LS variable metadata
Variable: UCD3CIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: ICD8 first 3 digits of underlying cause of death (deaths 1971-1981 Census)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971-1978:
ICD8 codes 000-799 or ICD 'E' codes 800-999. See Events Appendix 2.
1979 onwards:
Blank (Cause of death coded to ICD 9th revision, see UCDE3DIM)
Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 3 10): Question 8
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
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 page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 2