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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 2016, around one in ten (9.6%) South Australians aged 18 years or more had ever been told by a doctor that they had cancer1.
  • The rate varies little between Local Health Networks (LHNs)1.
  • The increasing trend in the proportion of people who report having or ever had cancer, both in metropolitan Adelaide and Country SA, over the last seven years that data is available is not statistically significant1.

 

Has or ever had cancer (aged 18+ years), 2016
Local Health Network %
Northern Adelaide LHN 8.9%
Central Adelaide LHN 9.9%
Southern Adelaide LHN 9.9%
Metropolitan Adelaide 9.6%
Country SA LHN 9.6%
South Australia 9.6%
Australia n.a.

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Data prior to 2010 is not available.

Data source: SA Health 2017

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

  • In 2016, the proportion of the population aged 18 years and over that had ever been told by a doctor that they had cancer was statistically significantly higher for males (10.9%) than females (8.4%)1.
  • The rate increases with age1.

 


Has or ever had cancer (aged 18+), 2016
Age (years) Males Females
18-24 1.2% 0.0%
25-34 1.3% 3.2%
35-44 1.9% 2.2%
45-54 6.7% 10.1%
55-64 13.2% 11.0%
65-74 29.6% 17.5%
75+ 32.1% 22.1%
All ages 10.9% 8.4%

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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

  • There is no statistically significant correlation evident between the proportion of people aged 18 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 live1.
  • However, the rate in geographic regions constituting South Australia's lowest socio-economic (SES) quintile (11.3%) is statistically significantly higher than the highest SES quintile (8.9%)1.

 

Has or ever had cancer (aged 18+ years), 2016
Socio-economic status (SES) %
Lowest SES 11.3%
Low SES 8.6%
Middle SES 8.9%
High SES 9.8%
Highest SES 8.9%

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Data source: SA Health 2017

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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 South Australian Monitoring and Surveillance System customised extract 2017, Population Health Surveys, SA Health, Adelaide.