Derived variables: cause of death

All 'cause of death' information in the LS comes from the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and is coded using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). This is a very detailed classification and changes periodically; however the derived variable offered here groups the cause of death into twenty categories which are broad enough not to be affected by changes in ICD coding schemes.

Applied to cases from:
Deaths data from 1971 on Cause of death (ICD) in twenty categories

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Last modified 16 April 2010