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released: 26 Nov 2002 media release

Cancer in Australia 1999 presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality and summary data on screening, survival, inpatient hospital and general practice episodes, risk factors, and the cancer workforce. The report provides 1999 data for cancer by site, age and sex, and summary data for each State and Territory. Incidence and mortality trends since the early 1980s and age patterns for selected cancers are features of this report.Cancer in Australia 1999 is an important reference from the Cancer Series for all those interested in the health of Australians.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 221 9; Cat. no. CAN 15; 148pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (257K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (141K PDF)
      • What is cancer?
      • Cancer surveillance in Australia
      • The National Cancer Statistics Clearing House
      • Other sources of data on cancer
      • Structure of this report
    2. Cancer in Australia (1.00M PDF)
      • General
      • Most common cancers
      • Age and sex differences
      • Alcohol- and smoking-related cancers
      • Cancer rates in States and Territories 1995 - 1999
    3. Cancer trends (1.1M PDF)
      • National trends in cancer incidence and mortality
    4. Incidence and mortality tables (144K PDF)
      • Guide to interpreting incidence and mortality tables
    5. Other sources of cancer data (695K PDF)
      • Cancer mortality - multiple causes of death
      • Survival following cancer diagnosis
      • Risk factors
      • Screening
      • Hospital inpatients with cancer
      • Cancer workforce
      • General practice and cancer patients
  • End matter
    • Summary Tables 1999 (224K PDF)
    • Appendixes (274K PDF)
      • Appendix A: International Classification of Diseases - 10th 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
    • Data sources
    • References
    • Related publications
  • Additional tables

Notes and corrections:

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. Attributable fractions reported in Ridolfo and Stevenson 2001 were used to calculate the numbers of cancers attributable to smoking and alcohol presented in Cancer in Australia 1999, Cancer in Australia 2000 and Cancer in Australia 2001. However, the fractions for cancers attributable to smoking presented in table 2 (page 18 of the 1999 report, page 19 of the 2000 report and page 17 of the 2001 report) were inadvertently not updated in the printed versions of these reports and still reflect earlier fractions reported by English et al.1995.

Recommended citation

AIHW & Australasian Association of Cancer Registries 2002. Cancer in Australia 1999. Cancer Series. Cat. no. CAN 15. Canberra: AIHW.

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