1998c, p. 36). In response to these recommendations, the SEER program was expanded in 1992 to include the county of Los Angeles and the San Jose-Monterey area of California to further increase representation of Hispanics and other ethnic groups of interest. This resulted in a 46 percent increase in the overall, population covered by the SEER program, and increases of 41 percent for African Americans and 223 percent for Hispanics. The relative increases for other groups were also substantial. The current coverage areas of the 11 SEER program contractors are shown in Table 2-4.

In 1997, the NCI Cancer Control Review Group also recommended that SEER program coverage "be expanded to include several populations not adequately represented: Appalachia; the rural south (with emphasis

TABLE 2-4 Areas Covered by the 11 SEER Program Contractors

Registry Location

Year of Entry

First Full Year of Data

Coverage Area

Utah

1973

1973

Entire state

Connecticut

1973

1973

Entire state

Iowa

1973

1973

Entire state

New Mexico

1973

1973

Entire state

Hawaii

1973

1973

Entire state

Detroit, Michigan

1973

1973

Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties

San Francisco-Oakland, California

1973

1973

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties

Seattle, Washington

1974

1975

Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties

Atlanta, Georgia

1974

1975

Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnet counties

Rural Georgia

1978

1979

Glasock, Greene Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Morgan, Putnam, Taliaferro, Warren, and Washington counties

San Jose-Monterey, California

1992

1993

Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties

Los Angeles, California

1992

1993

Los Angeles County

 

SOURCE: Miller et al., (1996).



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