LS variable metadata
Variable: MLCAT1IM
Table: IDFI
Short description: ICD8/9 multiple cause code 1st type of death.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1975, May 1981-1984 and 1987 onwards:
1976-1978, April 1981 and 1985-1986:
space= ICD code under 800
E= ICD 'E' cause code 800-999
N = ICD 'N' cause code 800-999
Note: Space, 'E' and 'N' may also relate to special OPCS Multiple Cause codes See Events Appendix 2
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft death entry (Form 310) Question 8
Former name of variable: MLCATYNDIM
Derived: N
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: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 2