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Definition

Screening rates for bowel cancer for people within national target groups.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of persons aged 50, 55 and 65 years who have been screened by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the reference calendar year.
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Denominator
Population aged 50, 55 and 65 years
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Computation

Excludes people who were screened outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index 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

2010—State and territory, by:

  • sex and age (50, 55, 65, total in target ages)
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

2010—Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Excludes people who were screened outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index 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 persons aged 50, 55 and 65 years who have been screened by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the reference calendar year.
Denominators
Population aged 50, 55 and 65 years
Disaggregation

2010—State and territory, by:

  • sex and age (50, 55, 65, total in target ages)
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

2010—Nationally, by SEIFA IRSD deciles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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