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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.

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Denominator

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population.

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

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analyses by state and territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on postcode and state and residential address at the time of diagnosis.

95% confidence intervals calculated for rates.

Presented as:

  • a number
  • per 100,000.
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Disaggregation

2009—Nationally (for each cancer type), by SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

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

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation for SEIFA and remoteness data are subject to availability of suitable population data.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analyses by state and territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on postcode and state and 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

2009—Nationally (for each cancer type), by SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

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

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation for SEIFA and remoteness data are subject to availability of suitable population data.

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