LS variable metadata
Variable: PARABM
Table: SBSM
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
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 stillbirths (Form 308): Confidential particulars Question 3 (iii)
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: Text
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 342 (stillbirth registration draft entry form), page 25 and pp. 95-96 (general details), pp. 99-101 and page 103 (comparability), page 108 and pp. 125-136 (data quality).