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Title: Colorectal cancer screening in rural and remote areas: analysis of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data for South Australia.
Authors: Martini, Angelita
Javanparast, Sara
Ward, Paul Russell
Baratiny, Genevieve
Gill, Tiffany
Cole, Stephen Russell
Tsourtos, George
Aylward, Paul
Jiwa, Moyez
Misan, Gary
Wilson, Carlene
Young, Graeme Paul
Keywords: Public health
Rural areas
Australia
Bowel cancer screening
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: James Cook University
Citation: Martini, A., Javanparast, S., Ward, P.R., Baratiny, G., Gill, T.K., Cole, S.R., Tsourtos, G., Aylward, P., Jiwa, M., Misan, G., Wilson, C. and Young, G.P., 2011. Colorectal cancer screening in rural and remote areas: analysis of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program data for South Australia. Rural and Remote Health, 11(1648) [online].
Abstract: In Australia, colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and cause of death from malignant diseases, and its incidence is rising. The aim of this article was to present an analysis of National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) data for rural and remote South Australia (SA), in order to identify geographical areas and population groups that may benefit from targeted approaches to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening.The findings of this study suggest lower NBCSP participation rates for people from metropolitan and remote areas, compared with those from rural areas. The uptake of cancer screening is lower for older rural and remote residents, men, Indigenous people, lower socioeconomic groups and those living in the Far North subdivision of SA.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26510
ISSN: 1445-6354
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