LS variable metadata
Variable: CERDETDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Type of Medical Certificate presented (1997 onwards).
Full description: This field is present from April 1997 onwards and provides information as to the type of medical certification used to record the death details. See also DUR1DE
Coding notes: April 1997 onwards:
1= Doctor's medical certificate
2= Coroner's Post Mortem
3= Coroner's Inquest
4= Uncertified
5= MED A21 old-style medical certificate
6= MED A21 new-style medical certificate
7= MEDB1 under 28 days.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19970400)

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Source: The code held is as supplied by the Registration Service Software (RSS) field (DUR-5) only. This field not present on data supplied via the BAD system.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19970401  
Keyword: Mortality
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Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1