LS variable metadata
Variable: SEX
Table: CORE1
Short description: Sex of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Male
2Female

Notes: This field will not normally appear on an event record unless the 'Sex' quoted is discrepant with that held on the core record. In such cases the sex discrepancy field on the core record will be flagged, the discrepant sex also recorded on the event record.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Sex as quoted at initial entry point into the LS sample
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Sex
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 76 and page 86 (linkage rates by sex).
Reference 2: 1991 Census - LS Link program specifications for further information and SEXD001 on core record.