Table 1

Vital status at closing date of study (31 December 1996)

Vital status n %
Flagged alive at NHSCR88941.2
Traced alive, DSS1-150 offices80.4
Traced alive, company pensions200.9
Died, cause known1-151 118554.9
Died, cause not known120.6
No trace321.5
  • 1-150 Department of Social Security, using National Insurance numbers.

  • 1-151 Includes deaths after 85.