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Scientific Data Documentation
Population File, 1969-1984
DSN: CC36.SEER.POP6984


ABSTRACT

 Description of File

      This population file was constructed at the National Cancer Institute
      (NCI) for the analysis of SEER and other databases. It contains
      population data for a specified set of years and geographic areas.
      The source of these populations may be the actual counts provided by
      the U.S. Census Bureau for one of the decennial census years, 1970 or
      1980; estimates for intracensal years or special racial groups
      provided by the U. S. Census Bureau; or estimates computed by NCI.

      NCI receives population estimates by age, sex, calendar year, county
      and race of either white or non-white from the U. S. Census Bureau
      from time to time. When this population file was put together, NCI had
      only received estimates through 1982 from the Census Bureau. Thus
      estimates for 1983 and 1984 were generated by means of a straight line
      regression over the preceeding five years of Census Bureau estimates
      at the age, sex, race, and county level.

      In both Hawaii and New Mexico, NCI took advantage of some special data
      to help allocate the estimates by race. In Hawaii, there is some
      concern about counting the Hawaiians and part-Hawaiians correctly.
      Local data, in particular a modification of the Health Interview
      Survey, was used to help determine the racial distribution while
      controlling to Census totals. The major effect of this method was to
      remove a number of people from the "White" category and place them
      into the "Hawaiian" category. In New Mexico, there was a similar
      problem but the trade-off was between "White" and "Hispanic".

      The population estimates beyond 1980 are not fixed but will continue
      to be updated as new estimates are obtained from the Census Bureau. In
      fact, since the construction of this file, NCI has received population
      estimates from the Census Bureau for 1980, 1982, and 1984. The receipt
      of these files and some other data have caused NCI to recompute the
      entire population file and to regenerate the estimates into 1985.
      There are some differences between the latest file and this file.

      Questions regarding data content should be directed to John W. Horm,
      NCI-SORB, Blair Bldg. Room 532, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md.,
      20892-4200.  Phone: (301) 427-8829.

      For a comparison of these racial estimates for the years 1980-1984
      with  other postcensal population estimates by race (DSN=CC36.INTERCEN.
      Y8086R), please see the section on Comparison of Postcensal Population
      Estimates.

      Data Source

              John W. Horm, National Cancer Institute
              Bethesda, Maryland

      Last Update

              13 November 1987
RACE/ETHNICITY DATA

      The availability of race/ethnic data available vary
      considerably; hence these estimates are more reliable in
      some areas than in others. NCI recommends that the
      Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino data be used only for San
      Francisco and Hawaii; that the Hawaiian data be used only
      for Hawaii; and that the Hispanic and American Indian data
      be used only in New Mexico.

      The following table summarizes which races are available
      for each geographic area.

                                          Race
       Geographic Area        10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 30 50
      San Francisco-Oakland         X  X  X  X  X     X  X  X
      Connecticut                   X                 X  X  X
      Metropolitan Detroit          X  X  X  X        X  X  X
      Hawaii                        X     X  X  X  X  X  X  X
      Iowa                          X  X  X  X        X  X  X
      New Mexico              X  X  X  X              X  X  X
      Seattle (Puget Sound)         X                 X  X  X
      Utah                          X                 X  X  X
      Metropolitan Atlanta          X  X  X  X        X  X  X
      Puerto Rico                X                    X     X
      New Jersey                    X                 X  X  X
      Rural Georgia                 X                 X  X  X
      United States                 X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X

                    where the races are defined as -

                    10  White, not of Span Orig
                    11  White, of Span Orig
                    12  Total Blacks
                    13  Amer Indian, Aleut, Esk.
                    14  Chinese
                    15  Japanese
                    16  Filipinos
                    17  Hawaiians
                    20  Total Whites
                    30  Total Nonwhites
                    50  Total All Races
STANDARD POPULATIONS

      Besides containing population estimates for 12 SEER Registries,
      the original data file also contained 6 standard populations - five
      for the United States for the decennial years 1940 through 1980; and
      one for the world. They are as follows -

                                 United States                   World
        Ages      1940     1950     1960     1970     1980
        (0-4)    80,000  107,258  113,320   84,416   72,159      120,000
        (5-9)    81,000   87,591  104,235   98,204   73,716      100,000
       (10-14)   89,000   73,785   93,538  102,304   80,532       90,000
       (15-19)   94,000   70,450   73,717   93,845   93,427       90,000
       (20-24)   88,000   76,191   60,231   80,561   94,093       80,000
       (25-29)   84,000   81,237   60,612   66,320   86,169       80,000
       (30-34)   78,000   76,425   66,635   56,249   77,517       60,000
       (35-39)   72,000   74,629   69,601   54,656   61,645       60,000
       (40-44)   67,000   67,712   64,689   58,958   51,514       60,000
       (45-49)   63,000   60,190   60,670   59,622   48,955       60,000
       (50-54)   55,000   54,893   53,568   54,643   51,694       50,000
       (55-59)   44,000   48,011   47,009   49,077   51,275       40,000
       (60-64)   36,000   40,210   39,830   42,403   44,529       40,000
       (65-69)   29,000   33,199   34,897   34,406   38,767       30,000
       (70-74)   19,000   22,641   26,427   26,789   30,007       20,000
       (75-79)   11,000   14,725   17,028   18,871   21,159       10,000
       (80-84)    6,000    7,025    8,811   11,241   12,954        5,000
       ( 85+ )    3,000    3,828    5,182    7,435    9,888        5,000

        Total   1000,000 1000,000 1000,000 1000,000 1000,000     1000,000
COMPARISON OF POSTCENSAL POPULATION ESTIMATES

      Although this data base contains more racial detail than is generally
      available for non-censal years, the estimates for total population,
      whites and blacks can be compared with the postcensal population
      estimates developed by Richard Irwin for the years 1980-1986 and
      available in the CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086 File. The documentation on
      methodology available with this database is contained in the first
      three paragraphs in the section File Description. The methodology for
      CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086 is covered in that data dictionary under the
      section Demo Detail Methodology.

      The following table compares the population estimates for the total
      population, whites, and blacks from this data base (CC36.SEER.POP6984)
      with those from CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086 for Seer Registries for the years
      1980 and 1984. The table shows the population figures for each year as
      well as the ratio of the estimate from CC36.SEER.POP6984 to the
      estimate from CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086. Although the two estimates are
      never identical, they are usually similar.

                    Seer Registry -      Total Pop     Whites    Blacks

                    San Francisco-
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      3,257,702   2,504,746   398,543
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    3,266,981   2,509,043   395,988
                 *RATIO                      99.72       99.83    100.65
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      3,373,252   2,510,468   426,669
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    3,430,873   2,540,759   423,443
                 *RATIO                      98.32       98.81    100.76

                     Connecticut -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      3,108,800   2,866,292   223,305
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    3,110,106   2,861,888   221,809
                 *RATIO                      99.96      100.15    100.67
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      3,159,770   2,884,705   244,146
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    3,154,753   2,876,999   241,289
                 *RATIO                     100.16      100.27    101.18

                    Detroit -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      4,039,374   3,102,079   894,667
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    4,033,503   3,098,984   886,359
                 *RATIO                     100.15      100.10    100.94
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      3,880,427   2,890,753   937,364
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    3,879,518   2,933,286   892,043
                 *RATIO                     100.02       98.55    105.08

                    Hawaii -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984        969,077     281,460    16,384
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086      978,960     349,847    18,068
                 *RATIO                      98.99       80.45     90.68
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,037,225     287,402    20,608
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,037,205     375,534    17,556
                 *RATIO                     100.00       76.53    117.38


                    Iowa -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      2,915,561   2,853,553    42,182
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    2,913,429   2,851,388    41,854
                 *RATIO                     100.07      100.08    100.78
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      2,910,394   2,839,396    45,114
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    2,903,287   2,832,864    43,850
                 *RATIO                     100.24      100.23    102.88

                    New Mexico
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,307,273   1,167,706    24,464
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,310,412   1,168,501    24,546
                 *RATIO                      99.76       99.93     99.67
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,419,477   1,264,158    26,283
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,425,829   1,256,044    28,098
                 *RATIO                      99.55      100.65     93.54

                    Seattle -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      2,769,406   2,540,360    95,596
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    2,770,391   2,539,696    94,430
                 *RATIO                      99.96      100.03    101.23
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      3,029,483   2,749,279   109,875
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    2,916,697   2,633,834   106,127
                 *RATIO                     103.87      104.38    103.53

                    Utah -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,473,083   1,424,591     9,474
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,473,167   1,424,044     9,417
                 *RATIO                      99.99      100.04    100.61
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,667,262   1,608,286    10,505
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,623,379   1,560,367    10,953
                 *RATIO                     102.70      103.07     95.91

                    Atlanta -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,694,781   1,214,339   468,072
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,698,395   1,218,750   465,270
                 *RATIO                      99.79       99.64    100.60
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      1,831,221   1,277,927   539,769
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    1,862,555   1,324,221   517,343
                 *RATIO                      98.32       96.50    104.33

                    New Jersey -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      7,365,454   6,309,090   942,813
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    7,373,604   6,315,946   937,609
                 *RATIO                      99.89       99.89    100.56
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984      7,429,984   6,259,106 1,019,065
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086    7,516,709   6,349,299 1,002,815
                 *RATIO                      98.85       98.58    101.62

                    rural Georgia -
         1980 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984         98,677      47,727    50,822
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086       98,790      47,651    50,975
                 *RATIO                      99.89      100.16     99.70
         1984 -   CC36.SEER.POP6984        101,209      49,201    51,801
                  CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086      101,118      48,234    52,725
                 *RATIO                     100.09      102.00     98.25

 * CC36.SEER.POP6984/CC36.INTERCEN.Y8086
RECORD LAYOUT

      This file contains 2566 records. The record layout is
      as follows:

      Columns      Description
      -------      ----------------------------------------------------------
      1-2          Year (69 through 89 and 0 which equals stand-
                   ard population years)

      3-4          Race
                   0  = Standard population year (valid 69 - 84 only)
                   10 = Whites not of Spanish origin
                   11 = Whites of Spanish origin
                   12 = Blacks
                   13 = American Indians, Aleuts, Eskimos
                   14 = Chinese
                   15 = Japanese
                   16 = Filipinos
                   17 = Hawaiians
                   18 = Other (valid 69 - 84 only)
                   19 = Unknown (valid 69 - 84 only)
                   20 = Total whites
                   30 = Total non-whites
                   50 = Total all persons
                   25 and 60 = Undefined codes (valid 69 - 84 only)

      5-6          Region/SEER Registry
                   00 = Not Applicable
                   01 = California  -San Francisco- 5 counties
                   02 = Connecticut -entire state-  8 counties
                   20 = Michigan    -Detroit-       3 counties
                   21 = Hawaii      -entire state-  4 counties
                   22 = Iowa        -entire state- 99 counties
                   23 = New Mexico  -entire state- 32 counties
                   25 = Washington  -Seattle-      13 counties
                   26 = Utah        -entire state- 29 counties
                   27 = Georgia     -Atlanta-       5 counties
                   28 = Puerto Rico -entire terr-  76 counties
                   34 = New Jersey  -entire state- 21 counties
                   37 = Georgia     -rural-        10 counties
                   98 = US (Years 1969-1989)
                   99 = Standard Population Years (69 - 84 only)

      7-8          State name

      9-22         Not used for 1969 - 1984 data

                   For 1985 - 1989, it is as follows:

                   9 - 12 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)

                   13 - 15 County - using 3 digit FIPS codes

                   16 - 21 Census Tract
                            0 = not applicable
                      9999V99 = the four digit basic tract code which may be
                                followed by a two digit suffix code where V
                                is an assumed decimal point.

                                If no suffix is present, two spaces are used.
                                For example, a census tract consisting of only
                                a 4 digit basic code and would appear as
                                0001bb (where b is a space). A census tract
                                consisting of the basic code and a suffix
                                would appear as 000101.

                   22       Month of Census
                             4 = April - the decennial censuses of 1970, 1980
                                 and 1990 were completed during April.

                             7 = Intracensal estimates were computed for
                                  July 1 of the year

      23           Sex
                   0 = Standard population year (valid 69-84 only)
                   1 = Male
                   2 = Female


      24           Not used

      25-26        Standard Population Years
                space = not applicable
                   WR = World
                   40 = 1940
                   50 = 1950
                   60 = 1960
                   70 = 1970
                   80 = 1980

      27-28        Not used, except for 1989 data - in 1989 28 contains the
                    suppression indicator:
                       0 = no suppression
                       1 = all populations suppressed (all cells contain zero)
                       2 = populations originally suppressed-derived from
                            existing populations for county.

      29-37        Population 0-4

      38-46        Population 5-9

      47-55        Population 10-14

      56-64        Population 15-19

      65-73        Population 20-24

      74-82        Population 25-29

      83-91        Population 30-34

      92-100       Population 35-39

      101-109      Population 40-44

      110-118      Population 45-49

      119-127      Population 50-54

      128-136      Population 55-59

      137-145      Population 60-64

      146-154      Population 65-69

      155-163      Population 70-74

      164-172      Population 75-79

      173-181      Population 80-84

      182-190      Population 85+

      191-200      Total Population


   The 5 counties in California are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
   San Francisco, and San Mateo.

   The 3 counties in Michigan are Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne.

   The 13 counties in Washington are Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island,
   Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish,
   Thurston, and Whatcom.

   The 5 counties around Atlanta are Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton
   and Gwinnett.

   The 10 counties in rural Georgia are Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper,
   Jefferson, Morgan, Putnam, Taliaferro, Warren, and Washington.

   Please refer to the table that summarizes which races are available
   for each geographic area(Race/Ethnicity Data section) when looking
   at race-specific data.




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