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

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

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

This variable indicates whether a central cancer registry met the U.S. Cancer Statistics publication criteria for all cancer sites combined each year in 2001–2018.

Considerations for Use

  • This variable is used for analysis of combined 2001–2018 data in the NPCR and SEER Incidence – U.S. Cancer Statistics 2001–2018 database. Data from registries that did not meet the U.S. Cancer Statistics publication criteria in any given year were excluded from the database for that year.
  • 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 this variable (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.