LS variable metadata
Variable: MASSADE
Table: DETH
Short description: Marital condition at death of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1992: applicable codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1993 onwards: applicable codes 1, 2, 5, 6
2006 onwards - additional codes: 7, 8, 9

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Single or aged under 16
2Married
3Widowed (1971-1992)
4Divorced (1971-1992)
5Divorced (1993 onwards)
6Widowed (1993 onwards)
7In a civil partnership (2006 onwards)
8Surviving civil partner (2006 onwards)
9Former civil partner (dissolved or annulled) (2006 onwards)
-5Not known
-6Not stated, aged over 15
-9Blank

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): confidential particulars.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject: Death
Date range: From: 19710425 To: 99999999 
Keyword: Marital
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2
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).