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Table 2 Participation rates (%) for breast cancer and uterine cervix screening in 17 European countries, 2004–2014

From: Organized screening programmes for breast and cervical cancer in 17 EU countries: trajectories of attendance rates

Country Breast cancer screening (pop. Aged 50–69) Cervix cancer screening (pop. Aged 20–69)
First available Last available Average P First available Last available Average P
% (Year) % (Year) ann. Change (Slope) % (Year) % (Year) ann. Change (Slope)
Northern Europe
 Denmark 73.7 83.9 1.70 0.006 66.3 64.1 −0.44 0.431
(2008) (2014) (2009) (2014)
 Finland 87.4 82.8 −0.46 < 0.001 71.6 70.6 −0.10 0.084
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
 Iceland 61.0 60.0 −0.10 0.010 73.0 73.0 0.00 0.142
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
 Norway 74.6 74.9 0.03 0.132 80.1 73.5 −0.66 < 0.001
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
 Sweden n/a n/a n/a n/a 79.3 81.4 0.21 0.008
(2004) (2014)
Central Europe
 Belgium 56.0 60.0 0.67 0.177 60.7 53.7 −0.88 0.006
(2004) (2010) (2004) (2012)
 France 38.1 52.5 1.44 0.029 n/a n/a n/a n/a
(2004) (2014)
 Germany 57.3 56.3 −0.17 0.845 n/a n/a n/a n/a
(2006) (2012)
 Luxembourg 62.2 60.7 −0.15 0.218 n/a n/a n/a n/a
(2004) (2014)
 Netherlands 81.9 79.4 −0.25 0.002 66.9 64.6 −0.23 0.006
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
British Isles
 Ireland 77.1 76.5 −0.06 0.072 60.9 77.0 5.37 0.019
(2004) (2014) (2011) (2014)
 United Kingdom 74.7 75.3 0.06 0.294 80.6 77.5 −0.31 < 0.001
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
Southern Europe
 Italy 59.0 57.0 −0.20 0.486 37.7 40.5 0.28 < 0.001
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
Eastern Europe
 Czech Republic 25.7 60.8 3.51 < 0.001 36.5 52.2 1.57 < 0.001
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
 Estonia 41.0 58.0 1.70 < 0.001 32.0 50.0 2.57 0.186
(2004) (2014) (2007) (2014)
 Slovakia 14.8 23.1 0.83 0.002 24.9 47.7 2.28 < 0.001
(2004) (2014) (2004) (2014)
 Slovenia 85.1 78.5 −1.65 0.876 67.1 71.3 0.47 0.095
(2010) (2014) (2005) (2014)