LS variable metadata
Variable: MLCSABF
Table: LBSF
Short description: Multiple code for birth to sample father.
Full description:  
Coding notes: space= Not a multiple birth
00-29 = Multiple birth, see Events Appendix 1
99 = Quadruplets (or more)
Notes: Only births to sample fathers in 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) or draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): Question 3 and Box X
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: Events Appendix 1
Reference 2: See also RECTYPE for additional details
Reference 3: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form),p345 (record of live birth form),pp24-25,pp95-96,p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 & p136 (data quality).