LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC841DE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD8 multiple cause code for 1st cause of death of LS member (deaths April 1971 - April 1981)
Full description:  
Coding notes: April 1971 - April 1981:
The field contains the ICD 8th revision cause of death code as follows: A ICD codes 001-799 occupy the first three characters. If a fourth digit is present this is the fourth character. Otherwise the fourth character is ' ' B ICD 'E' codes (E800-999) are represented in the following form, eg E825.2 as H252 E913.0 as I130 E897 as H97- C ICD 'N' codes(N800-N999) are shown in full without the leading 'N' eg N873.3 as 8733 The field is Blank otherwise. Blank 'E'and 'N' codes may also relate to special ONS Multiple Cause codes See Events Appendix 2
Deaths 1982 onwards:
Not applicable.
1982 - 2 Dec 1986
See MLC941DE
3 Dec 1986 - 31 Dec 1992
1993 + neonatals,
1993+ non-neonatals.

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19810404)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8.
Former name of variable: MLCA41DDE, MLCA84nDDE,
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: 4
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).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 2