LS variable metadata
Variable: AVDMTACC
Table: CANC
Short description: Month of first cancer (Anniversary month for any cancer).
Full description: Month of date when card raised at registry either when cancer first diagnosed, patient first treated or patient first attended hospital. Mandatory from 1993.
Coding notes: 01 - 12 = January - December, Spaces
Units of measurement:  
Source: Cancer registration data collected by ONS through the National Cancer Registration Scheme. Data captured from characters 1-2 of DOANNMD on the CANREG file.
Former name of variable: AVDAMTACC
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Diagnosis
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 344 (shows cancer registration abstract), page 25, pp. 97-98, pp. 104-105 (comparability of data), page 125 and pp. 138-141 (data quality).