SEER*Stat Databases: November 2013 Submission

Details of each database available in SEER*Stat are provided to help you understand the differences between databases. We also provide a database dictionary to describe all the variables in the SEER research data with links to additional documentation, when available.

Dictionary of SEER*Stat Variables

This table lists all the variables in the SEER*Stat databases with the following information: field number, NAACCR item number, description and definitions, and category name where it can be found in SEER*Stat.

The dictionary is avalable in two formats: XLS - 96 KB - or PDF - 218 KB (released 4/15/2014)

Rate and Prevalence Sessions

  • Incidence - SEER 9 Regs Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (1973-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • SEER 9 covers approximately 9.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Most years available, but smallest geographic coverage
    • Rates/prevalence proportions are available for white, black, other (AI/AN, API)
    • Contains one record for each of 4,524,099 tumors
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Different years of diagnosis are included for different registries (SEER generally excludes 1973 and 1974 from analyses for consistent (coverage)
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1973+
      • Connecticut - 1973+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1973+
      • Hawaii - 1973+
      • Iowa - 1973+
      • New Mexico - 1973+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1974+
      • Utah - 1973+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1975+
  • Incidence - SEER 13 Regs Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (1992-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • SEER 13 covers approximately 13.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Most years available for expanded race/ethnicity rates/prevalence proportions
    • Rates/prevalence proportions are available by expanded race (white, black, AI/AN, and API) and Hispanic ethnicity (Hispanic and non-Hispanic)
    • Contains one record for each of 3,831,095 tumors
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1992+
      • Connecticut - 1992+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • Hawaii - 1992+
      • Iowa - 1992+
      • New Mexico - 1992+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1992+
      • Utah - 1992+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 1992+
      • Los Angeles - 1992+
      • Alaska Natives - 1992+
      • Rural Georgia - 1992+
  • Incidence - SEER 18 Regs Research Data + Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases, Nov 2013 Sub (2000-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • Largest geographic coverage available - approximately 27.8% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Rates/prevalence proportions are available by expanded race (white, black, AI/AN, and API) and Hispanic ethnicity (Hispanic and non-Hispanic)
    • Includes adjustments for areas impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita

      For rate sessions, July-Dec 2005 Louisiana cases are considered supplemental data and are excluded by default (by the Cases in Research Database checkbox)

      For prevalence sessions, all Louisiana cases are considered supplemental data and are excluded by default (by the Cases in Research Database checkbox)

    • Contains one record for each of 5,094,583 tumors; 5,105,128 records with the Louisiana July-December 2005 cases
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 2000+
      • Connecticut - 2000+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 2000+
      • Hawaii - 2000+
      • Iowa - 2000+
      • New Mexico - 2000+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 2000+
      • Utah - 2000+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 2000+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 2000+
      • Los Angeles - 2000+
      • Alaska Natives - 2000+
      • Rural Georgia - 2000+
      • California excluding SF/SJM/LA - 2000+
      • Kentucky - 2000+
      • Louisiana - 2000+
      • New Jersey - 2000+
      • Greater Georgia - 2000+
  • Incidence-Based Mortality - SEER 9 Regs Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (1973-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • SEER 9 covers approximately 9.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Available only in rate session
    • Used for very specialized analyses, for details refer to Incidence-Based MortalityExternal Web Site Policy
    • Rates/prevalence proportions are available for white, black, other (AI/AN, API)
    • Contains one record for each of 2,841,939 tumors from 2,465,105 individuals. Only patients who have died by the study cut-off date are included in this database.
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Different years of diagnosis are included for different registries (SEER generally excludes 1973 and 1974 from analyses for consistent coverage):
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1973+
      • Connecticut - 1973+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1973+
      • Hawaii - 1973+
      • Iowa - 1973+
      • New Mexico - 1973+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1974+
      • Utah - 1973+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1975+
  • Incidence-Based Mortality - SEER 13 Regs Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (1992-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • SEER 13 covers approximately 13.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Available only in rate session
    • Used for very specialized analyses, for details refer to Incidence-Based MortalityExternal Web Site Policy
    • Rates/prevalence proportions are available by expanded race (white, black, AI/AN, and API) and Hispanic ethnicity (Hispanic and non-Hispanic)
    • Contains one record for each of 1,918,680 tumors from 1,689,567 individuals. Only patients who have died by the study cut-off date are included in this database.
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1992+
      • Connecticut - 1992+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • Hawaii - 1992+
      • Iowa - 1992+
      • New Mexico - 1992+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1992+
      • Utah - 1992+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 1992+
      • Los Angeles - 1992+
      • Alaska Natives - 1992+
      • Rural Georgia - 1992+
  • Incidence-Based Mortality - SEER 18 Regs (Excl Louisiana) Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (2000-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>>
    • Largest geographic coverage available - approximately 26.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Available only in rate session
    • Used for very specialized analyses, for details refer to Incidence-Based MortalityExternal Web Site Policy
    • Rates/prevalence proportions are available by expanded race (white, black, AI/AN, and API) and Hispanic ethnicity (Hispanic and non-Hispanic)
    • All cases from Louisiana are excluded from this database. The low case counts for July - December 2005 due to the impact by hurricanes Katrina and Rita impact the incidence-based mortality rates for future years.
    • Contains one record for each of 1,985,350 tumors from 1,795,644 individuals. Only patients who have died by the study cut-off date are included in this database.
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 2000+
      • Connecticut - 2000+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 2000+
      • Hawaii - 2000+
      • Iowa - 2000+
      • New Mexico - 2000+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 2000+
      • Utah - 2000+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 2000+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 2000+
      • Los Angeles - 2000+
      • Alaska Natives - 2000+
      • Rural Georgia - 2000+
      • California excluding SF/SJM/LA - 2000+
      • Kentucky - 2000+
      • New Jersey - 2000+
      • Greater Georgia - 2000+

Survival, Case Listing, and Frequency Sessions

  • Incidence - SEER 18 Regs Research Data + Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases, Nov 2013 Sub (1973-2011 varying)
    • Covers approximately 27.8% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Includes all available incidence research data
    • Contains one record for each 8,198,372 tumors; and 8,208,917 tumors with the Louisiana July-December 2005 cases
    • Different years of diagnosis are included for different registries
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1973+
      • Connecticut - 1973+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1973+
      • Hawaii - 1973+
      • Iowa - 1973+
      • New Mexico - 1973+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1974+
      • Utah - 1973+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1975+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 1992+
      • Los Angeles - 1992+
      • Alaska Natives - 1992+
      • Rural Georgia - 1992+
      • California excluding SF/SJM/LA - 2000+
      • Kentucky - 2000+
      • Louisiana - 2000+
      • New Jersey - 2000+
      • Greater Georgia - 2000+

Delay Adjustment Databases

Rate and Frequency Sessions

  • Incidence - SEER 9 Regs Research Data (with SEER Delay Factors), Nov 2013 Sub (1973-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • Allows the calculation of delay-adjusted statisticsExternal Web Site Policy for all sites combined and several individual cancer sites
    • SEER 9 covers approximately 9.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Most years available, but smallest geographic coverage
    • Rates are available for white, black, other (AI/AN, API)
    • Delay-adjusted rates are available for all races combined, white, black
    • Contains one record for each of 4,524,099 tumors
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Different years of diagnosis are included for different registries (SEER generally excludes 1973 and 1974 from analyses for consistent (coverage)
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1973+
      • Connecticut - 1973+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1973+
      • Hawaii - 1973+
      • Iowa - 1973+
      • New Mexico - 1973+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1974+
      • Utah - 1973+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1975+
  • Incidence - SEER 13 Regs Research Data (with SEER Delay Factors), Nov 2013 Sub (1992-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • Allows the calculation of delay-adjusted statisticsExternal Web Site Policy for all sites combined and several individual cancer sites
    • SEER 13 covers approximately 13.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Largest geographic coverage for delay-adjusted statistics
    • Rates are available by expanded race (white, black, AI/AN, and API) and Hispanic ethnicity (Hispanic and non-Hispanic)
    • Delay-adjusted rates are available for all races combined, white, black
    • Contains one record for each of 3,831,095 tumors
    • Two age variables are available: 19 age groups (< 1 year, 1-4 years, 5-9 years, ..., 85+ years) and single ages with 85+
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1992+
      • Connecticut - 1992+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • Hawaii - 1992+
      • Iowa - 1992+
      • New Mexico - 1992+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1992+
      • Utah - 1992+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 1992+
      • Los Angeles - 1992+
      • Alaska Natives - 1992+
      • Rural Georgia - 1992+

Case Listing Sessions

MP-SIR Sessions

  • Incidence - SEER 9 Regs Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (1973-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • Covers approximately 9.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Most years available, but smallest geographic coverage
    • Associated referent rates are available for white, black, other (AI/AN, API)
    • Contains one record for each of 4,355,215 tumors
    • Different years of diagnosis are included for different registries (SEER generally excludes 1973 and 1974 from analyses for consistent coverage):
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1973+
      • Connecticut - 1973+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1973+
      • Hawaii - 1973+
      • Iowa - 1973+
      • New Mexico - 1973+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1974+
      • Utah - 1973+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1975+
  • Incidence - SEER 13 Regs Research Data, Nov 2013 Sub (1992-2011) <Katrina/Rita Population Adjustment>
    • Covers approximately 13.4% of the US population (based on 2010 census)
    • Most geographic coverage available
    • Associated referent rates are available by expanded race (white, black, AI/AN, and API) and Hispanic ethnicity (Hispanic and non-Hispanic)
    • Contains one record for each of 3,605,458 tumors
    • Geographic areas (registries) and years covered:
      • San Francisco-Oakland SMSA - 1992+
      • Connecticut - 1992+
      • Detroit (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • Hawaii - 1992+
      • Iowa - 1992+
      • New Mexico - 1992+
      • Seattle (Puget Sound) - 1992+
      • Utah - 1992+
      • Atlanta (Metropolitan) - 1992+
      • San Jose-Monterey - 1992+
      • Los Angeles - 1992+
      • Alaska Natives - 1992+
      • Rural Georgia - 1992+