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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

khidHousehold identification number
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases13986Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeKHHSAMP
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections18646.26.2
No corrections reqd.21173683.983.9
New address (known)39686.96.9
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44183.03.0
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kividInterviewer number
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.622020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-913399.57Missing
[Value >= 0]1264790.43100.0
Total13986100.00
Valid cases12647Missing cases1339
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


kivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.272.09024
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05493.945.8
Amount stated16514.754.3
Missing or wild-91278691.4Missing
Valid cases1200Missing cases12786
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


kiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10874662.562.5
Interviews + proxies114032.92.9
Interviews + refusal1212278.88.8
HH Comp + ques only134.0.0
Pxy at original addr156.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only162461.81.8
Youth Interview only173.0.0
Address not found507885.65.6
No HH member contact513402.42.4
Refus to Rsrch Cntre603182.32.3
Refusal to intviewer618055.85.8
Language problems622.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632461.81.8
Moved prev wave add7069.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8046.3.3
Moved out of scope813572.62.6
Whole HH deceased9068.5.5
No PSM's resident912732.02.0
Adamant refusal9239.3.3
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97625.45Missing
inapplicable-81211086.59Missing
Total13986100.00
Valid cases1114Missing cases12872
Question RouteIF (KIVFHO = 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


kivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-96204.43Missing
inapplicable-81301693.06Missing
Total13986100.00
Valid cases350Missing cases13636
Question RouteIF (KIVFHO = 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


kivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill11421.09.2
Too elderly2125.98.1
Senile320.11.3
Speaks no English41.0.1
Stressful fam sit569.54.5
Care of ill/old1012.1.8
Childcare119.1.6
R. rarely home1232.22.1
R. temp. absent1315.11.0
Too busy141751.311.4
No confidentiality2021.21.4
Q's too personal2146.33.0
Won't bother302762.017.9
Nothing changed315.0.3
Survey too long3221.21.4
Waste of time3335.32.3
Prev bad exprnce3412.1.8
Probs gift voucher352.0.1
HH mem says refuse4018.11.2
Othr says refuse4128.21.8
No HH member contact941401.09.1
Out scope-instit'n956.0.4
Other96114.87.4
No reason given992171.614.1
Missing or wild-9123.9Missing
Inapplicable-81232288.1Missing
Valid cases1541Missing cases12445
Question RouteIF (KIVFHO = 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


kivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11271690.990.9
No/inac'sble hhold 0210497.57.5
No/retiring hhold 0347.3.3
No/inlgble splt-off41741.21.2
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted15564.029.7
No convrsion attempt213199.470.3
Inapplicable-81211186.6Missing
Valid cases1875Missing cases12111
Question RouteIF (KIVFHO = 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


kivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12691.914.3
No re-issue to field2160611.585.7
Inapplicable-81211186.6Missing
Valid cases1875Missing cases12111
Question RouteIF (KIVFHO = 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


khhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0335124.024.0
Yes11032473.873.8
No265.5.5
Telephone Q. only32461.81.8
Valid cases13986Missing 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


khhorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1635345.445.4
ECHP - SCPR25373.83.8
ECHP - ONS34943.53.5
ECHP - NI41401.01.0
Wales new sample5175012.512.5
Scotland new sample6182713.113.1
N.I. new sample7288520.620.6
Valid cases13986Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases13986Missing 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


kregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11961.41.6
Outer London23682.63.0
R. of South East310957.89.0
South West45594.04.6
East Anglia52531.82.1
East Midlands65133.74.2
West Midlands Conurb72321.71.9
R. of West Midlands83312.42.7
Greater Manchester92611.92.1
Merseyside10127.91.0
R. of North West112842.02.3
South Yorkshire121561.11.3
West Yorkshire132251.61.8
Humber142111.51.7
Wear151451.01.2
R. of North162361.71.9
Wales17182613.115.0
Scotland18215615.417.7
Northern Ireland19302521.624.8
Missing-9178712.8Missing
Valid cases12199Missing cases1787
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


khhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05.0.0
Non mover HH1808757.872.9
Mover household212318.811.1
Part Mover HH394.7.8
Whole HH deceased473.5.7
HH out of scope545.3.4
No elig. HH members62671.92.4
Unknown status812288.811.1
All FINLOC=0969.5.6
Inapp - new sample-8288720.6Missing
Valid cases11099Missing cases2887
Question RouteUses KIVNADD KIVIA KIVFHO on Record KHHSAMP.
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 TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6245Missing cases7741
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


kxhwghteECHP Household weight
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases13986Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Vol. A, Section V.2.4 on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases13986Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the combined analysis of all the BHPS samples, including the new Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland samples. See Volume A, Section V.2.5.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kxhwtuk2Household weight -within UK estimates
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases13986Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for analysis of data for Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland on their own, including data from all the BHPS samples. See Volume A, Section V.2.5.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kstrataStratification class
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9822Missing cases4164
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeKHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9822Missing cases4164
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeKHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East13062.22.5
North West27755.56.3
Yorkshire and the Hu36084.34.9
East Midlands45243.74.3
West Midlands55854.24.7
East of England65253.84.3
London75954.34.8
South East88736.27.1
South West95784.14.7
Wales10186913.415.2
Scotland11220415.817.9
Northern Ireland12288320.623.4
Missing-9166111.9Missing
Valid cases12325Missing cases1661
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