Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report: “Mesothelioma in Australia”

The AIHW manages the Australian Mesothelioma Register (AMR), which collects information on new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed from 1 July 2010.

The Institute’s latest report was released on 13 November 2018. Some of the statistical findings include:

  • 710 new cases of mesothelioma in Australia were diagnosed in 2017
  • On average, 2 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in Australia each day
  • Males are 4 times as likely to be diagnosed than females
  • Qld recorded 166 new cases of mesothelioma, the second highest behind WA
  • To date the highest number of new cases reported was in 2014, with 770 cases reported to the AMR

Click the below link to view the full report:

https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/cancer/mesothelioma-in-australia-2017/contents/table-of-contents

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