Nearly half of women not having recommended cervical screening

The Cervical cancer screening in Australia 2010–11 report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare showed 3.6 million women participated in the program in 2010–11, representing 57% in the target population.

The proportion represented a slight decline from previous years, from 59% in 2008–09 and 58% in 2009–10.

For every 1000 women screened in 2011, eight had a high-grade abnormality detected. The peak age group for detection of high-grade abnormalities was those aged 25 to 29, a shift from the historic peak age group of 20 to