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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text KEG3
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteConsistent across waves.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeKINDSAMP
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


khidhousehold identification number
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kpnoperson number
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11308041.641.6
2889428.328.3
3495215.715.7
429079.29.2
510953.53.5
63401.11.1
7123.4.4
838.1.1
915.0.0
107.0.0
114.0.0
121.0.0
131.0.0
141.0.0
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kiviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text KEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11560449.661.8
Eligible but not int219406.27.7
Youth int316485.26.5
Child < 114336610.713.3
Adult in non-int hho526798.510.6
Retired rejoiner622.1.1
Inapplicable-8619919.7Missing
Valid cases25259Missing cases6199
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text KEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11842658.672.9
New entrant 16yrs23441.11.4
New entrant adult312884.15.1
Youth417715.67.0
Child5324810.312.9
Check6161.5.6
Deceased722.1.1
Inapplicable-8619819.7Missing
Valid cases25260Missing cases6198
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text KEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12301073.191.1
No222507.28.9
Inapplicable-8619819.7Missing
Valid cases25260Missing cases6198
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


khhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 11 non-contact028619.19.1
Enum member resident12638683.983.9
Enum member absent296.3.3
Enum member moved38222.62.6
Enum member deceased4143.5.5
Enum membr -rejoiner5121.4.4
New entrant -residen69973.23.2
New entrant - absent72.0.0
Retired rejoiner819.1.1
LISW non-con at 101111.0.0
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


knewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member03031996.496.4
New baby1245.8.8
Marriage/cohabitatio23001.01.0
Return from uni/coll321.1.1
Return frm institutn41.0.0
Never left530.1.1
Moved in with parent6234.7.7
Shared accommodation7219.7.7
Other878.2.2
Don't know-111.0Missing
Valid cases31447Missing cases11
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


knemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident03033396.496.8
January166.2.2
February242.1.1
March352.2.2
April459.2.2
May553.2.2
June690.3.3
July794.3.3
August8111.4.4
September9191.6.6
October1087.3.3
November1176.2.2
December1267.2.2
Don't know-1137.4Missing
Valid cases31321Missing cases137
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident03033396.496.8
19921.0.0
19941.0.0
19951.0.0
19961.0.0
19974.0.0
19988.0.0
199913.0.0
2000168.5.5
20017902.52.5
200221.1.1
Don't know-1117.4Missing
Valid cases31341Missing cases117
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02763287.888.0
Deceased1143.5.5
Separation/divorce291.3.3
University/coll354.2.2
Institution421.1.1
Left for job562.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio6108.3.3
Set up own home7179.6.6
Other831039.99.9
Don't know-165.2Missing
Valid cases31393Missing cases65
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02763287.897.5
January140.1.1
February231.1.1
March334.1.1
April437.1.1
May539.1.1
June698.3.3
July782.3.3
August872.2.3
September9105.3.4
October1064.2.2
November1163.2.2
December1235.1.1
Don't know-131269.9Missing
Valid cases28332Missing cases3126
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text KEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02763287.897.4
19961.0.0
19981.0.0
19993.0.0
2000119.4.4
20016142.02.2
20025.0.0
Don't know-130839.8Missing
Valid cases28375Missing cases3083
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text KEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02763287.896.6
At prev Wave HH1116.4.4
New local add- known2218.7.8
In GB priv add known3122.4.4
In GB priv add unkno4129.4.5
Outside GB517.1.1
TSM - won't follow6220.7.8
Deceased7143.5.5
Don't know-128619.1Missing
Valid cases28597Missing cases2861
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text KEG14, KEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11806657.457.4
Proxy interview24751.51.5
Telephone intvw33261.01.0
Refusal1013494.34.3
Other non-intvw113951.31.3
Moved126262.02.0
Child under 162013394.34.3
Youth Interview2114134.54.5
Youth: Refusal22120.4.4
Youth: Oth non-int2355.2.2
Child under 112430489.79.7
Refusal/non-int HH306472.12.1
Non-int/non-int HH31129.4.4
Moved/non-int HH32124.4.4
Child in non-int HH405.0.0
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4132.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4216.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH4396.3.3
Refusal/non-cont HH50237.8.8
Age, infirm/NC HH52161.5.5
Non-cont/NC HH5311563.73.7
Out of scope/NC HH545001.61.6
Institutnsd/NC HH5547.1.1
Untraced mover5665.2.2
Child ref/NC HH6070.2.2
Chd infirm/NC HH622.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63240.8.8
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6475.2.2
Chd untraced mover667.0.0
No one elig in HH804101.31.3
Prev wave adamant re8184.3.3
Dead99143.5.5
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAn important variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxies have been merged with that from respondents. Proxies and telephone interviewees, however, have zero respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. Additional categories and minor recoding in comparison with Wave One. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text KEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill139.12.4
Too elderly26.0.4
Senile317.11.0
Speaks no English410.0.6
Stressful fam sit57.0.4
Care of ill/old104.0.2
Childcare115.0.3
R. rarely home12247.814.9
R. temp. absent1347.12.8
Too busy14164.59.9
No confidentlty2010.0.6
Q's too personal2137.12.2
Won't bother30242.814.6
Survey too long3211.0.7
Waste of time3344.12.7
Prev bad exprnce343.0.2
HH mem says refuse4011.0.7
Othr says refuse411.0.1
HH mem refs for R4232.11.9
Risk other response43240.814.5
Other9617.11.0
No reason given994611.527.9
Inapplicable-82980394.7Missing
Valid cases1655Missing cases29803
Question RouteIF (KIVFIO = 10 or 11) Asked if R refuses interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text KEG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field13.0.2
No re-issue to field216525.399.8
Inapplicable-82980394.7Missing
Valid cases1655Missing cases29803
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether individual re-issued to field after conversion attempt.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
duplicate08222.612.61
final record13063697.3997.39
Total31458100.00
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAllows identification of the last h/hold where the sample member was expected to be found.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv102114467.267.2
Interviews + proxies1113094.24.2
Interviews + refusal12412313.113.1
HH comp + ques only137.0.0
Pxy at original addr159.0.0
Phone interview only166592.12.1
Youth Interview only1713.0.0
Address not found5012654.04.0
No HH member contact51235.7.7
Refus to Rsrch Cntre604751.51.5
Refusal to intviewer616752.12.1
No intv.: Age/health63200.6.6
Moved prev wave add7081.3.3
Out scope-institut'n8048.2.2
Moved out of scope815801.81.8
Whole HH deceased9069.2.2
No PSM's resident914821.51.5
Adamant refusal9284.3.3
Valid cases31458Missing 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.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kmemorigsample origin
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11503847.847.8
ECHP - SCPR212504.04.0
ECHP - ONS311433.63.6
ECHP - NI43351.11.1
Wales new sample5427913.613.6
Scotland new sample6422513.413.4
N.I. new sample7518816.516.5
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ksampstSample membership status
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-88212.61Missing
Continuing OSM11039133.0333.92
W1 non-cont/enum2870.280.28
Birth - OSM318825.986.14
PSM: parent of OSM45591.781.82
TSM527628.789.02
ECHP subsample622077.027.2
ECHP rejoiner760.020.02
Scot/Wales/NI new sample81207438.3839.41
SW W9 non-cont/enum96692.132.18
Total31458100.00
Valid cases30637Missing cases821
Question RouteUses KFINLOC KIVFIO PID on Record KINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteO/P/TSM - Original/ Permanent/ Temporary Sample Member. See Section on Sampling in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11951762.063.7
Mover within GB219716.36.4
Mover outside GB367.2.2
Mover back to GB424.1.1
Mover - location unk53131.01.0
Ineligible TSM non-m6151.5.5
Ineligible TSM mover7244.8.8
New entrant this wav8619919.720.2
Dead9144.5.5
Mover status unknown1019756.36.5
Inel TSM - dk mover1113.0.0
Missing-919.1Missing
Not applicable-88212.6Missing
Valid cases30618Missing cases840
Question RouteUses KFINLOC KIVFIO PID KSAMPST KLVLOC on Record KINDSAMP. Uses KHHMOVE KIVFHO on Record KHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved since previous Wave. Not applicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Volume A, Section V.2.2 on Weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases31458Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Volume A, Section V.2.1 on Weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases31458Missing 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 OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases31458Missing 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 OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases31458Missing 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 OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


klewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeKINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases31458Missing 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 OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeKINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.6680.520696.55
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0019146.1100.0
Missing-9.0057.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.002948793.7Missing
Valid cases1914Missing cases29544
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
NoteIf respondent has moved then this shows the distance in kilometres from previous residence.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18