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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2016

Education 2000

PUF Data Item Name: 
Allowable values: 
1 – 4, 9
This measure of educational attainment for each patient's area of residence is estimated by matching the zip code of the patient recorded at the time of diagnosis against files derived from year 2000 US Census data. This item provides a measure of the number of adults in the patient's zip code who did not graduate from high school, and is categorized as equally proportioned quartiles among all US zip codes.
Registry Coding Instructions: 


Code Definition
1 29% or more
2 20% - 28.9%
3 14%-19.9%
4 Less than 14%
Blank Not Available