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Definition

Incidence of selected cancers of public health importance.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Number of new cases diagnosed in the reported year
For cervical and breast cancer in females: Number of new cases diagnosed in females in the reported year
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Denominator
For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population
For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population
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Computation
Selected cancers of public health importance are: melanoma of the skin, bowel cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer and breast cancer diagnosed in females.

For melanoma, bowel cancer and lung cancer, the numerator is the number of new primary cases diagnosed in the Australian population in the reported year. The denominator is the total Australian population for the same year.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
Selected cancers of public health importance are: melanoma of the skin, bowel cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer and breast cancer diagnosed in females.

For melanoma, bowel cancer and lung cancer, the numerator is the number of new primary cases diagnosed in the Australian population in the reported year. The denominator is the total Australian population for the same year.

For cervical and breast cancer in females, the numerator is the number of new primary cases diagnosed in the Australian female population in the reported year. The denominator is the total Australian female population for the same year.

Calculation is 100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator), calculated separately for each type of cancer, presented as a rate per 100,000 and age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001, using 5-year age groups from 0-4 years to 85+ years. Indigenous disaggregations were standardised using 0-4 years to 75+ years due to small populations at older ages in some jurisdictions.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Numerators
For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Number of new cases diagnosed in the reported year
For cervical and breast cancer in females: Number of new cases diagnosed in females in the reported year
Denominators
For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population
For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population

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