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Table 2 Validity of APDC cancer diagnoses compared with the NSW Cancer Registry for selected cancer types, July 2001 to December 2010

From: Identifying incident colorectal and lung cancer cases in health service utilisation databases in Australia: a validation study

Cancer type Cases in NSWCR Cases in APDC PPV Sensitivity Specificity
Bladder 523 1253 35% 84% 99.7%
Breast 4172 4376 86% 90% 99.8%
Colorectal 3597 3747 91% 95% 99.9%
Kidney 575 616 85% 91% 100.0%
Lung 1225 1151 86% 81% 100.0%
Melanoma 3748 2459 71% 47% 99.8%
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 1003 1080 71% 76% 99.9%
Pancreatic 271 283 81% 84% 100.0%
Prostate 7256 6401 86% 76% 99.7%
Stomach 282 314 78% 87% 100.0%
Unknown primary 306 659 29% 62% 99.8%
Uterine 543 535 93% 92% 100.0%
  1. APDC Admitted Patient Data Collection, NSWCR New South Wales Cancer Registry, PPV Positive predictive value