Description of graphic titled: Number of Individuals in MHOS (1998-2014), 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

1Non-SEER cancer cases in Florida, Texas, and New York that have been matched to Medicare, but no cancer data available.

2Cancer status could not be determined for 82 patients. 843 patients with non-malignant tumors and no other malignancies are not considered as cancer patients.

3Patients with non-malignant tumors and no other malignancies are not considered as cancer patients (n=694).

4Includes 18,147 patients that 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.

5“No Cancer Reported” includes 4,162 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.

6Includes 4,095 patients that completed >=1 survey while residing in a SEER area, and 57 patients with unknown SEER area for all surveys. Also includes 247,006 patients that answered "yes" to the Ever Had Any Cancer question, but are not in the SEER file.

7“No Cancer Reported” includes 16,723 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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