With every new release of the PUF, a summary of changes from the previous version of the PUF is compiled. This information is especially useful for those who have previously received a PUF, as item definitions and availability, along with other documentation, may change with a new release.
- Summary of 2013 PUF User File Changes as of 1/5/2016
- Summary of 2012 PUF User File Changes as of 12/1/2014
- Summary of 2011 PUF User File Changes as of 01/21/2014
- Summary of 2011 PUF User File Changes as of 11/05/2013
Below are links to archived versions of previous PUF data dictionaries. If you are analyzing data from the 2011 or 2012 PUFs, please refer to these links, particularly the item definitions, diagnosis years available, and SAS, SPSS, and STATA syntax, as those may have undergone changes for the 2013 PUF that are not relevant to your version of the PUF.
If you have any questions, please contact PUF staff at NCDB_PUF@facs.org.