LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC9A8DE
Table: DETH
Short description: Alpha code (ICD9) for 8th cause of death of LS member (deaths 1981 - 2 Dec 1986)
Full description: Alpha code for the 8th multiple cause of death, ICD9. See MLC9A1DE.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19810405 or after 19870630)

Units of measurement:  
Former name of variable: MLCAC8DDE, MLCA9ACnDDE, MLC9ANDE
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: 1
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).