Since 2009, Bowel Cancer Australia has been mapping bowel cancer data to a Local Government Area (LGA) level to help empower local communities in focusing attention on health behaviours that can be improved to help reduce bowel cancer risk.
The Bowel Cancer Australia Atlas includes data on a number of bowel cancer risk factors such as smoking, high alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, obesity and type 2 diabetes, which is now increasingly recognised as an independent risk factor for bowel cancer. Bowel cancer deaths and participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) are also mapped on the Atlas.
The Atlas maps data to a national, state and territory level as well and is is updated annually with data taken from the most recent publicly available sources.
To access the Bowel Cancer Australia Atlas visit Bowel Cancer Australia Atlas.