LS variable metadata
Variable: OPINAWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Operation indicator for weeks preceding death of spouse of LS member
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1992:
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
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: To: 19921231 
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).