LS variable metadata
Variable: UCDEXDWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: ICD9 4th digit of final underlying cause of death of spouse (deaths 1979-1992)
Full description:  
Coding notes: Deaths 1971-1978:
Blank (Cause of death coded to ICD 8th Revision, see UCDEXCWI)
Deaths 1979-1992:
0-9 = fourth digit of underlying ICD9 cause of death
'-' = No fourth digit applicable to cause of death code
Deaths 1993 onwards:

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19790101 or after 19911231)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8
Former name of variable: UCADEXDWI
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19921231 
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).