LS variable metadata
Variable: PSSBBBM
Table: SBSM
Short description: Number of stillborn children born previously to sample mother (1971 - 1992).
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1992:
0-9 = Number of stillbirths (1971-1992)
space= Birth outside marriage (1971-1992)
1993 onwards:
Blank- see PREVCSBM
May be imputed. The question is asked only if the birth being registered is within marriage. The registrar records the number of the mother's previous stillborn children (excluding birth or births being registered) by her present husband or any former husband.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19710101 or after 19921231)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): confidential particulars Question 3(iii)
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: To: 19921231 
Keyword: Fertility
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
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).