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Term: Location of Residence (Postal Code) Agreement

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Last Updated: 2016-01-21


This statistical method investigates the level of agreement between the patient's postal code provided in the Manitoba Cancer Registry data compared to the patient's postal code reported in the Manitoba Health Insurance Registry and in the Hospital Abstracts data for the period 1984–2011. Postal codes in the Cancer Registry and Health Insurance Registry are obtained for the date of cancer diagnosis. Postal codes in the hospital abstracts data are obtained within 90 days before and 90 days after the date of cancer diagnosis. Kappa statistics are used to assess the degree of agreement. For patients with multiple cancer sites, only the first diagnosis site is kept in the analysis.

For more information on the methods and results of this analysis, please read the Location of Residence (Postal Code) Agreement in Administrative Data concept.

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  • Lix L, Smith M, Pitz M, Ahmed R, Quon H, Griffith J, Turner D, Hong S, Prior H, Banerjee A, Koseva I, Kulbaba C. Cancer Data Linkage in Manitoba: Expanding the Infrastructure for Research. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2016. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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