LS variable metadata
Variable: PARAIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: Number of live and stillborn children previously born to sample father
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = No of previous births
space= Birth outside marriage
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 (see PSBINAIM, PSLIINIM)
Notes: 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) or draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): 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: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).