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  • Cancer Screening Coverage in England
  • Cancer Coverage in England


  • Bowel Screening Data
  • Cervical Screening Data
  • Breast Cancer Screening Data
  • Cancer Screening Data
  • Cancer Screening Coverage

Cancer Screening Coverage

This dataset is sourced from Public Health England and consists of the percentage of people in the resident population eligible for cervical screening who were screened adequately within the previous years (2010 to 2016) for bowel, cervical and breast cancer.

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Cancer is a major cause of death, accounting for around a quarter of deaths in England. More than 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life. In January 2011 the Government published Improving Outcomes – a Strategy for Cancer. This document sets out how the Government plans to improve cancer outcomes, including improving survival rates through tackling late diagnosis of cancer. The inclusion of the above indicators will provide an opportunity to incentivize screening promotion and other local initiatives to increase coverage of cancer screening. Improvements in coverage would mean more cancers are detected at earlier, more treatable stages.

Breast screening supports early detection of cancer and is estimated to save 1,400 lives in England each year. Cervical cancer screening supports detection of symptoms that may become cancer and is estimated to save 4,500 lives in England each year.

About one in 20 people in the UK will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime. It is the third most common cancer in the UK, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths, with over 16,000 people dying from it each year. Regular bowel cancer screening has been shown to reduce the risk of dying from bowel cancer by 16%. Bowel cancer screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage (in people with no symptoms), when treatment is more likely to be effective. Bowel cancer screening can also detect polyps. These are not cancers, but may develop into cancers over time. They can easily be removed, reducing the risk of bowel cancer developing.

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John Snow Labs; Public Health England;

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Bowel Screening Data, Cervical Screening Data, Breast Cancer Screening Data, Cancer Screening Data, Cancer Screening Coverage

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Cancer Screening Coverage in England, Cancer Coverage in England

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Name Description Type Constraints
Cancer_TypeType of cancer i.e., bowel, breast and cervical cancerstring-
Area_CodeArea codes assigned to different area types.string-
Area_NameName of the areastring-
Area_TypeType of areastring-
GenderGender of people who are screened for cancerstring-
AgeAge of people who are eligible for cancer screeningstring-
Category_TypeType of categorystring-
Category_NameName of categorystring-
YearYear in which data is collecteddate-
Percent_CI_AverageAverage value of confidence intervalnumberlevel : Ratio
Percent_Lower_CI_LimitLower 95% confidence interval limitnumberlevel : Ratio
Percent_Upper_CI_LimitUpper 95% confidence interval limitnumberlevel : Ratio
NumeratorNumber of people resident in the area (determined by postcode of residence) with a screening test result recorded in the previous years.integerlevel : Ratio
DenominatorNumber of people resident in the area (determined by postcode of residence) who are eligible for cancer screening at a given point in time.integerlevel : Ratio
Value_NoteFootnote, where applicablestring-

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Cancer TypeArea CodeArea NameArea TypeGenderAgeCategory TypeCategory NameYearPercent CI AveragePercent Lower CI LimitPercent Upper CI LimitNumeratorDenominatorValue Note
Breast CancerE12000001North East regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201078.9461312678.7937753579.09768294218305276524
Breast CancerE12000002North West regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201075.6143656975.5153431775.71311653547724724365
Breast CancerE12000003Yorkshire and the Humber regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201078.3048522278.1937499478.41554469415520530644
Breast CancerE12000004East Midlands regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201081.6583755781.5477101881.76852563385421471992
Breast CancerE12000005West Midlands regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201077.0864455476.9766726377.19585011435523564980
Breast CancerE12000006East of England regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201078.5260651878.4227555978.62901494478263609050
Breast CancerE12000007London regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201066.9111841866.7941365567.0280229416124621905
Breast CancerE12000008South East regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201078.0492067777.9626604178.13550855687722881139
Breast CancerE12000009South West regionRegionFemale53-70 yrs201079.4865931579.3833979979.58940459469265590370
Breast CancerE07000004Aylesbury ValeLAFemale53-70 yrs201081.8445277981.2680697882.407086171440317598