LS variable metadata
Variable: PARAIM
Table: IDMI
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
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.
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
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 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).