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Numerator
Proportion of people diagnosed with cancer who survived for five years after diagnosis
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Denominator
Proportion of similar people in the general population who survived for the same period. 'Similar people' are matched to the cancer cohort in the numerator for age, sex and calendar year.
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Computation
People in the denominator are matched for age (to match to ‘age at diagnosis’ for people in the cancer cohort), sex and calendar year.
Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘cohort’ method of calculation. See AIHW 2008, Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: Cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004, Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.
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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
People in the denominator are matched for age (to match to ‘age at diagnosis’ for people in the cancer cohort), sex and calendar year.
Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘cohort’ method of calculation. See AIHW 2008, Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: Cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004, Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.
Numerators
Proportion of people diagnosed with cancer who survived for five years after diagnosis
Denominators
Proportion of similar people in the general population who survived for the same period. 'Similar people' are matched to the cancer cohort in the numerator for age, sex and calendar year.
Disaggregation

References

AIHW 2008, Cancer survival and prevalence in Australia: Cancers diagnosed from 1982 to 2004, Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.
http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10484


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