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RECODED SEER PUBLIC ACCESS RECORD DESCRIPTION

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RECODED SEER PUBLIC ACCESS RECORD DESCRIPTION ...

    Texas Cancer Registry (TCR)

    Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch

    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

    TCR SEER*Stat Mortality File Descriptions

    April 17, 2009

Available TCR SEER*Stat Mortality Data Files:

1990-2006 Limited-Use Mortality, SEER*Prep 2.4.0, (created 04/17/2009)

1990-2006 Mortality SEER*Prep 2.4.0 (Created 03/31/2009)

    [Restricted accessrequires DSHS-Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval].

File Contents:

These files contain 548,046 Texas resident deaths from malignant cancer between 1990 and 2006.

    The death data come from the DSHS Center for Health Statistics mortality data based on all

    Texas deaths, and include all deaths for which cancer was an underlying cause of death.

Acknowledgement of TCR Mortality Data:

The TCR requests that any person or organization reporting results or analyses using TCR

    mortality data include the following statement of acknowledgement in the text or frontispiece of

    the analysis, presentation, report or publication:

―Cancer mortality data have been provided by the Texas Cancer Registry, Cancer Epidemiology

    and Surveillance Branch, based on mortality data from the Center for Health Statistics, Texas thDepartment of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49 Street, Austin, Texas, 78756,

    http://www.dshs.sate.tx.us/tcr/default.shtm, or (512) 458-7523.

Acknowledgement of CDC Support:

We acknowledge the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), Centers for Disease

    Control and Prevention (CDC) for funds that helped support the availability of these data.

Important Notes:

1. Beginning in 2006, Texas adopted the revised (2003) US Standard Death Certificate. One of

    the major changes is how race and ethnicity are recorded on the death certificate. A

    noticeable change in the 2006 data is that many more deaths in 2006 are coded to ―Other‖

    and ―Unknown Race‖ than was true in the past. It is unclear how much of this is due to

    changes in the way race is recorded on the death certificate and how much is due to

    adjustments in coding race and ethnicity into categories for the dataset. More information

    about changes to Texas cancer mortality data as a result of these changes can be found in our

    technical notes.

2. Technical notes on data collection and TCR data quality can be found beginning on page 14.

3. Some data items were omitted from the TCR Limited-Use SEER*Stat Mortality file, due to

    limited analytic utility, poor data quality, or confidentiality requirements. These items are

    notated in the record description as ―Not in Limited-Use Dataset,‖ and when applicable, ―—

    DSHS-IRB approval required.‖

    To obtain information on how to access restricted data items, contact us at CancerData, or

    512-458-7111 ext. 3614.

    4. User-Specified variables should not be used to generate any rates besides total population,

    because they are NOT linked to appropriate population data.

    Available TCR Data Items

Data fields are listed below in order and by the folder in which they can be found on the

    SEER*Stat version 6.4.4 ―Table‖ screen. An asterisk * indicates fields not included in the TCR

    Public Use SEER*Stat file. A † symbol indicates confidential data items requiring DSHS I.R.B.-

    approval.

    Age at Death Years Available Age recode with <1 year olds All

    Race, Sex, Year Dth, State, County Sex All

    Year of death All

    State All

    County All

    State-county All

    Race recode (W, B, AI, API) All Origin recode (Hispanic, Non-Hisp) All

Site and Morphology

    Cause of Death position 1 All ICD version for COD in position 1 All Cause of Death position 3 All ICD version for COD in position 3 All COD position indicator All

    Cause of death recode All

    COD recode with Kaposi and mesothelioma All

Race and Age (case data only)

    Race/ethnicity All

    Age at death unit All

    Age at death value All

    Age recode All

    Age recode with single ages and 85+ All Age at death All

Geographic Locations

    State of birth All

Dates

    Month of death All

Other

    Marital status at death All

User-Specified

    Foreign-born All

    Beale 1993 All

    Beale 2003 All

    Hispanic group All

HSR All

    COG All

    Zip Code*† All Not in Limited-Use Dataset

User-Defined

    COGs All

    Health Service Region All

Merged

    CustomRaceTCR(w/Unk) All

    FIELD DESCRIPTIONS

Age at Death

    SEER*Stat Name: Age recode with <1 year olds

    Field Description: 19 age groups that correspond to the population data.

     Codes:

     00 years

     01-04 years

     05-09 years

     10-14 years

     15-19 years

     20-24 years

     25-29 years

     30-34 years

     35-39 years

     40-44 years

     45-49 years

     50-54 years

     55-59 years

     60-64 years

     65-60 years

     70-74 years

     75-79 years

     80-84 years

     85+ years

Race, Sex, YearDx, State, County

SEER*Stat Name: Sex

    Field Description: This data item identifies the sex of the patient at death..

     Codes:

     Male and female

     Male

     Female

    SEER*Stat Name: Year of death

Field Description: The year of the patient was declared dead.

     Allowable values

     YYYY=1995forward

SEER*Stat Name: State

Field Description: USPS abbreviation for the state, territory, commonwealth, U.S.

     possession, or CanadaPost abbreviation for the Canadian

     province/territory in which the patient resides at the time of death.

     Allowable values

     TX

SEER*Stat Name: County

Field Description: Code for the county of the patient’s residence at the time of death. For

     U.S. residents, standard codes are those of the FIPS publication ―Counties

     and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and

     Associated Areas.‖

    Codes:

     001-999 (FIPS county code)

SEER*Stat Name: State:County

Field Description: This item is a state-county combination where the first two characters

     represent the state FIPS code. The last three digits represent the FIPS county

     code.

NAACCR Item #: N/A

    SEER*Stat Name: Race recode (W, B, AI, API)

Field Description: See population documentation on which race variable to use when merging

     with different versions of population data.

     For detailed information regarding major changes to this field, please see the

     following website:

     http://seer.cancer.gov/seerstat/variables/seer/yr1973_2004/race_ethnicity/.

     Allowable values:

     All Races

     White

     Black

     American Indian/Alaska Native

     Asian or Pacific Islander

     Other unspecified (1991+)

     Unknown

NAACCR Item #: 191

    SEER*Stat Name: Origin Recode NHIA (Hispanic, Non-Hispanic)

    Field Description: The NAACCR Hispanic Identification Algorithm (NHIA) uses a

     combination of standard variables to directly or indirectly classify

     cases as Hispanic for analytic purposes. In the SEER*Stat files the

     TCR only uses a dichotomous grouping, into Non-Spanish and

     Spanish. This variable has been recoded to form two groups that are

     linked to population data.

    Allowable values:

     Non-Spanish-Hispanic-Latino

     Spanish-Hispanic-Latino

Site and Morphology

SEER*Stat Name: Cause of death position 1

    Field Description: This data item identifies the site of cancer death for all deaths from cancer.

     This variable uses the 4-digit codes from the International Classification

     of Diseases, Ninth Edition (ICD-9). The decimal point is eliminated.

SEER*Stat Name: ICD Version for COD in position 1

    Field Description: This data item identifies ICD version used for position 1, but these are all

     ICD9 since position 1 only uses ICD9.

SEER*Stat Name: Cause of death position 3

    Field Description: This data item identifies the site of cancer death for all deaths from cancer.

     This variable uses the 4-digit C-codes from the International

     Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10).

SEER*Stat Name: ICD Version for COD in position 3

    Field Description: This data item identifies ICD version used for position 1, but these are all

     ICD10 since position 3 only uses ICD10.

SEER*Stat Name: COD position indicator

    Field Description: This data item identifies which ICD position to use to code cause of death

     for this death, Postion 1 or Position 3.

SEER*Stat Name: Cause of death recode

Field Description: This is a text variable with site names printed out. This is the old

     SEER*Stat site recode (ICD-9) that does not include Kaposi’s

     sarcoma and mesothelioma separately.

     See: http://seer.cancer.gov/codrecode/1969+_d09172004

SEER*Stat Name: Cause of death recode with Kaposi and mesothelioma

Field Description: For publications, SEER has defined major site groups based on primary

     site and ICD-10 including Kaposi Sarcoma and mesothelioma. See

     http://seer.cancer.gov/codrecode/1969+_d09172004 for Site recode with

     Kaposi Sarcoma and mesothelioma definitions.

Race and Age (case data only cannot be used to generate rates)

SEER*Stat Name: Race/ethnicity

Field Description: Do Not Use this variable. Instead, use the User-Defined Merged variable

     CustomRaceTCR(w/Unknown), which includes all standard TCR race

     groups..

     Codes:

     04-15

     00

     White

     Black

     American Indian/Alaska Native

SEER*Stat Name: Age at death unit

Field Description: Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, Years (<100, >100)

SEER*Stat Name: Age at death value

Field Description: Valid values are independent of Age at death unit. Yrs <100:00-99; Yrs

     100+:00-99; Months: 00-11,99; Weeks: 00-03,99; Days: 00-27,99; Hours:

     00-23;99.

SEER*Stat Name: Age Recode

Field Description: 18 5-year age groups

     Codes:

     00-04 years, . . . through 85+ years

SEER*Stat Name: Age recode with single ages and 85+

    Field Description: 86 single-year age groups to 85+

     Codes:

     00 years, 01 years, . . . through 85+ years

SEER*Stat Name: Age at Death

Field Description: Age of the patient at death in complete years.

     Codes:

     000 Less than 1 year old

     001 1 year old, but less than 2 years

     002 2 years old

     (show actual age in completed years)

     101 101 years old

    

     120 120 years old

     999 Unknown age

Geographic Locations

SEER*Stat Name: Place of Birth

Field Description: See the following link for a list of SEER birthplace codes and definitions.

     http://seer.cancer.gov/manuals/2004Revision%201/SPM_AppendixB_r1.pdf

Dates

SEER*Stat Name: Month of death

    Field Description: Date (month) of death.

Other

SEER*Stat Name: Marital status at death

Field Description: This data item identifies the patient’s marital status at the time of diagnosis for

    the reportable tumor.

     Codes:

     Single (never married)

     Married (including common law)

     Divorced

     Widowed

     Unknown (not stated)

User-Specified

    Note: User-specified variables are not linked to the specific population, so should not be used to

    generate rates. The variables COG and Health Service Region have also been generated as User-

    Defined variables that may be used to generate rates.

SEER*Stat Name: Foreign-born

    Field Description: This data item identifies whether deceased was US-born or else.

     Codes:

     US Born

     US Territory

     Foreign Born

     Unknown

SEER*Stat Name: Beale 1993

    Field Description: Beale 1993 code designating rural/urban characteristics of county.

     Codes:

     Value 00 Central Metro 1M+

     Value 01 Fringe Metro 1M+

     Value 02 Metro 250K-1M+

     Value 03 Metro LT 250K

     Value 04 Urban GE 20K, adjacent metro

     Value 05 Urban GE 20K, not adjacent metro

     Value 06 Urban 2,500-19,999 adjacent metro

     Value 07 Urban 2,500-19,999 not adjacent metro

     Value 08 Rural adjacent to metro

     Value 09 Rural not adjacent to metro

SEER*Stat Name: Beale (2003)

    Field Description: Identifies specific Beale (2003) code to designate the degree of urban or rural

     characteristics of the county.

     Codes:

     01 Fringe Metro 1M+

     02 Metro 250K-1M+

     03 Metro LT 250K

     04 Urban GE 20K, adjacent metro

     05 Urban GE 20K, not adjacent metro

     06 Urban 2,500-19,999 adjacent metro

     07 Urban 2,500-19,999 not adjacent metro

     08 Rural adjacent to metro

     09 Rural not adjacent to metro

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