USCS standard

Source of standard: CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries

Source item name: Derived from Addr at DX–State and U.S. Cancer Statistics publication criteria

Source item number: Derived from NAACCR’s 80external icon

This variable indicates a central cancer registry meet the U.S. Cancer Statistics publication criteria for a single year of analysis.

Considerations for Use

  • This variable allows the selection of only cancer registries with data that meet the U.S. Cancer Statistics publication criteria for an individual diagnosis year. The year of diagnosis should also be specified in the SEER*Stat Selection tab.
  • If you are conducting a multiyear analysis and want to restrict the analysis to the registries that met publication criteria for each of those years (for example, a trend analysis), we recommend using the predefined variables USCS1418 (includes diagnosis years 2014–2018), USCS0918 (includes diagnosis years 2009–2018), or USCS0118 (includes diagnosis years 2001–2018).
  • If you would like to analyze a range of years other than those predefined variables, please contact CDC at and we will create a new variable for you that can be imported into SEER*Stat.