National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Progress measure
Short name:PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2013
METeOR identifier:498207
Registration status:Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Description:Incidence of selected cancers of public health importance.
Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2013) Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Outcome area:Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2013 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Analyses by state and territory, remoteness and Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) are based on postcode and state and residential address at the time of diagnosis.

95% confidence intervals calculated for rates.

Presented as:

  • a number 
  • per 100,000.
Computation:

100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each type of cancer.
Numerator:

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Number of new cases in the reported year.

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Number of new cases in women in the reported year.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date (cancer), DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—primary site of cancer, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—morphology of cancer, code (ICD-O-3) NNNN/N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population.

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population.
Denominator data elements:
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 SetPerson—sex, code N
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—sex, code N
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:

2009—Nationally (for each cancer type), by SEIFA Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2009—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure)
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation for SEIFA and remoteness data are subject to availability of suitable population data.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson (address)—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use
Data source: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness and SEIFA of residence
Comments:

Most recent data available for 2013 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2009.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Incidence
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Disease type
Format:N[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Health conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceAustralian Cancer Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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:National Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 04-Incidence of selected cancers, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014