Benchmarking Regional Health Management II (BenRHMII) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ register is planned and will be implemented in the near future. In Ticino (CH) and Varna- Oblast (BG) no mammography screening programmes are being implemented. 84 Illus. 13: Existence of invitation registers for mammography screening 220.127.116.11 Target group of women for mammography screening A further interesting aspect refers to the age of the women who are invited to breast cancer screening programmes because the participating European regions vary considerably on this point (see illus. 14). 85 84 Missing information: VästraGotaland (SE) and Madeira (PT). 85 Missing information: Madeira (PT) and Västra Götaland (SE). - 256 -
Benchmarking Regional Health Management II (BenRHMII) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Illus. 14: Target group of women for mammography screening regions Target group for mammography screening* 1 RU* 2 AT, BG EL 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 age in years *1 Missing infomation: Madeira (PT), Västra-Gotaland (SE); no screening programm: Ticino (CH) *2 Without any information in detail. *3 Women over 70 years are free to make an appointment for mammography screening by themselves. - 257 - (35 - 50 years and older) (40 - 64) (40 - 69) CZ (45 - 69) HU-G, HU-S (45 - 65) UK* 3 (50 - 70) BE, DE-NRW, DE-ST, IT-E, IT-S, IT-V, LT (50 - 69) IE (50 - 64) In Chuvash Republic (RU), the target group for mammography screening comprises all women between 35 - 50 years of age and older. 86 In Upper-Austria (AT), Varna-Oblast (BG) und Western-Greece (EL), women of the age groups of 40 years and older are invited to mammography screening. In Western-Greece (EL), women aged 40 years and older are invited. Moravia-Silesia (CZ), Györ-Moson-Sopron County (HU) and Szabolcs-Szatmár- Bereg (HU) start their breast cancer screening programmes for women at 45 years of age and older with both Hungarian regions ending these programmes for women aged 65 years and older and the Czech Republic for women who have reached their 70 th year of life. Most regions start their breast cancer screening programmes for women at age 50 years and older. These regions include the Flemish Community (BE), North Rhine- Westphalia (DE), Saxony-Anhalt (DE), Emilia-Romagna (IT), Sicily (IT), Veneto (IT), Kaunas (LT), Dublin/Mid-Leinster and Dublin/North-East (IE) and England (UK). The maximal screening age in these regions is 69 years with the exception of England (UK) and Dub- 86 We do not have further information in detail.