Sex

Source of standard: North American Association of Central Cancer Registriesexternal icon

Source item name: Sex

Source item number: 220external icon

This variable indicates the sex of the patient.

Considerations for Use

  • To get the correct population denominator, “female” must be selected when analyzing female-specific cancers (such as ovarian cancer or female breast cancer) and “male” for male-specific cancers (such as prostate cancer).
  • Due to small case counts and the lack of an associated population file, cases for sex other than male or female are excluded from this database.