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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2016

Education 2012-2016

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
NO_HSD_QUAR_2016
Diagnosis Years Available: 
All
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
1-4
Description: 
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 the 2016 American Community Survey data, spanning years 2012-2016. This item provides a measure of the number of adults age 25 or older 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.

Code Definition
1 17.6% or more
2 10.9% - 17.5%
3 6.3% - 10.8%
4 Less than 6.3%
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