LS variable metadata
Variable: SEXLSALP
Table: PSYC
Short description: Sex (where discrepant).
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1 = Male 2 = Female
Notes: SEXLSALP will only appear if the 'Sex' recorded on the Long Stay Psychiatric record is discrepant with 'Sex' held on the LS member's core record
Units of measurement:  
Source: Information received by NHSCR on LS members who have been in a long-stay psychiatric hospital for more than two years
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Sex
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 348 (record of entry to long-stay psychiatric hospital), page 25 and page 98, pp. 105-106 (general details), page 108, page 144 and page 146 (data quality).
Reference 2: See also SEX & SEXD001 described on LS member's core record, file CORE1 & program specification sheets 2 4 12 1 - 2 4 1