LS variable metadata
Variable: MANDEFDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Final manner of death of LS member (1993 onwards).
Full description: This field holds a value that indicates the Verdict or intent of reason behind traumatic death, e.g. Accident or Homicide, as decided by the Coroner or Criminal Courts. This field is present for each cause-coded death (Neonatal and Non-Neonatal) certified after inquest including those due to natural causes . NB: This 'Final' field is populated only as a result of an amendment to original cause of death by some form of correction taking place, eg the result of a Medical Enquiry
Coding notes: 1993 onwards:
001=Accident
011=Accidental death/accidental
021=Died as a result of an accident
031=Misadventure
041=Alcohol/drug abuse (or similar)
051=Self neglect/lack of attention at birth
002=Suicide
012=He killed himself/killed himself
022=She killed herself/killed herself
032=The deceased killed himself
042=The deceased killed herself
052=Killed himself whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed
062=Killed herself whilst the balance of her mind was disturbed
072=Took his own life
082=Took her own life
092=Took his own life on account of his illness
102=Took her own life on account of her illness
112=Killed himself whilst suffering from depression
122=Killed herself whilst suffering from depression
132=Took his own life whilst suffering from depression
142=Took her own life whilst suffering from depression
152=Took his own life whilst the balance of his mind was disturbed
162=Took her own life whilst the balance of her mind was disturbed
172=Deceased took his own life
182=Deceased took her own life
003=Homicide
013=Unlawfully killed
023=Manslaughter
033=Health and Safety at Work Act (where negligence is proved)
004=Pending investigation
014=Inquest adjourned
005=Open/open verdict
006=Self inflicted
007=Natural Causes
017=Industrial Disease
008=Lawfully killed
018=War service (or similar)
999=No verdict stated
Effective from January 1994.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19930001)

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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: 3