Call for data

Population file

CONTENTS OF THE FILE
Ideally, population figures for the registration area for each calendar year under study should show the mid-year population in each combination of the following categories:
  • calendar year of the registration period,

  • sex,

  • individual year of age (0, 1, 2,...19),

  • ethnic group (optional),

  • region (optional).

FILE FORMAT
The file should be prepared as a simple text file (fixed format or comma-separated) or as a spreadsheet table with one record per line. A separate file should be provided for each ethnic group and each region. It is not necessary to submit the population data for ages 15-19 for the regions covered by the paediatric cancer registries recording only the cases up to the age of 15 years.

The names of variables in the file should be provided in the top row.

The following is the suggested format for the population file:

 Year  Sex  Age  Population
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y1
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Y2
Etc...
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
 
0
1
...
14
...
19
0
1
...
14
...
19
0
1
...
14
...
19
0
1
 
p1,1,00
p1,1,01
p1,1,...
p1,1,14
p1,1,...
p1,1,19
p1,2,00
p1,2,01
p1,2,...
p1,2,14
p1,2,...
p1,2,19
p2,1,00
p2,1,01
p2,1,...
p2,1,14
p2,1,...
p2,1,19
p2,2,00
p2,2,01
 

SUBMISSION
The population file should be submitted through the Registries Portal at https://cinportal.iarc.fr according to the instructions on the portal. To access the portal, each potential participant has received the relevant credentials. If this is not the case, please contact us.