INDICES OF DATA QUALITY

1. Tables showing the percentage of cases microscopically verified (MV%), the percentage of cases registered from a death certificate only (DCO%), and the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of the number of deaths from a particular cancer to the number of cases registered during the same period (MI%), by sex, for the following cancer sites or groups:
 
All sites but non-melanoma skin cancer (C00-96/C44)
Oral cavity and pharynx (C00-14)
Digestive organs
Oesophagus (C15)
Stomach (C16)
Large bowel (C18-21)
Liver (C22)
Pancreas (C25)
Respiratory and other intrathoracic organs
Larynx (C32)
Trachea, bronchus and lung (C33-34)
Melanoma of skin (C43)
Breast (C50)
Female genital organs
Cervix uteri (C53)
Corpus, uterus unspecified (C54-55)
Ovary (C56)
Male genital organs
Prostate (C61)
Testis (C62)
Urinary organs
Kidney etc. (C64-66, C68)
Bladder (C67)
Brain, central nervous system, and thyroid
Brain, central nervous system (C70-72)
Thyroid (C73)
Lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue
Lymphoma (C81-90,C96)
Leukaemia (C91-95)
Key to conventions and symbols used in the tables:
For MV% and DCO%
99 = 99% or more
Blank = DCO not included for this site
0 = cases registered but not microscopically verified/reported on the basis of a death certificate only
- = no cases registered, although data for this site were submitted.
For MI%
Blank = MI not included for this site
0 = cases registered but no deaths
- = no cases and no deaths, although data on both cases and deaths collected for this site.
The * refers to note concerning the data quality which are available on the population page of the registry summary tables.

2. Table of the percentage of other and unspecified site (O&U) and unknown age (Unk), both sexes combined.


All sites (C00-96)
Key to conventions and symbols used in the table:

- (dash) = no cases of unknown age registered.
0.0 = the percentage is greater than 0 but less than 0.05.