New maps reveal cancer levels across Australia, and across the social strata

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 2012 Australian Cancer Database has been used to map cancer incidence rates across Australia – by state, by socioeconomic status and by remoteness. Public health experts traditionally expect to see a very strong pattern of health inequality – the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be unwell and die before your time. But newly available data on cancer incidence rates show that’s not always the case.

The Conversation, 04/07/17