LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC9D1DE
Table: DETH
Short description: Duration indicator for 1st cause of death of LS member (deaths 1981 - 2 Dec 1986)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971-1981:
Not applicable
Deaths 1981 - 2 Dec 1986:
A = Duration of illness was stated
' ' = Duration of illness was not stated
Deaths 3 Dec
1986 onwards:
Not applicable

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19810405 or after 19870630)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Box J.
Former name of variable: DUIN1DDE, MLCA9DnDDE, MLCA9DNDE
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).