LS variable metadata
Variable: RECTYPE
Table: NBIR
Short description: Record type. New birth on a sample date.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 51 = Newbirth on a sample date
Notes: See also Newbirth program specifications sheet 2 4 1 1 - 2 4 1 For each record loaded into the Model 204 system a check was made against the LS member's core file ie record 11. If a record 11 was found to exist (an unexpected occurrence since a Newbirth record should be the fist notification of LS membership) it was printed, updated with Sex & Date of Birth variables from the Newbirth record, and printed again for later investigation. If a record 11 did not exist on the LS member's file, it was created, as was an LS member's event record 12.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) stating an LS date of birth
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: LS
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, pp94-95 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), pp109-115 (data quality).