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Table 2 Model outcomes in Australia 2010, compared against latest observed data

From: Expenditure and resource utilisation for cervical screening in Australia

  Model predicted Latest observed data
Number of cytology performed   
20-69 years 2 million 2 million
All ages 2.1 million 2.1 million
Number of low-grade cytology abnormalities detected in women 20–69 years 84,600 78,510††
Number of high-grade cytology abnormalities detected in women 20–69 years 27,700 28,491††
Number of women with abnormal cytology with a follow-up histological evaluation 33,200 38,859††
High-grade histology rate per 1,000 women screened 7.4 8.4
Age-standardised rate of cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 women   
20-69 years 8.9 9.3‡‡
All ages 6.6 7‡‡
Age-standardised rate of cervical cancer incidence per 100,000 women   
20-69 years 2.1 1.9‡‡
All ages 1.8 1.8‡‡
  1. Data obtained from Cervical Screening in Australia 2009–2010 report [5].
  2. †† At the time of writing the latest available data was in 2009.
  3. Age-standardised to 2001 Australian population.
  4. ‡‡ At the time of writing the latest available data for cancer incidence was in 2008 and for cancer mortality was 2007.