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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2016

Summary of 2016 PUF User File Changes as of 11/30/2018

Summary of 2016 PUF User File Changes as of 11/30/2018

The following changes have been made to the 2016 PUF.

Diagnosis Years

An additional diagnosis year of data was added and follow-up
was updated on all prior cases.PUF data
files now include patients diagnosed between 2004 and 2016.

New Variables in 2016 PUF

Variable Name:NO_HSD_QUAR_2016

Data from the 2016 American Community Survey for 2012-2016
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percentage of adults ages 25 and over in the patient’s zip
code who did
not graduate from high school The
variable is categorized as equally proportioned quartiles among all U.S. zip
codes.

Variable Name:MED_INC_QUAR_2016

Data from the 2016 American Community Survey for 2012-2016
was matched to the patient’s zip code of residence.Median income is categorized as quartiles
based on equally proportioned income ranges among all U.S. zip codes.

Variable Name: METS_AT_DX_BONE (replaces CS_METS_DX _BONE)

Variable Name: METS_AT_DX_BRAIN
replaces CS_METS_DX_BRAIN)

Variable Name: METS_AT_DX_ class=GramE>LIVER (replaces
CS_METS_DX_LIVER)

Variable Name: METS_AT_DX_ class=GramE>LUNG (replaces
CS_METS_DX_LUNG)

Variable Name:METS_AT_DX_DISTANT_LN

This data item identifies whether distant lymph node(s) are
an involved metastatic site.This item
was added as a FORDs item in 2016.

Variable Name: METS_AT_DX_OTHER

This data item identifies whether other metastatic
involvement, other than bone, brain, liver, lung or distant lymph nodes
exists.This was added as a FORDs item
in 2016.

Variable Name: MEDICAID_EXPN_CODE

This variable was added in 2016.States are grouped according to their
Medicaid expansion status enrollment. This
information is suppressed for patients ages 0-39.


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Revised Variables

Variable Name: TUMOR_SIZE_SUMMARY_2016

Tumor Size Summary is a new variable in 2016 that replaced
the Collaborative Stage (CS) Size of Tumor variable.The codes for this variable are slightly
different than those used in the CS Size of Tumor variable.For 2004-2015 diagnosis years, the CS Size of
Tumor variable should be used. For 2016
and later, the Tumor Size Summary variable should be used.

Discontinued Variables

The following Collaborative Stage (CS) variables were
discontinued in 2016.Data from
2004-2015 will be retained:

CS_METS_AT_DX

CS_EXTENSION

CS_TUMOR_SIZEEXT_EVAL

CS_METS_EVAL

CS_METS_DX_BONE (replaced by METS_AT_DX_BONE)

CS_METS_DX_BRAIN (replaced by METS_AT_DX_BRAIN)

CS_METS_DX_LIVER (replaced by METS_AT_DX_LIVER)

CS_METS_DX_LUNG (replaced by METS_AT_DX_LUNG)

CS_VERSION_LATEST

CS_TUMOR_SIZE

PUF variable updates:

Variable Name: PUF Vital Status (PUF_VITAL_STATUS)

This item is now available for cases diagnosed through 2015.

 

Variable Name: Last Contact or Death, Months from class=SpellE>Dx (DX_LASTCONTACT_DEATH_MONTHS)

This item is now available for cases diagnosed through 2015

 

Variable Name:Ninety Day Mortality (PUF_90_DAY_MORT_CD)

This item is now available for cases diagnosed through 2015

 

Variable Name: Thirty Day Mortality (PUF_30_DAY_MORT_CD)

This item is now available for cases diagnosed through 2015.