LS variable metadata
Variable: ICD9UDE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD9 code (1993 onwards) for underlying cause of death of LS member.
Full description: This field is a Cause code that identifies the medical condition adjudged to be the underlying cause of death according to the rules of 9th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases. This field appears once for each cause-coded Non-neonatal Death (ie. deaths at age 28 days and over). This code is generally known as the cause of death.
Coding notes: ICD9 codes are alphanumeric in the range 0010 - 9999 for medical conditions and in the range E800 - E9999 for External causes that result in Injury and Poisoning. See Events Appendix 4 Valid 1/1/93 onwards.
For prior coding see: 1971-1981:
UCDE3CDE/ UCDEXCDE/ UCAFICDE
1981-1992:
UCDE3DDE/ UCDEXDDE/ UCAFIDDE

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19930000)

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Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
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Date range: From: 19930101  
Keyword: Mortality
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Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 4
Reference 1: Events Appendix 4