LS variable metadata
Variable: ICD9UFWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Final ICD9 code (1993 onwards) for underlying cause of death of spouse of LSM.
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 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. NB: This 'Final' field is populated only as a result of an amendment to the original cause of death by correction taking place ie the result of a Medical Enquiry. See Events Appendix 4 Valid 1/1/93 onwards.
For prior coding :
1971-1981:
See UCDE3CWI/ UCDEXCWI/ UCAFICWI
1981-1992:
See UCDE3DWI/ UCDEXDWI/ UCAFIDWI

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19930101)

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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