En 1997, la NAACCR
introdujo un programa anual de revision independiente de los datos de sus registros emitiendo una certificacion que tiene validez anual.
provides annual certification for registries that have met specific criteria.
As a result of the increased intensity in the field of cluster statistics, more than 100 analytic methods are currently available (NAACCR
Strategic Management Plan: 2011-2016" [accessed on January 8, 2011].
We chose poverty as the measure of area-based socioeconomic status because of the extensive literature using this measure  and because it was the sole SES variable available as part of the NAACCR
Cancer in North America (CINA) dataset.
These three registries are members of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR
), and the Connecticut and New Jersey registries have participated in the SEER program since 1973 and 2001, respectively.
Expert Panel in Hispanic Identification (2003) Report of the NAACCR
Expert Panel on Hispanic Identification.
The PRCCR uses the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Pro gram and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR
) standards for coding cancer data.
Data Standards for Cancer Registries" [accessed on May 1, 2012].
Our independent variable of interest was race/ethnicity, defined based on the medical record information with Hispanic ethnicity information supplemented with information on birthplace and Hispanic surname (NAACCR
Latino Research Group 2005) and categorized as non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, or Hispanic.
The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS), the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program and the North America Association of Central Cancer Registry (NAACCR
) are among the most important sources of information available in the USA (3).