LS variable metadata
Variable: HRPOBBM
Table: SBSM
Short description: Health region office code for place of birth.
Full description: This field is present from 1996 onwards only. The field is present for births/stillbirths that occurred in a communal establishment; it is not present for births that occurred at home or elsewhere. The code is derived during the batch validation or online correction process, using the postcode of place of birth of child, PCDPOB. It links HLTHAUX on the OGSS Postcode file PNAACMyy, with HLTHROX on the OGSS Health file PNAAEMyy (where yy = year of file), to find the correct value.
Coding notes: See OGSS documentation for details of the three character alpha/numeric codes. Applies to births and stillbirths. New value Ynn (England) or W00 (pseudocode for Wales) using the same range of values as HRORM.

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19960101)

Units of measurement:  
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19960101  
Keyword: Geog
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Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3