LS variable metadata
Variable: PARANB
Table: NBIR
Short description: Number of live and stillborn children previously born to mother of new birth
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = No of previous births
space= Birth outside marriage
From 1993 onwards, extra code
99 = 'Blank or not stated'
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
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) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form), p345 (record of live birth form), pp24-25, pp94-95 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), pp109-115 (data quality).