LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC9A8WI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Alpha code (ICD9) for 8th cause of death of spouse (deaths 1982 onwards)
Full description: See MLC9A1WI.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19810405 or after 19870630)

Units of measurement:  
Former name of variable: MLCAC8DWI, 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).