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Definition

Rates of cervical screening for women within national target age group

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of women aged 20–69 years who have been screened in a 2 year period.
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Denominator
Population of women aged 20–69 years
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Computation

Denominator is adjusted to exclude the estimated number of women who have had a hysterectomy, using national hysterectomy fractions.

Rates directly age-standardised.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening.

Presented as a percentage.

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Disaggregation

2008–2009—State and territory, by:

  • remoteness
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

2008–2009—Nationally, by:

  • SEIFA IRSD deciles

State and territory, by Indigenous status (no data)

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Denominator is adjusted to exclude the estimated number of women who have had a hysterectomy, using national hysterectomy fractions.

Rates directly age-standardised.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Indicator of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening.

Presented as a percentage.

Numerators
Number of women aged 20–69 years who have been screened in a 2 year period.
Denominators
Population of women aged 20–69 years
Disaggregation

2008–2009—State and territory, by:

  • remoteness
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

2008–2009—Nationally, by:

  • SEIFA IRSD deciles

State and territory, by Indigenous status (no data)

Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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