- Uptake of smear tests in women aged 60 to 64 is at a 15 year low.
- One in every three women aged 25 to 29 will ignore or delay their invitation to be screened.
- The uptake among women aged 60 to 64 fell to 72.7% in 2012, a drop of 5.3% from its peak in 2007.
- Only 63% of younger women attended a screening last year.
Source: Jo's Cervical Cancer
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