LS variable metadata
Variable: HREGRMBM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Health region code (1993 onwards) for usual residence of mother. Live birth to sample mother.
Full description: This one-character alpha code is derived from PCDR the postcode of usual residence, during the batch, rederivation or online postcoding process. It uses the field HLTHAUX from the OGSS Postcode file PNAACMyy (where yy = year of file), to find the correct value. See OGSS documentation for details of codes. Area Change Programme: in April 1996 Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) were replaced by Regional Offices (ROs). All 1993-95 annual data will hold RHA codes; some of 1996 data will carry both RHA and new RO codes. (See new field HROR).
Coding notes: (1993 onwards): A-H, J-N, P, W, Spaces Valid from 1/1/93 For prior coding, see HDEBM/RHAEBM

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19930101 or after 19960319)

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Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19930101 To: 19960319 
Keyword: Geog
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Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1