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Preliminary material: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations


Data at a glance

1 Introduction

  • 1.1 Breast cancer
  • 1.2 Age is the greatest risk factor for breast cancer
  • 1.3 Screening can detect breast cancer early
  • 1.4 Screening mammography decreases morbidity and mortality from breast cancer

2 Women aged 50–74 now targeted by BreastScreen Australia

  • 2.1 Reporting women aged 50–74

3 Monitoring BreastScreen Australia using program data

  • 3.1 Screening behaviour
  • 3.2 Sensitivity of the screening test
  • 3.3 Detection of invasive breast cancer andductal carcinoma in situ

4 Key breast cancer outcomes

  • 4.1 Incidence of breast cancer
  • 4.2 Incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ
  • 4.3 Survival after a diagnosis of breast cancer
  • 4.4 Prevalence of breast cancer
  • 4.5 Mortality from breast cancer
  • 4.6 Burden of breast cancer

5 Participation in BreastScreen Australia and breast cancer outcomes in Indigenous women

  • 5.1 Participation in BreastScreen Australia in Indigenous women
  • 5.2 Breast cancer outcomes in Indigenous women

6 Monitoring other aspects of BreastScreen Australia

  • 6.1 Expenditure on BreastScreen Australia

Appendix A: Supporting data tables

  • A1 Participation
  • A2 Rescreening
  • A3 Recall to assessment
  • A4 Invasive breast cancer detection
  • A5 Ductal carcinoma in situ detection
  • A6a Interval cancers
  • A6b Program sensitivity
  • A7a Invasive breast cancer incidence
  • A7b Ductal carcinoma in situ incidence
  • A8 Mortality from breast cancer

Appendix B: BreastScreen Australia information

  • Performance indicators
  • National Accreditation Standards (NAS) Measures

Appendix C: Data sources

  • State and territory BreastScreen registers
  • AIHW Australian Cancer Database
  • AIHW National Mortality Database
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths
  • ABS population data
  • Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

Appendix D: Classifications

  • Age
  • State or territory
  • Remoteness area
  • Socioeconomic group
  • Classification of invasive breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ

Appendix E: Statistical methods

  • Comparisons and tests of statistical significance
  • Crude rates
  • Age-specific rates
  • Age standardised rates
  • Confidence intervals
  • Interpretation of confidence intervals

End matter: Glossary; References; List of tables; List of figures; List of boxes; Related publications

Supplementary online data tables