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Recent hospital diagnosis data were valid for identifying incident cases for six of the twelve most common cancer types. The level of identification was generally higher for cases aged < 80 years, those with known disease stage and cases living in higher socioeconomic areas.

There was an increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer for people younger than 50 years for some jurisdictions, including Australia, which may be relating to changing prevalence of colorectal cancer risk factors (e.g. excess bodyweight) in younger populations.