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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Patient Age

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
AGE
NAACCR Item #: 
2300
length: 
3
Allowable values: 
000 - 090, 999
text: 
Right Justified, Zero-filled
Description: 
Records the age of the patient at his or her last birthday before diagnosis.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

If the patient has multiple primaries, then the age at diagnosis may be different for subsequent primaries.

Analytic Note: 

In utero Date of Initial Diagnosis (NAACCR Item #390) was coded as equal to the Date of Birth (NAACCR Item #240) in the past.  Beginning in 2009, assignment is to the pre-birth date on which the diagnosis occurs.  Age at Diagnosis is assigned 000 for these cases.
For compliance with HIPAA privacy requirements, all patients age 90 or over at diagnosis are shown as 090.

Code

 

Definition

000

Less than one year old, or diagnosed in utero

001 – 089

One to eighty nine years old

090

Ninety or older

999

Age at diagnosis unknown