Since 2009, Bowel Cancer Australia has been mapping bowel cancer data from the most current sources of information publicly available.
Updated annually, the Atlas provides data at the Local Government Area (LGA) level, state and territory level, and at a national level, to help identify unhealthy behaviours that can be improved to reduce bowel cancer risk.
According to the American Cancer Society, almost 55% of bowel cancer cases may be attributable to modifiable risk factors such as smoking, high alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity. Obesity and type 2 diabetes also increase bowel cancer risk.
Detailed data regarding participation rates in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) such as age, gender and positive results are also included.