LS variable metadata
Variable: AGDC3DDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Age at death (years) of LS member.
Full description: Age in completed years.
Coding notes: 1971-1972:
000 - 110
1973 onwards:
000 - 120

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-3Missing/corrupt
-9Noy known

Notes: Variable reoccurs in character position 1105 (mnemonic changed from AGDC3DDE to FILLERDE for computer users of the MRC datastream) The ages at death in a small number of records (e g 0.3% of females TRACIND 4, 10, 13 on MRC92B data stream) are incorrect Jan Barton has informed me that this variable is taken directly from the Deaths Primary file. We agreed the cause is probably transcription errors.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Questions 1 and 5.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Age
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and pp. 96-97 (general details), pp. 101-104 (comparability of data), page 108 and pp. 117-121 (data quality).