Skip to content Learn about the access keys available for Aristotle Open Metadata Registry
This item has been superseded by a newer version by one or more Registration Authorities.

Definition

Incidence of selected cancers of public health importance

Indicator Summary

Numerator

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Number of new cases in the reported year

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Number of new cases in women in the reported year

See more

Denominator

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population
See more
Computation

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on postcode of residential address at the time of diagnosis.

95% confidence intervals calculated for rates

Presented as:

  • a number
  • per 100,000.
See more
Disaggregation

2008—Nationally (for each cancer type), by SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

2006 (revised to correct national melanoma data by remoteness)—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

See more

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on postcode of residential address at the time of diagnosis.

95% confidence intervals calculated for rates

Presented as:

  • a number
  • per 100,000.
Numerators

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Number of new cases in the reported year

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Number of new cases in women in the reported year

Denominators

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population
Disaggregation

2008—Nationally (for each cancer type), by SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2008—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

2006 (revised to correct national melanoma data by remoteness)—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

References

Related content

Relation Count
Indicator Sets that include this Indicator 0
Data Sets that are used in this Indicator 0