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Definition

Five-year relative survival proportions for people diagnosed with cancer
Numerator
Probability of surviving for five years in people diagnosed with cancer.
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Denominator
Probability of surviving for five years in the general population
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Computation

The probability of surviving five years in people with cancer is divided by the probability of surviving five years in the general population (matched on age, sex and calendar year).

Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘period’ method of calculation. See AIHW, CA & AACR 2008 Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index …

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Disaggregation

Nationally, by:

  • sex
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Disaggregation by state and territory is not available. It requires calculation against jurisdictional life tables and approval from cancer registries.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

The probability of surviving five years in people with cancer is divided by the probability of surviving five years in the general population (matched on age, sex and calendar year).

Analysis will be undertaken using the ‘period’ method of calculation. See AIHW, CA & AACR 2008 Cancer Series no. 42. Cat. no. CAN 38.

Analysis by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person at diagnosis.

Presented as a percentage.
Numerators
Probability of surviving for five years in people diagnosed with cancer.
Denominators
Probability of surviving for five years in the general population
Disaggregation

Nationally, by:

  • sex
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Disaggregation by state and territory is not available. It requires calculation against jurisdictional life tables and approval from cancer registries.

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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