National Healthcare Agreement: P12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||Bowel cancer screening rates, 2010|
|Description:||Screening rates for bowel cancer for people within national target groups.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||Population aged 50, 55 and 65 years|
|Computation description:||Rates are age-specific and expressed per 100 persons.|
|Computation:||100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Number of persons aged 50, 55 and 65 years who completed a faecal occult blood test supplied by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in the reference calendar year.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Population aged 50, 55 and 65 years|
|Denominator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.|
Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex; Nationally: by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Data for 2009 will be available by mid-2010.Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2008
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
6-monthly (register snapshot)
Medicare Australia (Medicare Australia merged with the Department of Human Services in 2011)
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Interim
A National Bowel Cancer Dataset (i.e. data dictionary) is under development.
The quality of Indigenous identification needs to be assessed.Explore how to identify people who are screened outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
|Other issues caveats:||Indigenous status is self-reported by participating individuals.
Remoteness area and SEIFA of residence are based on postcode of residential address at the time of screening.
Lack of inclusion of people screened outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program will result in an underestimate of the population screening rates in the target age groups.
Disaggregation by Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence within individual states/territories is subject to data quality considerations.
The bowel cancer screening program is guaranteed until 2010. The program is expected to expand to more age groups on a rolling basis.The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program was suspended in May 2009 due to unreliable screening kits, subsequently resuming in November 2009.
Source and reference attributes
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P04-Incidence of selected cancers, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P10-Breast cancer screening rates, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P11-Cervical screening rates, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2011
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