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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

jhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections1144511.811.8
No corrections reqd.2942776.876.8
New address (known)39307.67.6
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44803.93.9
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates the interview area where h/hold was expected to be found; corresponds to Wave One area indicated by variable AHHAC, unless h/hold had moved at a subsequent wave or was understood as a result of the between wave tracing exercise to have made a non-local move. if move was expected, and the household could not immediately be allocated to another area, area is given as 0.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jividInterviewer number
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.572.50091
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03412.83.1
Amount stated11054685.996.9
Missing or wild-9139511.4Missing
Valid cases10887Missing cases1395
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivtncTotal calls at new address
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.363.18092
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05664.643.7
Amount stated17285.956.3
Missing or wild-91098889.5Missing
Valid cases1294Missing cases10988
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates interview area where the h/hold was actually found. Corresponds to the Wave One area indicated by the variable AHHAC, unless a) the h/hold had made a non-local move, in which the new interviewer area is given or b) the h/hold was not issued to field or was an untraced mover in which case the area is given as 300.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10745060.760.7
Interviews + proxies112802.32.3
Interviews + refusal128717.17.1
Pxy at original addr156.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only161541.31.3
Address not found506505.35.3
No HH member contact511201.01.0
Refus to Rsrch Cntre601241.01.0
Refusal to intviewer612582.12.1
Language problems621.0.0
No intv.: Age/health631421.21.2
Moved prev wave add7051.4.4
Out scope-institut'n8039.3.3
Moved out of scope813252.62.6
Whole HH deceased90116.9.9
No PSM's resident912321.91.9
Adamant refusal922452.02.0
New sample-withdrawn9412189.99.9
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAll waves after Wave 1 use a consistent coding frame derived from the coversheet interviewer check. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Volume A: Appendix 3.7.1. New code '94' added at Wave 10 due to sample additions.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-911279.18Missing
inapplicable-81044485.04Missing
Total12282100.00
Valid cases711Missing cases11571
Question RouteIF (JIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92,94) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteOSM - Original Sample Member.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9143811.71Missing
inapplicable-81044485.04Missing
Total12282100.00
Valid cases400Missing cases11882
Question RouteIF (JIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92,94) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteNSM - New Sample Member.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill11171.06.4
Too elderly223.21.3
Senile315.1.8
Speaks no English44.0.2
Stressful fam sit574.64.0
Care of ill/old106.0.3
Childcare111.0.1
R. rarely home1235.31.9
R. temp. absent1310.1.5
Too busy141741.49.5
No confidentiality204.0.2
Q's too personal2118.11.0
Won't bother304433.624.2
Nothing changed318.1.4
Survey too long328.1.4
Waste of time3343.42.3
Prev bad exprnce345.0.3
Probs gift voucher351.0.1
HH mem says refuse4011.1.6
Othr says refuse4128.21.5
No HH member contact944393.623.9
Out scope-instit'n951.0.1
Other9613.1.7
No reason given993532.919.2
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81044485.0Missing
Valid cases1834Missing cases10448
Question RouteIF (JIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92,94) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11102789.889.8
No/inac'sble hhold 027416.06.0
No/retiring hhold 033833.13.1
No/inlgble splt-off41311.11.1
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteWhether household issued to field. 'Inaccessibles' are previous wave non-contact housholds where no address information is available. Retiring households are previous wave adamant refusals and deceased individuals being withdrawn from the active sample.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted13432.818.7
No convrsion attempt2148812.181.3
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-81044485.0Missing
Valid cases1831Missing cases10451
Question RouteIF (JIVFHO = 60,61,62,63,80,92,94) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether conversion attempted after an initial refusal to interviewer.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12422.013.2
No re-issue to field2158912.986.8
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-81044485.0Missing
Valid cases1831Missing cases10451
Question RouteIF (JIVFHO = 60,61,62,63,80,92,94) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates household re-issued to field after conversion attempt.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0352128.728.7
Yes1860770.170.1
Telephone Q. only31541.31.3
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIdentifies h/holds where no h/hold questionnaire completed.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jhhorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1633351.651.6
ECHP - SCPR25414.44.4
ECHP - ONS34823.93.9
ECHP - NI41491.21.2
Wales new sample5231618.918.9
Scotland new sample6246120.020.0
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12051.72.2
Outer London23602.93.8
R. of South East311019.011.7
South West45624.66.0
East Anglia52552.12.7
East Midlands65284.35.6
West Midlands Conurb72321.92.5
R. of West Midlands83272.73.5
Greater Manchester92642.12.8
Merseyside101271.01.4
R. of North West112772.33.0
South Yorkshire121491.21.6
West Yorkshire132221.82.4
Humber142041.72.2
Wear151491.21.6
R. of North162361.92.5
Wales17185215.119.8
Scotland18217517.723.2
Northern Ireland191491.21.6
Missing-9290823.7Missing
Valid cases9374Missing cases2908
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteStandard region, distinguishing former Metropolitan Counties, and Inner and Outer London.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1786564.065.4
Mover household2138011.211.5
Part Mover HH361.5.5
Whole HH deceased41201.01.0
HH out of scope578.6.6
No elig. HH members62301.91.9
Unknown status88536.97.1
All FINLOC=09143811.712.0
Inapplicable - new s-82572.1Missing
Valid cases12025Missing cases257
Question RouteUses JIVNADD JIVIA JIVFHO on Record JHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
NoteIndicates whether expected OSMs of h/hold have moved since previous Wave. Non-mover h/hold = all OSMs resident at current Wave /also resident at previous Wave. New entrants may have moved in. Mover h/hold = all OSMs at new address. New entrants to the sample may have been resident at the address at time of previous wave.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ahidHousehold identification number - Wave 1
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6243Missing cases6039
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteWave One variable to aid matching across waves.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jxhwghteECHP Household weight
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jxhwtsw1Household weight -inc Scotland/Wales
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the combined analysis of all the BHPS samples, including the new Scottish and Welsh samples. See Volume A, Section V.2.5.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10


jxhwtsw2Household weight -only Scotland/Wales
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12282Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for analysis of data for Scotland or Wales on their own, including data from all the BHPS samples. See Volume A, Section V.2.5.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10


jstrataStratification class
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11020Missing cases1262
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis indicator distinguishes separate stratification classes used in the sampling procedure. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeJHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11020Missing cases1262
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeJHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East13062.52.9
North West27756.37.4
Yorkshire and the Hu35914.85.6
East Midlands45454.45.2
West Midlands55814.75.5
East of England65264.35.0
London75874.85.6
South East88807.28.3
South West95794.75.5
Wales10236019.222.4
Scotland11281022.926.7
Missing-9174214.2Missing
Valid cases10540Missing cases1742
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteGovernment Office Region created in 1994 and finalised in 1998 when Merseyside was merged into the North West.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18