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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 females 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 the state or territory and Statistical Local Area (SLA) of the person at the time of their diagnosis.

95% variability bands calculated for rates.

Presented as:

  • a number (for state and …
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Disaggregation

2006, 2007, 2008 (all resupplied for updated Estimated Resident Population (ERP)), 2009 (resupplied for updated ERP and NSW and ACT data), 2010—Nationally (for each cancer type), by 2006 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.

2006, 2007, 2008 (all resupplied for updated ERP), 2009 (resupplied for updated ERP and NSW and ACT data), 2010—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Structure).
  • 2006 SEIFA IRSD quintiles.

2009 (resupplied …

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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 the state or territory and Statistical Local Area (SLA) of the person at the time of their diagnosis.

95% variability bands calculated for rates.

Presented as:

  • a number (for state and territory by cancer type disaggregations)
  • 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 females in the reported year.

Denominators

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population.

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

2006, 2007, 2008 (all resupplied for updated Estimated Resident Population (ERP)), 2009 (resupplied for updated ERP and NSW and ACT data), 2010—Nationally (for each cancer type), by 2006 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.

2006, 2007, 2008 (all resupplied for updated ERP), 2009 (resupplied for updated ERP and NSW and ACT data), 2010—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness Structure).
  • 2006 SEIFA IRSD quintiles.

2009 (resupplied for updated NSW and ACT data), 2010—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • Indigenous status.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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

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