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Table 4 Estimated annual number of diagnostic evaluations and treatment for precancerous lesions and related costs by age group, Australia 2010

From: Expenditure and resource utilisation for cervical screening in Australia

Age group (years) Diagnostic procedures for precancerous lesions Treatment for precancerous lesions and post-treatment follow-up Colposcopy to treatment ratio
No. of colposcopy evaluations†,†† No. of histological evaluations†,†† Related cost % total No. of precancerous lesion treatments†,‡ Related cost % total  
18-20 700 400 $0.2 M 1% 200 $0.3 M 1% 3.2
20-24 10,900 5,900 $3.0 M 14% 3,300 $5.2 M 11% 3.3
25-29 10,500 5,700 $2.9 M 14% 3,000 $5.5 M 12% 3.5
30-49 33,900 16,900 $10.2 M 48% 7,800 $20.1 M 44% 4.3
50-69 13,500 4,800 $4.4 M 21% 4,100 $12.8 M 28% 3.3
70+ ‡‡ 1,400 500 $0.5 M 2% 400 $1.6 M 3% 3.1
20-69 68,800 33,200 $20.5 M 97% 18,200 $43.6 M 96% 3.8
0-84 70,900 34,100 $21.2 M 100% 18,900 $45.5 M 100% 3.8
  1. Rounded to the nearest 100.
  2. ††Multiple biopsies taken at the same colposcopy were not included.
  3. Includes procedures performed in women without prior confirmation of high-grade disease (e.g. women with unsatisfactory colposcopy findings) who may have been found to have a low-grade histological outcome.
  4. ‡‡ Up to 84 years.