LS variable metadata
Variable: RECTYPE
Table: IMMG
Short description: LS member's 'Immigrant/Re-entrant to the NHS' record.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 63=Immigrant record
Notes: For each record falling within the range of numbers allocated for 'Immigrants', a check was made against the LS member's core file, i.e. record 11. If a record 11 was found to exist (an unexpected event since the Immigrant record should be the first notification of LS membership), it was printed, updated with sex & DOB variable from the Immigrant record & printed again for later investigation. If an LS member's core record 11 did not exist it was created, as was an LS member's event record 12. For those records falling outside the allocated range, a check was made against the LS member's core file, i.e. record 11. If a record 11 did not exist, it was created, as was event record 12. If a record 11 did exist, a check was also made between the sex & DOB held on the core & Immigrant record. If 'Sex' on the immigrant record was not imputed & not equal to 'Sex' on the core record the SEXD001 indicator was 'Sex' on the core record and the 'Sex' stated on the immigrant record moved to the variable SEXIR. If the date of birth stated on the immigrant record was not the same as that held on the core record, the DOBD001 indicator was set on the core record & the discrepant date of birth held on the immigrant record. Finally the 'Late Trace' indicator was set on the immigrant record.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Information received by NHSCR for Immigrants & re-entrants to the NHS.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: LS
Classification:  
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), pp. 24-25 and page 97 (general details), page 108, pp. 114-117 (data quality).
Reference 2: See also program specification sheets 2 4 2 1 - 2 4 2 5, and additional notes on 1991 Census - LS link