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released: 7 Nov 2003 author: AIHW & AACR media release

Cancer in Australia 2000 presents comprehensive national data on cancer incidence and mortality and summary data on cancer screening and admitted hospital patients. The report provides 2000 data for cancers 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. The information in this report is supported by more detailed information for all cancer sites on the AIHW's web site wwww.aihw.gov.au.Cancer in Australia 2000 is an important reference from the Cancer Series for all those interested in the health of Australians.

ISSN 1039 3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 328 5; Cat. no. CAN 18; 152pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (222K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Contributors
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (133K 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 (468K PDF)
      • General
      • Most common cancers
      • Age and sex differences (728K PDF)
      • Cancer prevalence
      • Cancers attributed to smoking and alcohol consumption (273K PDF)
      • Cancer rates in the states and territories, 1996 - 2000
      • A profile of colorectal cancer (254K PDF)
    3. Cancer trends(176K PDF)
      • National trends in cancer incidence and mortality
      • Figures 12- 17 (969K PDF)
    4. Incidence and mortality tables (100K PDF)
      • Guide to interpreting incidence and mortality tables
    5. Other sources of cancer data (344K PDF)
      • Cancer mortality - multiple causes of death
      • Screening
      • Trends in cancer-related hospital separations
  • End matter
  • Appendixes (232K 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 (134K PDF)
  • Data sources
  • References
  • Related publications (121K PDF)

Notes and corrections

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

  1. (6 Sep 2005) 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 2003. Cancer in Australia 2000. Cancer Series. Cat. no. CAN 18. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467528>.

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