LS variable metadata
Variable: PSSBBIM
Table: IDMI
Short description: Number of stillborn children born previously to sample mother.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1992:
0-9 = Number of stillbirths
space= Birth outside marriage
1993 onwards:
Blank - not coded.
May be imputed.
Notes: 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.
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
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 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).