Description of graphic titled: Number of Individuals in MHOS (1998-2011), All Ages

This graphic shows several boxes, each representing a certain category of patients in the MHOS file. Boxes that are higher on the chart have lines and arrows pointing from them to boxes that are lower, which are their subcategories. The categories are as follows, with subcategories being represented as nested lists.

Footnotes

* Non-SEER cancer cases in Florida, Texas, and Greater Georgia that have been matched to Medicare, but no cancer data available.

** Cancer status could not be determined for 18 patients. 347 patients with non-malignant tumors and no other malignancies are not considered as cancer patients.

*** 263 patients with non-malignant tumors and no other malignancies are not considered as cancer patients.

**** 13,869 patients answered "yes" they have cancer to the question "Has a doctor ever told you that you had any cancer (other than skin cancer)?" on at least one survey, but are not in the SEER file.

***** "No Cancer Reported" included 3,120 patients who did not answer the question "Has a doctor ever told you that you had any cancer (other than skin cancer)?" on any survey.

****** 2,663 patients completed >=1 survey while residing in a SEER area. 180,486 patients answered "yes" to the Ever Had Any Cancer question, but are not in the SEER file. 59 pts had unknown SEER area for all surveys.

******* "No Cancer Reported" included 12,308 patients who did not answer the question "Has a doctor ever told you that you had any cancer (other than skin cancer)?" on any survey.

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