LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC9A1WI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Alpha code (ICD9) for 1st cause of death of spouse (deaths 1982 - 2 Dec 1986)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971-1981:
Not applicable, see MLC8A1WI
Deaths 1982 - 2 Dec 1986:
Indicates the position on the death draft of the multiple cause of death code to which it applies:
'A' = The multiple cause code is taken from line Ia of the deaths draft
'B' = taken from line Ib of the death draft
'C' = taken from line Ic
'Z' = taken from line II of the death draft
' ' = the multiple cause code is taken to be the same as that of the preceding multiple cause code
Note: 1) 'A' is always the first alpha code 2) 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'Z' alpha codes appear only once per death record and in the order shown, although they need not all be present 3) An alpha code of ' ' can appear any number of times after one of the other prefixes
Deaths 3 Dec 1986 - 31 Dec 1992:
Not applicable. See ORCAD3WI/ ORCADXWI
Deaths 1993 onwards:

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19810405 or after 19870630)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8
Former name of variable: MLCAC1DWI, MLCA9ACnDWI, MLC9ANWI
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19810405 To: 19861202 
Keyword: Mortality
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).