LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC8T1WI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Type of ICD8 code for 1st cause of death of LS member's spouse (April 1971 - April 1981)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths April 1971 - April 1981:
Indicates the type of ICD8 cause of death code ' ' = Non-'E' cause of death code (ie ICD9 multiple cause code 001-799)
E= 'E' cause of death code (E800-E999)
X = ONS special cause of death code
Deaths 1982 - 2 Dec 1986:
Blank - not applicable. See MLC9T1WI
Deaths 3 Dec 1986 - 31 Dec 1992:
Not applicable. See ORACD3WI/ ORCADEXWI
Deaths 1993 onwards:
See ICD91WI/ ICD91FWI

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19810404)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Deaths (Form 310) Question 8. Indicates the type of ICD8 cause of death code for deaths of LS member's spouse 1971-81
Former name of variable: MLCATnDWI, MLCA84nDWI
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: To: 19810404 
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).