National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2017

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Progress measure
Short name:PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2017
METeOR identifier:630224
Registration status:Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
Description:

Incidence of selected cancers of public health importance.

Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2017) Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
Outcome area:Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02-Incidence of selected cancers, 2017 QS Health, Standard 31/01/2017

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 the state or territory and Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) 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 Rates that are considered very unstable will not be published.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.
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 females in the reported year.

Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Data Source
Australian Cancer Database
Guide for use

Data source: Administrative by-product data


Data Element / Data SetPatient—diagnosis date of 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:

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 (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:

2011, 2012 (resupplied for updated NSW and ACT data), 2013—Nationally (for each cancer type), by 2011 SEIFA IRSD deciles (not reported).

2011, 2012 (resupplied for updated NSW and ACT data), 2013—State and territory (for each cancer type).

2011, 2012 (resupplied for updated NSW and ACT data) (not reported), 2013—State and territory (for each cancer type), by:

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

2011, 2012 (resupplied for updated NSW and ACT data), 2013—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:
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


Comments:

Most recent data available for 2017 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2012 for NSW and 2013 for all other jurisdictions.

2011 and 2012 data will be resupplied to include data for NSW and the ACT, which were not available for the 2015 or 2016 reports.

NSW data for 2013 are not available.

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 (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:

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:

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 02–Incidence of selected cancers, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 24–Survival of people diagnosed with notifiable cancers, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018