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National Healthcare Agreement: P12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termBowel cancer screening rates, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394292
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this termScreening rates for bowel cancer for people within national target groups.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this termPopulation aged 50, 55 and 65 years
Computation description:Help on this termRates are age-specific and expressed per 100 persons.
Computation:Help on this term100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Numerator:Help on this termNumber 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:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—person identifier
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
The numerator only includes those people who were screened through the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP).
Denominator:Help on this termPopulation aged 50, 55 and 65 years
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person (address)—Australian postcode
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—sex
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—Indigenous status
Data Source
National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this termSpecified 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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Health behaviours

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceNational Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP)
Frequency
6-monthly (register snapshot)
Data custodian

Medicare Australia (Medicare Australia merged with the Department of Human Services in 2011)



Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: 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:Help on this termIndigenous 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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P04-Incidence of selected cancers, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P10-Breast cancer screening rates, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P11-Cervical screening rates, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Bowel cancer screening rates, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

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