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Table 3 Selected available parameters on cervical cancer screening in Poland after implementation of organised screening programme (2007-2013)

From: The implementation of an organised cervical screening programme in Poland: an analysis of the adherence to European guidelines

Parameter/year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Population eligible for screening – 1/3 of the population of women aged 25-59 years 3 227 918 3 252 888 3 274 036 3 289 805 3 293 187 3 293 976 3 290 725
Number of invitations sent 6 027 714 2 682 051 1 595 319 3 202 927 3 357 114 3 413 678 3 220 582
Coverage of population by invitations 186.7% 82.5% 48.7% 97.4% 101.9% 103.6% 97.9%
Compliance to invitations* 11.2% 12.8% 13.1% 11.5% 11.2% 10.7% 9.9%
Number of women screened within the programme 686 380 794 486 876 646 797 442 804 847 765 301 696 894
Coverage rate of organised screening 21.3% 24.4% 26.8% 24.2% 24.4% 23.2% 21.2%
Total number of Pap smears collected within NHF outside the screening programme NA NA NA NA NA 1 288 358 NA
Total number of Pap smears collected in women aged 25-59 years within NHF outside the screening programme NA NA NA NA NA 807 129 NA
Number of women screened outside the programme within NHF opportunistic screening and not screened within the programme within the current 3-year interval NA NA NA NA NA 411 216 NA
Combined coverage of organised and opportunistic screening within NHF NA NA NA NA NA 35.7% NA
Number of women referred for colposcopy/biopsy within the programme 4 917 6 149 9 158 9 216 9 850 9 879 10 496
% of women referred for colposcopy/biopsy who underwent colposcopy/biopsy within the programme 41.1% 50.5% 46.8% 34.2% 31.7% 31.2% 29.7%
  1. Legend: *Data with a 6-month cut-off date generated on 30th of June of each following year. Data on women screened within opportunistic screening provided within private gynaecological care and private insurance plans are unknown since there is no central registry of opportunistic smears. NA - data not available.