Funding for this research was provided by:
Cancer Council NSW (The 45 and Up PhD Scholarship in Cancer Research)
National Health and Medical Research Council (1136128)
Received: 29 May 2020
Revised: 28 August 2020
Accepted: 7 September 2020
First Online: 11 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval for the 45 and Up Study was provided by the University of NSW Human Research Ethics Committee (reference: 10186) and for this specific analysis by the NSW Population Health Services Research Ethics Committee (reference: 2014/08/551). All participants consented to participate by signing a consent form that accompanied the questionnaire. All procedures were performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki.
: Not applicable.
: The data that support the findings of this study are available from the Sax Institute (ExternalRef removed).
: The authors declare no competing interests.
: Dr. Peter Sarich was funded by a postgraduate research scholarship from Cancer Council NSW, the 45 and Up PhD Scholarship in Cancer Research. Prof. Karen Canfell is co-principal investigator of an unrelated investigator-initiated trial of cervical screening in Australia (Compass; ACTRN12613001207707 and NCT02328872), which is conducted and funded by the VCS Foundation (VCS), a government-funded health promotion charity. She is also an investigator of Compass New Zealand (ACTRN12614000714684), which was conducted and funded by Diagnostic Medlab (DML), now Auckland District Health Board. The VCS Foundation received equipment and a funding contribution from Roche Molecular Systems and Ventana USA and DML received equipment and a funding contribution for Compass from Roche Molecular Systems. However, neither Prof. Canfell nor her institution on her behalf (Cancer Council NSW) receives direct funding from industry for this trial or any other project. Prof. Emily Banks is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (reference: 1136128) and the Government of Australia. The funding source had no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; in the decision to submit the paper for publication.
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