LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC841BM
Table: SBSM
Short description: Multiple causes of stillbirth code for 1st cause - birth to sample mother
Full description:  
Coding notes: April 1971 - April 1981:
Coded to ICD 8th revsision cause of death code. See Events Appendix 3. Multiple causes are only coded if CERTBM = 2, 3, 4, or 5 Otherwise this field is Blank There are 8 slots for multiple causes of stillbirth Each is coded to ICD 8th revision with special ONS multiple cause codes. E and H causes are represented in full without the decimal point N causes are shown in full but without the leading N
1981 - 2 Dec 1986:
Blank - not applicable. See MLC941BM.
3 Dec 1986 - 31 Dec 1992:
Blank - not applicable. See OTCFO1BM/ OTCMO1BM.
1993 onwards:
Blank - not applicable. See ICD9P1BM/ ICD91FBM.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): Question 2
Former name of variable: MLCA41DBM, MLCA4nDBM, MLCA4nBM,MLCA41BM
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: To: 19810405 
Keyword: Mortality
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 342 (stillbirth registration draft entry form), page 25 and pp. 95-96 (general details), pp. 99-101 and page 103 (comparability), page 108 and pp. 125-136 (data quality).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 3