LS variable metadata
Variable: MEINDCDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Medical Enquiry form indicator for death of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971 - 2 Dec 1986:
Blank
3/12/86 - 31/12/92:
1= Form SD17A sent out by registrar
2= Medical Enqury (ME) form sent out by cause coding
3= SD17A returned - no change of code
4= ME form returned - no change of code
5= SD17A returned- codes chaged
6 = ME form returned - codes changed
space = neither ME form or form SD17A sent out
1993 onwards:
Blank - not applicable

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19860000 or after 19921231)

Notes: These forms are sent to the doctor of the deceased to obtain further information about the cause of death.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Boxes B and (viii)
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: To: 19810405 
Keyword: Mortality
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 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).