LS variable metadata
Variable: CERTCDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Certification of death of LS member.
Full description: See also CERTYPDE.
Coding notes: 1971-1992:
1= Doctor, no examination
2= Doctor, post mortem
3= Doctor, other examination
4= Doctor, operation
5= Coroner, inquest and post mortem
6= Coroner, inquest, no post mortem
7= Coroner, post mortem, no inquest
8= Uncertified
Code 4 applies between 1971 and 1989, not used 1990 onwards
1993 onwards:
1 = Doctor, no post mortem
2 = Doctor, post mortem
3 = Coroner, inquest and post mortem
4 = Coroner, inquest, no post mortem
5 = Coroner, post mortem, no inquest
6 = Uncertified
9 = Not known, unable to derive
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Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): derived from answers to question 8 and from boxes S, T, M and N.
Former name of variable: CERTIFCDE
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
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Date range:  
Keyword: Mortality
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
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).