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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

lhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12209Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeLHHSAMP
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12209Missing 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


livnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections17566.26.2
No corrections reqd.21006782.582.5
New address (known)38977.37.3
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44894.04.0
Valid cases12209Missing 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


liviaInterviewer area
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12209Missing 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


lividInterviewer number
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12209Missing 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


livlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.642.10030
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9151112.38Missing
[Value >= 0]1069887.62100.0
Total12209100.00
Valid cases10698Missing cases1511
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


livtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.492.06014
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91098990.01Missing
[Value >= 0]12209.99100.0
Total12209100.00
Valid cases1220Missing cases10989
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


liviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12209Missing 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


livfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10749061.361.3
Interviews + proxies113232.62.6
Interviews + refusal1211789.69.6
HH Comp + ques only131.0.0
Pxy at original addr154.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only163512.92.9
Youth Interview only176.0.0
Address not found506675.55.5
No HH member contact511531.31.3
Refus to Rsrch Cntre603302.72.7
Refusal to intviewer613002.52.5
No intv.: Age/health631821.51.5
Moved prev wave add7074.6.6
Out scope-institut'n8051.4.4
Moved out of scope814353.63.6
Whole HH deceased9050.4.4
No PSM's resident912632.22.2
Adamant refusal9279.6.6
L-t untrace, w-drawn932722.22.2
Valid cases12209Missing 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


livosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93973.25Missing
inapplicable-81100590.14Missing
Total12209100.00
Valid cases807Missing cases11402
Question RouteIF (LIVFHO = 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


livnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-98747.16Missing
inapplicable-81100590.14Missing
Total12209100.00
Valid cases330Missing cases11879
Question RouteIF (LIVFHO = 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


livrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill196.88.0
Too elderly226.22.2
Senile310.1.8
Stressful fam sit564.55.3
Care of ill/old102.0.2
Childcare115.0.4
R. rarely home1217.11.4
R. temp. absent1314.11.2
Too busy141261.010.5
No confidentiality203.0.2
Q's too personal2123.21.9
Won't bother301281.010.6
Nothing changed314.0.3
Survey too long3225.22.1
Waste of time3315.11.2
Prev bad exprnce343.0.2
Probs gift voucher352.0.2
HH mem says refuse4011.1.9
Othr says refuse4173.66.1
No HH member contact941961.616.3
Out scope-instit'n959.1.7
Other9661.55.1
No reason given992912.424.2
Inapplicable-81100590.1Missing
Valid cases1204Missing cases11005
Question RouteIF (LIVFHO = 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


livisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11076388.288.2
No/inac'sble hhold 029357.77.7
No/retiring hhold 033572.92.9
No/inlgble splt-off41541.31.3
Valid cases12209Missing 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


livconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted17886.565.4
No convrsion attempt24163.434.6
Inapplicable-81100590.1Missing
Valid cases1204Missing cases11005
Question RouteIF (LIVFHO = 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


livreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field14213.435.0
No re-issue to field27836.465.0
Inapplicable-81100590.1Missing
Valid cases1204Missing cases11005
Question RouteIF (LIVFHO = 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


lhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0285623.423.4
Yes1894673.373.3
No255.5.5
Telephone Q. only33512.92.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases12208Missing cases1
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


lhhorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1643752.752.7
Wales new sample5181514.914.9
Scotland new sample6188015.415.4
N.I. new sample7207717.017.0
Valid cases12209Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12209Missing 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


lregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11681.41.6
Outer London23172.63.1
R. of South East39617.99.4
South West44884.04.8
East Anglia52181.82.1
East Midlands64353.64.3
West Midlands Conurb71761.41.7
R. of West Midlands82672.22.6
Greater Manchester92041.72.0
Merseyside10114.91.1
R. of North West112482.02.4
South Yorkshire121481.21.4
West Yorkshire131781.51.7
Humber141811.51.8
Wear151191.01.2
R. of North161991.61.9
Wales17173214.217.0
Scotland18198116.219.4
Northern Ireland19207717.020.3
Missing-9199816.4Missing
Valid cases10211Missing cases1998
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


lhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1901073.873.8
Mover household2126910.410.4
Part Mover HH3103.8.8
Whole HH deceased458.5.5
HH out of scope5100.8.8
No elig. HH members62572.12.1
Unknown status8133610.910.9
All FINLOC=0976.6.6
Valid cases12209Missing cases0
Question RouteUses LIVNADD LIVIA LIVFHO on Record LHHSAMP.
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 TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6437Missing cases5772
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


lxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12209Missing 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


lxhwtuk2Household weight within UK estimates
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12209Missing 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


lstrataStratification class
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10132Missing cases2077
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeLHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10132Missing cases2077
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeLHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12492.02.4
North West26725.56.5
Yorkshire and the Hu35364.45.1
East Midlands44533.74.3
West Midlands54633.84.4
East of England64964.14.8
London75084.24.9
South East87486.17.2
South West95084.24.9
Wales10177714.617.1
Scotland11204716.819.7
Northern Ireland12195816.018.8
Missing-9179414.7Missing
Valid cases10415Missing cases1794
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