. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2014. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2011-2012. Cancer series no. 86. Cat. no. CAN 83. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2013. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2010-2011. Cancer series no. 77. Cat. no. CAN 74. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2012. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2009-2010. Cancer series no. 72. Cat. no. CAN 68. Canberra: AIHW.
AIHW 2011. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009. Cancer series no. 63. Cat. no. CAN 60. 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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