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released: 24 Nov 2000 author: AIHW media release

Presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality. The report provides 1997 data for cancers by site, age and sex, and summary data for each State and Territory. Incidence and mortality trends since the early 1980s, age patterns for selected cancers, international comparisons and selected 1998 and 1999 incidence data are features of this report. The information in this report is supported by more detailed information for all cancer sites on the Institute's web site. Cancer in Australia 1997 is an important reference from the Cancer Series for all those interested in the health of Australians.

ISSN 1039 3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 086 4; Cat. no. CAN 10; 111pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (93K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Executive summary (34K PDF)
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (103K PDF)
      • What is cancer?
      • Cancer surveillance in Australia
      • The National Cancer Statistics Clearing House
      • Structure of this report
    2. Cancer in Australia
      • General (486K PDF)
      • Most common cancers
      • Age and sex differences (870K PDF)
      • Alcohol- and smoking-related cancers (195K PDF)
      • Cancer rates in States and Territories 1993 - 1997
      • International comparisons (1.2M PDF)
    3. Cancer trends (1.5M PDF)
      • National trends in cancer incidence and mortality
      • 1998 and 1999 incidence data
    4. Incidence and mortality tables (180K PDF)
      • Guide to interpreting incidence and mortality tables
      • Summary tables 1997
      • Tables for selected cancers 1997
  • End matter
    • Appendixes (215K PDF)
      • Appendix A: International Classification of Diseases - Ninth Revision - cancer site - codes and combinations
      • Appendix B: Methods
      • Appendix C: Population data
      • Appendix D: Cancer registration in Australia
      • Appendix E: Cancer registries contact list
      • Appendix F: Tables published on the Internet
    • Glossary (106K PDF)
    • References
    • Related publications
  • Additional tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2000. Cancer in Australia 1997: incidence and mortality data for 1997 and selected data for 1998 and 1999. Cancer Series. Cat. no. CAN 10. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467199>.

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