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AIHW - Cancer Incidence and Mortality Across Regions (CIMAR) - Persons Incidence (PHA) 2006-2010

This dataset presents the footprint of cancer incidence statistics in Australia for all cancers combined. The data spans the years 2006-2010 and is aggregated to the 2011 Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) Population Health Areas (PHA), based on the 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Incidence data refer to the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed in a given time period. It does not refer to the number of people newly diagnosed (because one person can be diagnosed with more than one cancer in a year). Cancer incidence data come from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2012 Australian Cancer Database (ACD).

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Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data using the PHIDU - PHAs.: http://phidu.torrens.edu.au/help-and-information/about-our-data/geographical-structures#population-health-areas
  • Due to changes in geographic classifications over time, long-term trends are not available.
  • Values assigned to "n.p." in the original data have been removed from the data.
  • The Australian and jurisdictional totals include people who could not be assigned to a PHA. The number of people who could not be assigned a PHA is less than 1% of the total.
  • The Australian total also includes residents of Other Territories (Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay Territory).
  • The ACD records all primary cancers except for basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin (BCCs and SCCs). These cancers are not notifiable diseases and are not collected by the state and territory cancer registries.
  • The diseases coded to ICD-10 codes D45-D46, D47.1 and D47.3-D47.5, which cover most of the myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative cancers, were not considered cancer at the time the ICD-10 was first published and were not routinely registered by all Australian cancer registries. The ACD contains all cases of these cancers which were diagnosed from 1982 onwards and which have been registered but the collection is not considered complete until 2003 onwards.
  • Note that the incidence data presented are for 2006-2010 because 2011 and 2012 data for NSW and ACT were not able to be provided for the 2012 ACD.

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Additional Info

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 04:10 (UTC)
Created November 1, 2019, 00:18 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_AIHW-UoM_AURIN_DB_aihw_cimar_incidence_persons_pha_2006_10
Aggregation Level pha2011
Attribute List All Cancers Combined - Age-standardised rate per 100,000, All Cancers Combined - Crude rate per 100,000, All Cancers Combined - Rate ratio , All Cancers Combined - Total Incidence , All Cancers Combined - Total Relevant Population , Geometry, PHA Code, PHA Name
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, (2016): AIHW - Cancer Incidence and Mortality Across Regions (CIMAR) - Persons Incidence (PHA) 2006-2010; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key pha_code
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}