LS variable metadata
Variable: CHOSEBF
Table: LBSFx
Short description: Selection indicator for multiple births to sample father.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1 = Selected for maternity tabulation (only birth or one of multiple birth)
0 = Not selected for maternity tabulation (remainder of multiple birth)
See also MLCSABF & RECTYPE for additional detail It should be noted that although it was expected the CHOSEBF variable on the 1st & 2nd decade 'Births to Sample Fathers' files would always be equal to 1, before reformatting was carried out it came to light that this is not so. This data was taken from the Newbirths primary file so it is not intended to amend the variable. It should be noted however, that in certain cases where multiple births are involved all records could have revealed that there are 98 instances on the 1st decade file & 16 on the 2nd decade file.
Notes: Not available for analysis.
Only births to sample fathers n 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS
Units of measurement:  
Source: Not applicable
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: Y
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1