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released: 1 Apr 1996 author: Jelfs P, Coates M, Giles G, Shugg D, Threlfall T, Roder D, Ring I, Shadbolt B & Condon J

Contains nearly 200 pages of cancer incidence and mortality data for 1989 and 1990, with projections to 1995. Overviews and summary tables are presented for each year, highlighting interesting or significant observations from the data. Graphs show age-specific rates and international comparisons for the most common cancers. The bulk of the tables presented are for the most common cancer types, showing age-specific, crude, and age-standardised incidence and mortality rates for males, females and persons. Also included are estimates of the lifetime risk of contracting each type of cancer, the person-years of life lost, and the proportion that each cancer accounts for among all cancers. Five-year average age-standardised incidence and mortality rates, numbers of new cases and deaths are also provided for each State and Territory.

ISSN 1039 3307; ISBN 978 0 642 23440 7; Cat. no. AIHW 32; 199pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title page and verso
    • Contributors
    • Foreword
    • Contents
    • Alphabetical listing of cancer types
  • Chapters
    • Introduction
    • Cancer in Australia (Tables 1-5)
    • Cancer in Australia 1989 (Tables 6-38; Tables 39-71)
    • Cancer in Australia 1990 (Tables 72-104; Tables 105-137)
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: International Classification of Diseases - Ninth Revision - cancer topography - codes and combinations
      • Appendix B: Methods
      • Appendix C: Australian population data
      • Appendix D: Cancer registration in Australia
    • Glossary
    • References
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

Jelfs P, Coates M, Giles G, Shugg D, Threlfall T, Roder D, Ring I, Shadbolt B & Condon J 1996. Cancer in Australia 1989-1990 (with projections to 1995). Cancer Series. Cat. no. AIHW 32. Canberra: AIHW.

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