LS variable metadata
Variable: MLCADFDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Multiple cause of death of LS member - over 8 codes cut off indicator
Full description:  
Coding notes: space= 8 or less multiple cause codes on the death draft
1= more than 8 multiple cause codes stated

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19810405 or after 19870630)

Notes: Applies to deaths in all years irrespective of whether coded under ICD8 or ICD9
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived depending upon the number of causes of death given on the draft death entry (Form 310)
Former name of variable: MLCADFDDE
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
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).