Cervical Screening Annual Statistical Report 2005
Cervical cancer was the 15th most common cause of cancer mortality in NSW women in 2005, accounting for 75 deaths compared with 100 in 1991. Cervical screening, as a means of early detection of cervical cancer, has been a very successful public health achievement in the modern era. It is estimated to be over 90% effective in preventing cases of cervical cancer in women.
In 1991, the Commonwealth Government, in conjunction with the States and Territories, established the Organised Approach to the Prevention of Cancer of the Cervix, later renamed as the National Cervical Screening Program in 1995. Nationally, since the inception of the organised approach to cervical screening in 1991, deaths from cervical cancer have fallen by approximately 61% in the target group of women aged 20-69 years.
Cervical Cancer Screening in New South Wales: Annual Statistical Report 2005 is a detailed report of cervical cancer in NSW. This report provides information on the number and rates of cervical screening in NSW, the new cases of cervical cancer and the deaths from cervical cancer.