LS variable metadata
Variable: ORCAD3DE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD9 3-digit original underlying cause of death of LS member (deaths 1979 onwards)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971 - 2 Dec 1986:
Blank. See UCDE3CDE/UCDE3DDE.
3/12/86 - 31/12/92:
Blank unless ICD Rule 3 has been applied (see RUL3INADE) If so the ICD9 code applies to the cause of death stated in Part I of Question 8 001-999 = ICD9 code 001-799 or E800-E999 See Events appendix 4b
1993 onwards:
Blank - Not applicable. See ICD9UDE/ ICD9UFDE/ WIGW9DE/ WIGW9FDE

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19860000 or after 19921231)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8
Former name of variable: ORICADE3DE
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19860101 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).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 4b