LS variable metadata
Variable: UCDE3CDE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD8 first 3 digits of underlying cause of death (deaths 1971 - 1981 Census)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971 - 1981 Census:
ICD8 codes 000-799 or ICD 'E' codes 800-999. See Events Appendix 2
Deaths after 1981 Census:
Blank. See UCDE3DDE (Cause of death coded to ICD 9th revision)
Deaths 1993 onwards:

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19810404)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8.
Former name of variable: UCADE3CDE
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: To: 19810404 
Keyword: Mortality
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 2