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released: 3 May 2006

Breast cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Australian women. The BreastScreen Australia Program aims to reduce mortality and morbidity from breast cancer by maximising early detection.BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2002-2003 is the seventh annual report based on key program activity, performance and outcome indicators to monitor the achievements of the BreastScreen Australia Program. The report presents the most recent information on participation in breast screening, cancer detection, program sensitivity and recall to assessment and rescreening rates. In addition, the report presents national breast cancer incidence and mortality data to provide a context for these indicators of screening activity. Where possible, the data are presented by state and territory as well as nationally.This report will be relevant to anyone with an interest in women's health or breast screening, including health planners and administrators, various health practitioners, academic researchers and the general public.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978 1 74024 558 6; Cat. no. CAN 27; 180pp.; Internet only

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Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (260K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Summary tables
  • Sections
    • Indicator 1: Participation (219K PDF)
      • Participation rate
      • The participation indicator
    • Indicator 2: Detection of small invasive cancers
      • Small invasive cancer detection rate
      • The small invasive cancer detection indicator
    • Indicator 3: Sensitivity (238K PDF)
      • Interval cancer rate indicator
      • The sensitivity indicator
    • Indicator 4: Detection of ductal carcinoma in situ
      • Ductal carcinoma in situ detection rate
      • The DCIS detection indicator
    • Indicator 5: Recall to assessment
      • Recall to assessment rate
      • The recall to assessment indicator
    • Indicator 6: Rescreening
      • Rescreen rate
      • The rescreen indicator
    • Indicator 7: Incidence (197K PDF)
      • The incidence indicator
    • Indicator 8: Mortality
      • Mortality rate
      • The mortality indicator
  • End matter
    • Tables
      • Indicator 1: Participation (Tables 1-6) (202K PDF)
      • Indicator 2: Detection small (Tables 7-14)
      • Indicator 3: Sensitivity
        1. Interval cancer rate (Tables 15-20)
        2. Program sensitivity (Tables 21-24)
      • Indicator 4: Ductal carcinoma in situ (Tables 25-28) (153K PDF)
      • Indicator 5: Recall to assessment (Tables 29-36)
      • Indicator 6: Rescreen (Tables 37-42)
      • Indicator 7: Incidence
        1. Incidence of breast cancer (Tables 43-48) (170K PDF)
        2. Incidence of ductal carcinoma in-situ (Tables 49-50)
      • Indicator 8: Mortality (Tables 51-58)
    • Appendixes
      1. Data and statistical issues (175K PDF)
      2. Tables published on the Internet (See listing below)
      3. BreastScreen Australia state programs contact list
    • Glossary
    • References

Appendix tables (1.81M PDF)

Note: Excel files are in 2003 format.

Indicators

  • Indicator 1: Participation (Tables 1-26) (130K XLS)
  • Indicator 2: Invasive cancers (Tables 27-82) (236K XLS)
  • Indicator 3a: Interval cancers (Tables 83-94) (70K XLS)
  • Indicator 3b: Program sensitivity (Tables 95-102) (45K XLS)
  • Indicator 4: DCIS (Tables 103-130) (84K XLS)
  • Indicator 5: Recall to assessment (Tables 131-158) (135K XLS)
  • Indicator 6: Rescreening (Tables 159-170) (73K XLS)
  • Indicator 7a: Incidence (Tables 171-180) (72K XLS)
  • Indicator 7b: DCIS incidence (Tables 181-184) (27K XLS)
  • Indicator 8: Mortality (Tables 185-196) (83K XLS)

Indicator trends

  • Indicator 1 - Participation (45K XLS)
  • Indicator 2 - Invasive cancers (44K XLS)
  • Indicator 3a - Interval cancers (35K XLS)
  • Indicator 3b - Program sensitivity (26K XLS)
  • Indicator 4 - DCIS (28K XLS)
  • Indicator 5 - Recall to assessment (32K XLS)
  • Indicator 6 - Rescreening (28K XLS)
  • Indicator 7a - Incidence (51K XLS)
  • Indicator 7b - DCIS incidence (21K XLS)
  • Indicator 8 - Mortality (56K XLS)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2002-2003. Cat. no. CAN 27. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467842>.

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