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3-14. Cancer

3-14-1. Cancer in South Australia – by Local Health Network

3-14-2. Cancer in South Australia – by age and sex

3-14-3. Cancer in South Australia – by socio-economic status

3-14-4. Cancer in Australia – by state and territory

3-14-5. Cancer – Aboriginal people

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3-14-1. Cancer in South Australia – by Local Health Network

  • In 2014, around one in nine (11.2%) South Australians aged 16 years or more had ever been told by a doctor that they had cancer.
  • The rate varies between the metropolitan Adelaide Local Health Networks (LHNs) from 9.1% in the Northern Adelaide LHN to 12.1% in the Central Adelaide LHN. This difference is statistically significantly different.
  • However, the Country SA rate of 12.1% is not statistically significantly higher than the overall metropolitan Adelaide rate of 10.7%.
  • There has been a statistically significant increasing trend in the proportion of people reporting that they have or ever had cancer, both in metropolitan Adelaide and Country SA, over the last five years that data is available.

 

Has or ever had cancer, 2014
Local Health Network%
Northern Adelaide LHN9.1%
Central Adelaide LHN12.1%
Southern Adelaide LHN10.8%
Metropolitan Adelaide10.7%
Country SA LHN12.1%
South Australia11.2%
Australian.a.

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3-14-2. Cancer in South Australia – by age and sex

  • In 2014, the proportion of the population aged 16 years and over that had ever been told by a doctor that they had cancer was roughly equivalent between males (11.0%) and females (11.3%).
  • The rate increases with age however, and there is more than ten percentage points difference between men (35.5%) and women (24.1%) in the 75 years and over age cohort.

 


Has or ever had cancer, 2014
Age (years)MalesFemales
16-543.7%4.9%
55-6415.1%18.0%
65-7428.6%22.9%
75+35.5%24.1%
All ages11.0%11.3%

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3-14-3. Cancer in South Australia – by socio-economic status

  • There is no meaningful correlation evident between the proportion of people aged 16 years and over who have ever been told by a doctor that they have cancer and the socio-economic status of the geographic area in which they live.
  • The rate in geographic regions constituting South Australia's highest socio-economic (SES) quintile (11.1%) is not statistically significantly different from the lowest SES quintile (10.2%).

 

Has or ever had cancer, 2014
Socio-economic status (SES)%
Lowest SES10.2%
Low SES11.0%
Middle SES11.4%
High SES11.8%
Highest SES11.1%

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3-14-4. Cancer in Australia – by state and territory

Data not available for this indicator.

 

3-14-5. Cancer – Aboriginal people

Data not available for this indicator.

 


Sources

  1. Based on Health Information Portal database 2015, 'Management Reporting, Reports, South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System Online, Cancer disease prevalence (Age 16+)', SA Health, Adelaide, accessed 24 September 2015.