The number of women who take up cervical screening has dropped to a 19-year low, a charity has warned.
Charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust said the figure is the lowest for almost two decades.
This means that during 2015/16, 1.12 million women did not take up their screening invitation, the charity said.
The new figures from NHS Digital show that coverage in England was lowest among women aged 25 to 49, with just seven in 10 women in this age bracket taking up screening invitations.
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