LS variable metadata
Variable: IDAGDCDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Indefinite age indicator for deceased LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1 = age at death is indefinite due to not stated day and/or month of birth
2 = full date of birth is shown as 'Indefinite' on input to the deaths processing system
3 = dates input from NHSCR data (not applicable for deaths before 1986)
space= age not indefinite
Not coded after 1/1/93

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19921231)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived depending upon completeness of answer to Question 5 on draft entry for deaths (Form 310)
Former name of variable: IDAGEDCCDE
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range: To: 19921231 
Keyword: Age
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).