LS variable metadata
Variable: PSLIBBM
Table: SBSM
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 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).