Research, reports and evaluation
Cervical Cancer in NSW: Annual Statistical Report 2010–2011
This report provides information and statistics on the number of women participating in cervical screening in NSW and the impact of cervical cancer on the community, including new cases and the number of deaths from the disease.
Key facts from the report
- In 2010–11, 1,338,883 women had Pap tests in NSW.
- Of these, 1,287,239 tests were in women of the target age group of 20–69 years.
- The biennial participation rate of 56.1% is the percentage of NSW women aged 20–69 years who underwent a Pap test in the biennial period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2011. The highest biennial screening rate (59.1%) was observed in women living in the 'Inner Regional' areas and the
lowest (46.6%) in 'Very Remote' areas. The highest biennial screening rate (63.9%) was observed in women in the 55–59 year age group and the lowest (39.1%) in the 20-24 year age group.
- In 2009, there were 250 new cases of cervical cancer (all ages) with an age standardised incidence rate of 6.8 per 100,000 women. The annual percentage change between 2000 and 2009 incidence was 1.4%.
- In 2008, there were 101 cervical cancer deaths. The age standardised mortality rate was 2.5 per 100,000 women. This is an increase from 2007 (1.8 per 100,000).