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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

Race

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
RACE
NAACCR Item #: 
160
length: 
2
Allowable values: 
01 - 08, 10-17, 20 - 22, 25 - 28, 30 - 32, 96 - 99
Description: 
Identifies the primary race of the person
Registry Coding Instructions: 

Race is analyzed with Spanish/Hispanic Origin (NAACCR Item #190). Both items must be recorded. All tumors for the same patient should have the same race code.

  • Codes 08-13 became effective with diagnoses on or after January 1, 1988.
  • Code 14 became effective with diagnoses on or after January 1, 1994.
  • Codes 15 was changed from 09 and split into 16 and 17 in 2010; converted cases are likely to appear as 15.
  • Codes 20-97 became effective with diagnoses on or after January 1, 1991. SEER participants in San Francisco, San Jose,Monterey, and Los Angeles are permitted to use codes 14 and 20-97 for cases diagnosed after January 1, 1987.

Note: Beginning in 2001 cancer registries recorded multiple race codes, as many as five. These additional race codes are infrequently reported and are not provided as part of this file.

Code Definition
1 White
2 Black
3 American Indian, Aleutian, or Eskimo
4 Chinese
5 Japanese
6 Filipino
7 Hawaiian
8 Korean
10 Vietnamese
11 Laotian
12 Hmong
13 Kampuchean (including Khmer and Cambodian)
14 Thai
15 Asian Indian or Pakistani, NOS (formerly code 09)
16 Asian Indian
17 Pakistani
20 Micronesian, NOS
21 Chamorran
22 Guamanian, NOS
25 Polynesian, NOS
26 Tahitian
27 Samoan
28 Tongan
30 Melanesian, NOS
31 Fiji Islander
32 New Guinean
96 Other Asian, including Asian, NOS and Oriental, NOS
97 Pacific Islander, NOS
98 Other
99 Unknown