LS variable metadata
Variable: DEMTACC
Table: CANC
Short description: Month of death or exit from NHS (from cancer registration).
Full description:  
Coding notes: 01 - 12 = January - December

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-5Fact of death known but date not known
-9Still alive

Notes: From 1990 onwards only refers to death, not exit.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Cancer registration data collected by ONS through the National Cancer Registration Scheme.
Former name of variable: DEDAMTACC
Derived: N
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: 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).