Variable : Cause of Death (RG Quarterly Return definition)

Variables serve as the dimensions of nCubes, and are generally based on the questions on forms such as the census schedule. However, in the aggregate data held in the Vision of Britain system we do not store the individual responses but counts of the number of each kind of response, so variables are made up of categories, such as age groups.

Cause of Death (RG Quarterly Return definition)
Variable (V)
This simplified classification of causes of death was used by the Registrar General's Quarterly Returns from 1871 to 1911. There were some small variations over this period, as noted for individual categories. Although the Quarterly Returns provided no breakdown by age or sex, the main focus was on epidemic diseases of childhood.

Variable " Cause of Death (RG Quarterly Return definition) " is contained within:

Datasets or nCubes, containing the actual data:

Entity ID Entity Name
N_CoD_QR_SUBD Cause of Death

Variable Groups, bringing together related variables:

Entity ID Entity Name
VG_CoD Cause of Death

Variable " Cause of Death (RG Quarterly Return definition) " contains:

Categories, defining the values available for each variable :

Entity ID Entity Name
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_1 Small-pox
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_2 Measles
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_3 Scarlet fever
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_4 Diptheria
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_5 Whooping Cough
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_6 Fever
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_7 Diarrhoea
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_8 Cholera
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_9 Violent Deaths
C_CoD_QR_SUBD_10 Other