LS variable metadata
Variable: CERTCDIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: Certification of death of infant/foetus of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1975:
Blank - Not coded
1976 onwards:
1= Doctor, no examination
2= Doctor, post mortem
3= Doctor, other examination
4= Doctor, operation
5= Coroner, inquest and post mortem
6= Coroner, inquest, no post mortem
7= Coroner, post mortem, no inquest
8 = Uncertified
1990 onwards:
Code 4 not used for 1990 onwards
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): derived from answers to question 8 and from boxes S, T, M and N
Former name of variable: CERTIFCDIM
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Mortality
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 343 (neonatal death certificate and death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).