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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.
Of the women sent a 27-month reminder letter by a cervical cytology register in 2010, 32% rescreened within 3 months
Only 13% of women with a negative Pap test in 2010 rescreened earlier than recommended
Incidence and mortality were higher in Indigenous women than in non-Indigenous women
There were 631 new cases diagnosed in 2009, and 152 women died from cervical cancer in 2010
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