Questions and Answers
I am having trouble using SEER*Stat. Where can I get help?
Are county-level data available?
Due to data-sharing agreements with some of the states providing data for this database, county-level data are not available in the public use database. County-level data are available to researchers in the U.S. Cancer Statistics Restricted Access Database, which is hosted at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center.
Are single years of age available?
Single-year age data are not available in the public use database. Single-year age data are available to researchers in the U.S. Cancer Statistics Restricted Access Database.
How do I obtain mortality data?
When you submit a NCI SEER Data Use Agreement form, you are given access to CDC’s National Health Statistics’ U.S. Mortality data files in SEER*Stat. Please refer to SEER’s U.S. Mortality Data website for information on how to use these data. Mortality data are also available in the U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool and CDC WONDER.
Can I link this database to other data sources?
The U.S. Cancer Statistics Research Data Agreement[PDF-373KB] prohibits analysts from linking this database with any other database without CDC’s written approval. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to link the data.
Is a SAS or ASCII dataset available?
No. The data can be analyzed only within the SEER*Stat software.
Is case listing available? Can I download the data?
Due to data-sharing agreements with some of the states providing data for this database, case listing is not available in the SEER*Stat software, and case-level data cannot be accessed or downloaded.