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Cervical screening in Australia 2011–2012 presents the latest national statistics monitoring the National Cervical Screening Program, which aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer.
Incidence and mortality were higher in Indigenous women than in non-Indigenous women
There were 682 new cases diagnosed in 2010, and 152 women died from cervical cancer in 2011
Participation was highest in Inner regional areas (59%) and lowest in Very remote areas (54%)
Of women sent a 27-month reminder letter by a cervical screening register in 2011, 32% rescreened within 3 months
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