LS variable metadata
Variable: NUCA3CWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: ICD9 first 3 digits of nature of injury/secondary cause code for death of spouse.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank (Cause of death coded to ICD 8th Revision, see NUCA3BWI)
1979-1986:
Secondary cause of death or nature of injury code If UCDE3DWI=001-799, NUCA3CWI is an 'E' (external causes) code If UCDE3DWI=800-999, NUCA3CWI 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
1986-1992:
Blank. See ORCAD3WI.
1993 onwards:
Blank. See ICD9UWI/ICD9UFWI.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19790101 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: 19921231 
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).