LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC9D1WI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Duration indicator for 1st cause of death of spouse (deaths 1981-86)
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: DUIN1DWI, MLCA9DnDWI, MLC9DNWI
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).