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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

Spanish Origin

PUF Data Item Name: 
NAACCR Item #: 
Allowable values: 
0 - 7, 9
Identifies persons of Spanish or Hispanic origin.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

Persons of Spanish or Hispanic origin may be of any race, but these categories are generally not used for Native Americans, Filipinos, or others who may have Spanish names. Code 0 (Non-Spanish; non-Hispanic) for Portuguese and Brazilian persons. If the patient has multiple tumors, all records should have the same code.

Code Definition
0 Non-Spanish; non-Hispanic
1 Mexican (includes Chicano)
2 Puerto Rican
3 Cuban
4 South or Central America (except Brazil)
5 Other specified Spanish/Hispanic origin (includes European)
6 Spanish, NOS; Hispanic, NOS; Latino, NOS (There is evidence other than surname or maiden name that the person is Hispanic, but he/she cannot be assigned to any category of 1 - 5)
7 Spanish surname only (The only evidence of the person's Hispanic origin is surname or maiden name, and there is no contrary evidence that the person is not Hispanic)
8 Dominican Republic (for use with patients who were diagnosed with cancer on January 1, 2005, or later)
9 Unknown whether Spanish or not; not stated in patient record