Breast cancer patients and survivors in the Asia-Pacific workforce. Australia: Forging a path in Asia is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney Australia. This report draws upon interviews and research conducted in August-September 2018 on the topic of return-to-work for breast cancer survivors in Australia. It also draws upon an advisory board of global authorities who provided context and background on this topic.
The report finds that Australia has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world, coming in at 15th place, higher than New Zealand or the US, but lower than many European counterparts. Some of Australia's key data points can be found below:
Australia: key data
- Crude breast cancer incidence rate per 100,000 (2018): 149.3
- Breast cancer prevalence (five year) per 100,000 (2018): 634.5
- Labour force participation rate, general (2017): 77.4%
- Labour force participation rate, women aged 40-64 (2017): 72.3%
- Unemployment rate, general (2017): 5.8%
- Unemployment rate, women aged 40-64 (2017): 3.0%
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