LS variable metadata
Variable: NUCAXCDE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD9 fourth digit of nature of injury/secondary cause code.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank: Cause of death coded to ICD 8th Revision, see NUCAXBDE
1979-1986:
Fourth digit of secondary cause of death/nature of injury code IF UCDE3DDE= 001 - 799, NUCAXCDE refers to the 'E' (external causes) code at NUCA3CDE IF UCDE3DDE = 800 - 999, NUCAXCDE refers to the 'N' (nature of injury) code at NUCA3CDE 0 - 9 = fourth digit of secondary cause/nature of injury code '-' = secondary cause/nature of injury code applies but has no fourth digit Space = no secondary cause/nature of injury code applies (NUCA3CDE = Spaces)
1987-1992:
Blank - not applicable. See ORCADXDE/ORCAD3DE
1993 onwards:
Blank - not applicable. See ICD9SCDE/ICD9SFDE

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: 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).