LS variable metadata
Variable: IDAGSCDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Indefinite age indicator for spouse of deceased LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: space = no spouse present or full date of birth of spouse stated
1 = age of spouse is indefinite due to non-statement of the day and/or month of birth
2 = a full date of birth is shown as 'Indefinite' on input to the deaths processing system
Additional codes from 1986 onwards:
3 = age of spouse given rather than date of birth
4 = indefinite age of spouse given
Not coded after 1/1/93

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19921231)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): confidential particulars. Derived depending on whether date of birth of spouse stated
Former name of variable: IDAGSOCDE
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).