LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC841WI
Table: WDOW
Short description: ICD8 multiple cause of death code for 1st cause of death of spouse (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-E999) are represented in the following form, eg E925.2 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 Deaths 1981 - 2 Dec 1986: Not applicable. See MLC941WI Deaths 3 Dec 1986 - 31 Dec 1992: Not applicable. See ORCAD3WI/ ORCADXWI Deaths 1993 onwards: See ICD91WI/ ICD91FWI

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: MLCA41DWI, MLCA84nDWI
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: To: 19810404 
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).