LS variable metadata
Variable: SEXD001
Table: CORE1
Short description: Discrepant sex indicator (first).
Full description: This is the first of 6 possible discrepant sex indicator fields. It indicates a discrepancy between the 'core' sex stated at initial entry to the LS sample and other 'sex's held for an LS member within the system. Each subsequent discrepancy found is noted in the next discrepancy indicator up to a maximum of six. Values are taken from the created record type where the discrepancy was noted.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

-9No discrepant date of birth
12001 Census LS member
32001 Census multiply-enumerated LS member
311981 Census LS member
331981 Census Absent usually Resident LS member
411991 Census LS member
431991 Census absent but usually resident LS member
52Live birth to sample mother
53Still birth to sample mother
54Live birth to sample father
55Still birth to sample father
56Death of LS member
57Widow(er)hood of LS member
58Infant death to sample mother
59Cancer registration of LS member
60Enlistment of LS member
61Embarkation of LS member
62Re-entry to sample of LS member
63Immigration of LS member to NHS
64Long stay psychiatric
65Internal migration Inter-FPC moves
66Stillbirth to sample mother
67Infant death to sample father
68Stillbirth to sample father
811971 Census Ward data
821981 Census Stats Ward data

Notes: It should be noted that the sex discrepancy field for Widow(er)hoods is calculated differently from other events. The Widow(er)hood record only carries the sex of the deceased spouse of LS Member, since it is assumed that the sex of the deceased is the opposite to that of the spouse of the deceased, i.e. LS member. The sex of the deceased spouse of the LS Member is checked against the sex of the LS Member held on the core record. If they are the same, then SEXDISC=57 is added to RECTYPE 11 and the opposite sex to that held on the core record added to SEXSPWI on record 57. It should also be noted that unlike other events, Births to Sample Mothers and Fathers do not contain the sex of the LS Member. The sex is checked against the core record and in the unlikely event of a mismatch, the sex discrepancy indicator is set but the sex variable is not added to the event record. For Infant Mortality files, when reading a Birth to Sample Mother record, if the sex of the LS Member is not equal to female the sex discrepancy indicator is set to 58 or 68. The variable 'SEX' is added to the Infant Mortality event record.
Units of measurement:  
Former name of variable: SEXDISC
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Comparable variables for other individuals: SEXD002,SEXD003,SEXD004,SEXD005,SEXD006
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2