LS variable metadata
Variable: MLC9T1DE
Table: DETH
Short description: Type of ICD9 code of 1st cause of death of LS member (1981 - 2 Dec 1986)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971-1981:
Not applicable, see MLC8A1DE
Deaths 1981 - 2 Dec 1986:
Indicates the type of ICD9 cause of death code
' ' = Non-'E' cause of death code (ie ICD9 multiple cause code 001-799)
E= 'E' cause of death code (E800-E999)
X = ONS special cause of death code See Events Appendix 4
Deaths 3 Dec 1986 -31 Dec 1992:
Not applicable, see FTCLD1DE/ OTCLD1DE
Deaths 1993 onwards:
Not applicable. See ICD91DE/ ICD91FDE (Non-neonatals) or ICD9P1DE/ ID9PF1DE (Neonatals)

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: MLCT1DDE, MLCA9TnDDE, MLC9TNDE
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).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 4