LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC941DE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD9 cause code for 1st cause of death of LS member (deaths 1981 - 2 Dec 1986)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981 (1st decade):
Not applicable. See MLC841DE
1981-2 Dec 1986:
First three characters numeric = ICD9 cause of death code Fourth digit = 0 - 9, or '-' if cause of death does not have a fourth digit. eg ICD9 code 006.3 is represented as '0063' and preceded by MLC9T1DE = ' ' E826 would be shown as '826-' and preceded by MLC9T1DE = 'E'
3 Dec 1986 - 31 Dec 1992:
Not applicable. See OCCDX1DE/ OTCCD1DE/ OCMOX1DE/ OTCMO1DE
1993 onwards:
Not applicable. See ICD91DE/ ICD91FDE (Non-neonatals) or ICD9P1DE/ ID9PF1DE (Neonatals) See Events Appendix 4b.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19810405 or after 19870630)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8.
Former name of variable: MLCA41DDE, MLCA94nDDE, MLC94NDE
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: To: 19810405 
Keyword: Mortality
Classification:  
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 4b