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Cervical screening in Australia 2010-2011 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
In 2011, for every 1,000 women screened, 8 women had a high-grade abnormality detected by histology
There were 631 new cases diagnosed in 2009, and 152 women died from cervical cancer in 2010
Only 13% of women with a negative Pap test in 2010 rescreened earlier than recommended
There was a clear trend of increasing participation with increasing socioeconomic status
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