LS variable metadata
Variable: RUL3INDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Indicator that ICD Rule 3 applied in coding cause of death of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985:
1 - 8= No. of multiple cause of death to which Rule 3 applies
space= Rule 3 not applied ICD
1993 onwards:
Blank - not applicable
Notes: Rule 3 is used to ensure the consistent coding of the underlying cause of death in cases where more than one cause of death is stated The rule states that where a condition stated in Part I of Question 8 is clearly a sequel of the condition in Part II, the latter is to be preferred as the underlying cause of death If Rule 3 has been applied the original underlying cause of death stated in Part I of Question 8 is given by ORCADXDE and the final underlying cause of death (UCDE4DDE) is one of the multiple causes of death stated in Part II of Question 8
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived at coding of cause of death.
Former name of variable: RUL3INADE
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
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 (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).