LS variable metadata
Variable: SEXABM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Sex of birth to female LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1 = Male
2= Female

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19710101)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from births to sample mothers source file, i.e. births from 1971 census onwards to female LS members Draft entry for Births (Form 309): Question 3
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Sex Fertility
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
Reference 1: See also RECTYPE & MLCSABM for addtional details
Reference 2: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form), p345(record of live birth form), pp24-25, pp95-96 and p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 and pp125-136 (data quality).