LS variable metadata
Variable: OPINADE
Table: DETH
Short description: Operation indicator for weeks preceding death of LS member
Full description:  
Coding notes: First and second decades:
1= operation within last 4 weeks for assigned cause
2= operation within last 4 weeks for other cause
space= No operation in last 4 weeks [Codes 1 and 2 apply to non-neonatal deaths]
1986 onwards, additional codes:
3= operation on infant
4 = operation on mother
5 = operation on infant and mother
Space = no operation [Codes 3-5 apply to neonatal deaths]
Additional codes:
6 = no operation within last 4 weeks for assigned cause
7 = operation not within last 4 weeks for other cause [Codes 6 and 7 apply to non-neonatal deaths]
1993 onwards:

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19921231)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19940101  
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 343 (neonatal death certificate), page 25 and pp. 96-97 (general details), pp. 101-104 (comparability of data), page 108 and pp. 117-121 (data quality).