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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Spanish Origin

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
SPANISH_HISPANIC_ORIGIN
NAACCR Item #: 
190
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
0 - 7, 9
Description: 
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