LS variable metadata
Variable: NUC3CDIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: ICD9 first three digits of nature of injury/secondary cause code.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank (Cause of death coded to ICD 8th Revision, see NUCA3BIM)
1979 onwards:
Secondary cause of death or nature of injury code.
If UCD3CIM = 001-799, NUCA3CDIM is an 'E' (external causes) code. If UCD3CIM = 800-999, NUCA3CDIM is an 'N'(nature of injury) code 800 - 999 = ICD9 'E' codes E800-E999 or ICD9 'N' codes N800-N999
The field is Blank if no 'E' or 'N' code applies.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 8.
Former name of variable: NUCA3CDIM
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
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 page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).