LS variable metadata
Variable: RECTYPE
Table: IDFI
Short description: Record type. LS member's infant death/stillbirth record.
Full description: Includes Infant Births & Deaths, & Stillbirths of babies born to male & female LS members The file contains four different types of record: Infant Deaths of Births to Sample Mothers (Record 58) Stillbirths of Sample Mothers (Record 66) Infant Deaths of Births to Sample Fathers (71-78 only)(Rec 67) Stillbirths of Sample Fathers (1971-78 only) (Record 68)
Coding notes: 58=Infant Deaths BSFs
66=Stillbirths BSMs
67=Infant deaths BSFs
68=Stillbirths BSFs
Notes: See program specifications sheets 2 4 7 1 - 2 4 7 34 for further details
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) Draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308) Draft entry for Deaths (Form 310)
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
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 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).