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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text LEG3
Valid cases29294Missing 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 TypeLINDSAMP
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lpnoperson number
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11220841.741.7
2827428.228.2
3463315.815.8
427169.39.3
59883.43.4
62991.01.0
7112.4.4
838.1.1
914.0.0
106.0.0
113.0.0
121.0.0
131.0.0
141.0.0
Valid cases29294Missing 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


liviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text LEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11716458.660.6
Eligible but not int227099.29.6
Youth int314575.05.1
Child < 114420214.314.8
Adult in non-int hho527749.59.8
Retired rejoiner625.1.1
Inapplicable-89633.3Missing
Valid cases28331Missing cases963
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


livstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text LEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed12021969.071.4
New entrant 16yrs23941.31.4
New entrant adult319146.56.8
Youth416065.55.7
Child5399513.614.1
Check6173.6.6
Deceased730.1.1
Inapplicable-89633.3Missing
Valid cases28331Missing cases963
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


liveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text LEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12608989.192.1
No222407.67.9
Inapplicable-89653.3Missing
Valid cases28329Missing cases965
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


lhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 12 non-contact0326111.111.1
Enum member resident12377581.281.2
Enum member absent277.3.3
Enum member moved38883.03.0
Enum member deceased4173.6.6
Enum membr -rejoiner5132.5.5
New entrant -residen69143.13.1
New entrant - absent71.0.0
Retired rejoiner825.1.1
LISW non-con at 101148.2.2
Valid cases29294Missing 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


lnewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02822296.396.4
New baby1260.9.9
Marriage/cohabitatio2260.9.9
Return from uni/coll342.1.1
Return frm institutn42.0.0
Never left517.1.1
Moved in with parent6217.7.7
Shared accommodation7189.6.6
Other877.3.3
Don't know-18.0Missing
Valid cases29286Missing cases8
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


lnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02823596.496.8
January169.2.2
February252.2.2
March363.2.2
April448.2.2
May568.2.2
June693.3.3
July7106.4.4
August891.3.3
September9163.6.6
October1067.2.2
November1162.2.2
December1262.2.2
Don't know-1115.4Missing
Valid cases29179Missing cases115
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


lneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02823596.496.7
19971.0.0
19981.0.0
19992.0.0
20006.0.0
2001140.5.5
20028052.72.8
200312.0.0
Don't know-192.3Missing
Valid cases29202Missing cases92
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


llvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02497285.285.6
Deceased1173.6.6
Separation/divorce2114.4.4
University/coll364.2.2
Institution48.0.0
Left for job557.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio6100.3.3
Set up own home7213.7.7
Other8348711.911.9
Don't know-1106.4Missing
Valid cases29188Missing cases106
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


llvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02497285.297.0
January149.2.2
February251.2.2
March354.2.2
April448.2.2
May542.1.2
June672.2.3
July774.3.3
August880.3.3
September9119.4.5
October1066.2.3
November1160.2.2
December1249.2.2
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1355712.1Missing
Valid cases25736Missing cases3558
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


llvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text LEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02497285.296.9
200019.1.1
2001142.5.6
20026172.12.4
200319.1.1
Don't know-1352512.0Missing
Valid cases25769Missing cases3525
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


llvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text LEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01987567.895.6
At prev Wave HH1123.4.6
New local add- known2207.71.0
In GB priv add known3108.4.5
In GB priv add unkno4123.4.6
Outside GB513.0.1
TSM - won't follow6203.71.0
Deceased7140.5.7
Inapplicable-8549718.8Missing
Don't know-1300510.3Missing
Valid cases20792Missing cases8502
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


livfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text LEG14, LEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11570853.653.6
Proxy interview23741.31.3
Telephone intvw35151.81.8
Refusal1012834.44.4
Other non-intvw113811.31.3
Moved126742.32.3
Child under 162011533.93.9
Youth Interview2112794.44.4
Youth: Refusal2285.3.3
Youth: Oth non-int2341.1.1
Child under 112426168.98.9
Refusal/non-int HH3010473.63.6
Non-int/non-int HH31100.3.3
Moved/non-int HH32214.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4122.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4220.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH43172.6.6
Refusal/non-cont HH50131.4.4
Age, infirm/NC HH52165.6.6
Non-cont/NC HH5310743.73.7
Out of scope/NC HH546192.12.1
Institutnsd/NC HH5551.2.2
Child ref/NC HH6036.1.1
Chd infirm/NC HH622.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63244.8.8
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6494.3.3
Chd instit/NC HH651.0.0
No one elig in HH804131.41.4
Prev wave adamant re81167.6.6
L-t untrace, w-drawn824401.51.5
Dead99173.6.6
Valid cases29294Missing 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


livrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text LEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill134.12.2
Too elderly226.11.7
Senile319.11.2
Speaks no English48.0.5
Stressful fam sit520.11.3
Care of ill/old102.0.1
R. rarely home12202.712.8
R. temp. absent1341.12.6
Too busy14157.510.0
No confidentlty2011.0.7
Q's too personal2127.11.7
Won't bother30276.917.5
Survey too long3213.0.8
Waste of time3329.11.8
Prev bad exprnce342.0.1
HH mem says refuse407.0.4
Othr says refuse412.0.1
HH mem refs for R4232.12.0
Risk other response43122.47.8
Other9635.12.2
No reason given995081.732.3
Inapplicable-82772194.6Missing
Valid cases1573Missing cases27721
Question RouteIF (LIVFIO = 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


livireisre-issued to field
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text LEG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No re-issue to field215735.4100.0
Inapplicable-82772194.6Missing
Valid cases1573Missing cases27721
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


lexp2movlikelihood of move
Record TypeLINDSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely18472.96.7
Quite likely28122.86.5
Quite unlikely314014.811.1
Very unlikely4950732.575.7
Missing or wild-92921.0Missing
Not applicable-81643556.1Missing
Valid cases12567Missing cases16727
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
Variable OccurrenceW12


lfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate08883.03.0
Final record12840697.097.0
Valid cases29294Missing 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


livfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101823262.262.2
Interviews + proxies1110443.63.6
Interviews + refusal12403313.813.8
HH comp + ques only131.0.0
Pxy at original addr157.0.0
Phone interview only168673.03.0
Youth Interview only1720.1.1
Address not found5010833.73.7
No HH member contact512881.01.0
Refus to Rsrch Cntre607582.62.6
Refusal to intviewer617312.52.5
No intv.: Age/health63214.7.7
Moved prev wave add7081.3.3
Out scope-institut'n8053.2.2
Moved out of scope817172.42.4
Whole HH deceased9051.2.2
No PSM's resident915061.71.7
Adamant refusal92168.6.6
L-t untrace, w-drawn934401.51.5
Valid cases29294Missing 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


lmemorigsample origin
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11515751.751.7
Wales new sample5436114.914.9
Scotland new sample6427914.614.6
N.I. new sample7549718.818.8
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lsampstSample membership status
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-88883.03Missing
Continuing OSM11026135.0336.12
W1 non-cont/enum2870.300.31
Birth - OSM320116.867.08
PSM: parent of OSM46212.122.19
TSM527349.339.62
Scot/Wales/NI new sample81202741.0642.34
SW W9 non-cont/enum96652.272.34
Total29294100.00
Valid cases28406Missing cases888
Question RouteUses LFINLOC LIVFIO PID on Record LINDSAMP. 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


lmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover12210475.577.8
Mover within GB220447.07.2
Mover outside GB3170.6.6
Mover back to GB414.0.0
Mover - location unk53951.31.4
Ineligible TSM non-m6146.5.5
Ineligible TSM mover7250.9.9
New entrant this wav89633.33.4
Dead9173.6.6
Mover status unknown1021307.37.5
Inel TSM - dk mover1117.1.1
Not applicable-88883.0Missing
Valid cases28406Missing cases888
Question RouteUses LFINLOC LIVFIO PID LSAMPST LLVLOC on Record LINDSAMP. Uses LHHMOVE LIVFHO on Record LHHSAMP.
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


llewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing 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


llrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing 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


llrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the Scottish and Welsh extensions samples. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 9. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the Scottish and Welsh extensions samples. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 9. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the Scottish and Welsh extensions samples. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 9. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the Scottish and Welsh extensions samples. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 9. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llrwtuk1longit'l resp. weight inc all samples
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the extension samples in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 11. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llewtuk1longit'l enum. weight inc all samples
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the extension samples in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 11. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llrwtuk2longit'l resp. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the extension samples in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 11. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


llewtuk2longit'l enum. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeLINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29294Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the longitudinal analysis of the original BHPS sample in combination with the extension samples in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on original and permanent sample members present in Wave 11. See Volume A, Section V.2.5
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ldistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeLINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
28.5075.270681.41
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0019756.7100.0
Missing-9.0069.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.002725093.0Missing
Valid cases1975Missing cases27319
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