LS variable metadata
Variable: MEINDCWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Medical Enquiry form indicator for death of spouse of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985:
1= Form SD17A sent out by registrar
2= Medical Enquiry (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 changed
6= ME form returned - codes changed
SPACE= neither ME form or form SD17A sent out
1993 onwards:
Blank - not applicable.

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19860101 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
Date range: From: 19860101 To: 19921231 
Keyword: Mortality
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).