Record High Attendance in Cervical Cancer Screening in Sweden

Participating in the cervical cancer screening in Sweden is higher than ever before: in 2015 82 % of the female population aged 23-60 years participated in the cell sampling program as recommended. Among women 23-25 years as much as 92% participated, which is a uniquely high figure. The high rate of participation indicates a high confidence in the screening program. In many counties the participation is increasing, only in a few of them a decline is observed. In most counties, more than 97% of the population received their summons on time. Only two counties convene fewer than 90% of the resident women.

Today, the National Quality Registry for Cervical Cancer Prevention (NKCx) publishes the Annual Report on cervical cancer screening in Sweden for 2015. NKCx analyzes data on cell samples, tissue samples, HPV-tests and invitation statuses from all over the country and publishes the most significant indicators of the program quality and results.

Read the report here.