LS variable metadata
Variable: MLCADFWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Over 8 codes cut-off indicator: multiple cause of death of spouse of LS member
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: MLCADFDWI
Derived: Y
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).