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Cervical cancer in NSW

The latest incidence data and trends for cervical cancer in NSW.

Key incidence facts

  • Incidence rates of cervical cancer have not changed significantly over the last ten years.
  • The number of cases diagnosed decreased substantially from 50 years of age.
  • 48 per cent of cervical cancer cases were diagosed in the 25−49 year age group, while 79 per cent of cases were diagnosed in the Cervical Screening Program target age range of 25−69 years of age.
  • Cervical cancer incidence ranked 16th in females.
  • The median age at diagnosis of 49 years was relatively low compared to most other cancers.
Cervical cancer incidence statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll people
New cases, 2010 - 264 -
New cases, 2001 - 254 -
Percentage of all cancer, 2010 - 1.5% -
Rank against all cancer, 2010 - 16 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 - 7.1 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 - 7.5 -
APC2 between 2001 and 2010 - 0.1% -
Risk of diagnosis by age 85 years, 2010 - 1 in 154 -
Median age at diagnosis, 2010 - 49 -

upward trend Increasing trend (p<0.05) over years 2001 to 2010.

downward trend Decreasing trend (p<0.05) over years 2001 to 2010.

Cervical cancer incidence, age-standardised rate, NSW, 1972-2010

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Cervical cancer cases by age group, NSW, 2010

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Cervical cancer mortality statistics, NSW, 2001, 20103
StatisticMalesFemalesAll
people
Total deaths, 2010 - 66 -
Total deaths, 2001 - 83 -
Percentage of all cancer deaths, 2010 - 1.1% -
Rank against all cancer deaths, 2010 - 22 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2010 - 1.6 -
ASR1 per 100,000, 2001 - 2.4 -
Risk of death by age 85 years, 2010 - 1 in 585 -
Median age at death, 2010 - 62 -

Key mortality facts

  • The mortality rate from cervical cancer has been declining since the early 1970s.
  • The majority of cervical cancer deaths occurred in females aged between 25 and 69 years: 65 per cent of females.
  • Cervical cancer deaths ranked 22nd in females and accounted for 1.1 per cent of all cancer deaths in females in 2010.
  • The median age of cervical cancer death of 62 was relatively low compared to most other cancers.

Cervical cancer mortality, age-standardised rate, 1972-20083

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Cervical cancer deaths by age group, NSW, 2010

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Notes

  1. ASR is age-standardised rate, standardised to the Australian 2001 population.
  2. APC is the average Annual Percent Change in ASR calculated from a log linear model, fitted to rates over the years 2001 to 2010. For further information refer to Appendix 4 of the Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report 2010.
  3. At the time this report was produced, 2009 death data had not been processed and 2009 incidence excludes death certificate only (DCO) cases. For further information please refer to Appendix 3 of Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality Report 2010.

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