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Definition

Screening rates for breast cancer for women within the national target age group.
Numerator
Number of women aged 50-69 years who have been screened for breast cancer in a 2 year period.
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Denominator
Total number of women aged 50–69 years
Calculation: The average of the ABS estimated resident populations (females aged 50-69 years) for each of the years in the 2 year screening period.
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Computation
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001, expressed 100 people.
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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001, expressed 100 people.
Numerators
Number of women aged 50-69 years who have been screened for breast cancer in a 2 year period.
Denominators
Total number of women aged 50–69 years
Calculation: The average of the ABS estimated resident populations (females aged 50-69 years) for each of the years in the 2 year screening period.
Disaggregation

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