LS variable metadata
Variable: RECTYPE
Table: CANC
Short description: LS member's cancer record.
Full description: Contains cancer registration data collected by ONS through the National Cancer Registration Scheme.
Coding notes: 59 = LS member's cancer record
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Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: LS
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 344 (shows cancer registration abstract), page 25, pp. 97-98, pp. 104-105 (comparability of data), page 125 and pp. 138-141 (data quality).
Reference 2: See LS User Guide no. 7 An introduction to the area based variables in the LS (Rosemary Creeser) pp. 35-37 and LS Newsletter no. 11 (November 1994) The use of the LS for environmental epidemiology (Adrian Downing), pp. 5-9