LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGEDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Born inside/outside marriage - LS member dying before age 16.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981:
0= Aged over 16
Aged under 16:-
1= adopted, birth outside marriage
2= birth outside marriage registered solely by the mother
3= birth outside marriage registered jointly by both parents
4= birth outside marriage re-registered on joint information
5 = birth legitimated by re-registration under Legitimacy Act
6 = Adopted (birth within marriage)
space = birth within marriage
1982 onwards:
Not applicable
Note: Where date of birth of deceased is prior to January 1968, all but a few cases are not coded 1-6, but are coded Blank (birth within marriage)

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19811231)

Notes: ShortDescr was formerly 'Legitimacy'.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from information collected at birth registration held in entry at NHSCR and linked to death record when death entered in register.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range: To: 19821231 
Keyword: Marital
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and pp. 96-98 (general details), pp. 101-104 (comparability of data), page 108 and pp. 117-121 (data quality).