LS variable metadata
Variable: NUCA3CDE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD9 first 3 digits of nature of injury/secondary cause code.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank: Cause of death coded to ICD 8th Revision, see NUCA3BDE
1979-1986:
Secondary cause of death or nature of injury code If UCDE3DDE= 001 - 799, NUCA3CDE is an 'E' (external causes) code If UCDE3DDE= 800 - 999, NUCA3CDE is an 'N' (nature of injury) code 800-999 = ICD9 'E' codes E800-E999 or ICD9 'N' codes N800-N999 The field is Blank if no 'E' or 'N' code applies
1987-1992:
Blank - not applicable. See ORCADXDE/ ORCAD3DE
1993 onwards:
Blank - not applicable. See ICD9UDE/ ICD9UFDE

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19790000 or after 19921231)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19931231 
Keyword: Mortality
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3
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).