DEATH CAUSE RECORDED TEXT is the same as attribute PERSON OBSERVATION TEXT STRING.
DEATH CAUSE RECORDED TEXT is the cause of death as recorded on the death certificate.
The information for the following DEATH CAUSE RECORDED TEXT Data Elements is taken from the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death:
For further information regarding the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death, see:
- The Office for National Statistics document Guidance for doctors completing Medical Certificates of Cause of Death in England and Wales
- This document advises Doctors how to complete the Death Certificate and also contains information on how the Office for National Statistics code the text.
- The Office for National Statistics website at: Health and life events guidance and metadata
- See the Mortality metadata document. Annex A shows the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.