LS variable metadata
Variable: PSLIBBM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Number of children previously born alive to sample mother.
Full description:  
Coding notes: May be imputed.
00 - 25 = Number of children;
space (or -9) = Birth outside marriage;
-5 = birth before 1993 and birth outside marriage.
1993 onwards, extra codes:
98 = 'Not Known' ; 99 = 'Blank or not stated' (from 1993 onwards)
Notes: The question is asked only if the birth being registered is within marriage The registrar records the number of the mother's previous liveborn children (excluding birth or births being registered) by her present husband and any former husband
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, pp95-96 and p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 and pp125-136 (data quality).