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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2015

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term559064
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/07/2016
Description:Help on this termIncidence of selected cancers of public health importance.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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 the state or territory and Statistical Local Area (SLA) of the person at the time of their diagnosis. 

Rates that are considered unstable and should be interpreted with caution will be noted. Rates that are considered very unstable will not be published.

Presented as:

  • a number (for state and territory by cancer type disaggregations) 
  • per 100,000.
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100,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for each type of cancer.
Numerator:Help on this term

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 females in the reported year.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
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
Data Element / Data SetPerson with cancer—morphology of cancer, code (ICD-O-3) NNNN/N
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Denominator:Help on this term

For melanoma, bowel and lung cancer: Total population.

For cervical and breast cancer in females: Total female population.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
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 estimates and projections (2011 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 estimates and projections (2011 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 Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2011—Nationally (for each cancer type), by 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.

2011—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure).
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintiles.

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (resupplied for updated Indigenous ERP), 2011—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

  • Indigenous status.

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
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—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
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


Data Element / Data SetPerson—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGS-RA) N
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
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Most recent data available for 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting: 2011.

2011 data for NSW and ACT will not be available for inclusion and will be estimated for the state and territory by cancer type disaggregation. 2011 estimated data for NSW and ACT will not be disaggregated by Indigenous status, remoteness or SEIFA IRSD quintiles.

2010 incidence data will be resupplied to include incidence rates for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, which were supplied as estimates in the 2014 report.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termIncidence
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termDisease type
Format:Help on this termN[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termHealth conditions

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceAustralian Cancer Database
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (2011 Census-based)
Frequency
Quarterly
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous estimates and projections (2011 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
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: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24-Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

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