LS variable metadata
Variable: UCDE3DDE
Table: DETH
Short description: ICD9 3-digit final underlying cause of death (1979-1992)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971-1978:
Blank. See UCDE3CDE (Cause of death coded to ICD 8th Revision)
Deaths 1979-1992:
000 - 999 corresponding to ICD9 cause of death codes 001-799 and E800-E999
Deaths 1993 onwards:
Blank. See ICD9UDE/ICD9UFDE.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19790000 or after 19921231)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8.
Former name of variable: UCADE3DDE
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19921231 
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).