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SEER Data, 1973-2005
(Including July-December 2005 Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases)

The SEER limited-use data include SEER incidence and population data associated by age, sex, race, year of diagnosis, and geographic areas (including SEER registry and county). A signed Limited-Use Data Agreement is required to access these data. Use of these data for publication purposes should contain a citation which includes submission and release dates. See Citations for SEER Data and SEER*Stat Software for specific suggestions regarding the citation format.

Documentation for the SEER Limited-Use Data

SEER 9 Registries Database

The SEER 9 registries are Atlanta, Connecticut, Detroit, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, San Francisco-Oakland, Seattle-Puget Sound, and Utah. In this data set, cases diagnosed from 1973 through 2005 are available for all registries except Seattle-Puget Sound (1974+) and Atlanta (1975+). The database contains one record for each of 3,553,244 tumors. Cases are associated with the population data using three racial groups: White, Black, and Other. The Other race category used in the SEER 9 Registry database consists of American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander combined.

SEER 13 Registries Database

This database contains data from the SEER 9 registries (listed above), plus Los Angeles, San Jose-Monterey, Rural Georgia, and the Alaska Native Tumor Registry. In population-linked versions of these data, cases diagnosed from 1992 through 2005 are available, one record for each of 2,525,979 tumors. Cases are associated with the population data using four racial groups: White, Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific Islander.

SEER 17 Registries Database

This database contains data from the SEER 13, plus the Greater California, Kentucky, Louisiana, and New Jersey. This dataset includes cases from 2000-2005, but because of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on Louisiana's population for the July - December 2005 time period, Louisiana cases diagnosed for that six-month time period have been excluded from the limited-use database. This database contains one record for each of 2,206,294 tumors. Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases (cases diagnosed from July-December 2005) are provided with the data, but they are considered supplemental data. The limited-use database plus the Louisiana July-December 2005 cases contain 2,216,602 tumor records. See Adjustments for Areas Impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita for more information.

In SEER*Stat sessions that do not require population data (e.g., frequencies, survival, case listing), all public data for SEER registries are included in one database (SEER 17 Registry 1973-2005 with varying years of diagnosis per registry). This database includes 5,306,606 tumors diagnosed from 1973-2005, and 5,316,914 tumors diagnosed from 1973-2005 including the Hurricane Katrina Impacted Louisiana Cases.

See Number of SEER Participants by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity for the percentage of the U.S. population covered by each registry combination.