Statistics and Indicators

Breast cancer screening

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  • 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.
  • BreastScreen Australia aims to continue to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease (Department of Health 2018).
  • Women aged between 50 and 74 are invited for a free mammogram every two years (Department of Health 2018).

References
Department of Health  http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/home

To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download. 

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.