LS variable metadata
Variable: IDAGSCWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Indefinite age indicator for LS member at death of spouse.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985:
space= full date of birth of LS member stated
1= age of LS member 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 LS member given rather than date of birth
4 = indefinite age of LS member given
Note: Codes 1-4 should not occur because date of birth of LS member is the means by which the death of the spouse is linked into the LS.
Not coded after 1/1/93.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19921231)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): confidential particulars. Derived depending on whether date of birth of LS member stated.
Former name of variable: IDAGSOCWI
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: To: 19921231 
Keyword: Age
Classification:  
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).