LS variable metadata
Variable: PARABM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Number of live and stillborn children previously born to sample mother
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = No. of previous births
space= Birth outside marriage
From
1993 onwards, extra code
99 = 'Blank or not stated'
Notes: This is the number of live and stillborn children (excluding the birth(s) being registered) previously born to the mother by this or any former husband. The question is only asked if the birth being registered is within marriage. Numbers of births may have been imputed.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309). Confidential particulars Question 3 (iii)
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: 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 and p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 and pp125-136 (data quality).