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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

mhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12176Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeMHHSAMP
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections17346.06.0
No corrections reqd.21003282.482.4
New address (known)39217.67.6
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44894.04.0
Valid cases12176Missing 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


miviaInterviewer area
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12176Missing 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


miviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mividInterviewer number
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.612.09022
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03913.23.8
Amount stated1979980.596.2
Missing or wild-9198616.3Missing
Valid cases10190Missing cases1986
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


mivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.512.14028
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04974.139.1
Amount stated17746.460.9
Missing or wild-91090589.6Missing
Valid cases1271Missing cases10905
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


mneloclyNI unlisted resident
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text We have {no. of new entrants listed} people listed who were not part of the survey sample last year. Can you tell me whether they/you were...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inapplicable-81215799.899.8
All/both same HH LY113.1.1
Live in 2 sep HH LY23.0.0
Live in 3 sep HH LY31.0.0
Live in 4 sep HH LY42.0.0
Valid cases12176Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (MHHORIG = 7) Asked if Household is in Northern Ireland new sample.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW13


mivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10739460.760.7
Interviews + proxies113312.72.7
Interviews + refusal1210108.38.3
Pxy at original addr156.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only163012.52.5
Youth Interview only173.0.0
Address not found507896.56.5
No HH member contact5193.8.8
Refus to Rsrch Cntre603753.13.1
Refusal to intviewer612492.02.0
No intv.: Age/health632131.71.7
Moved prev wave add7060.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8070.6.6
Moved out of scope815304.44.4
Whole HH deceased9067.6.6
No PSM's resident912962.42.4
Adamant refusal922682.22.2
Withdrawn before fie961211.01.0
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93923.22Missing
inapplicable-81108491.03Missing
Total12176100.00
Valid cases700Missing cases11476
Question RouteIF (MIVFHO = 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


mivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97966.54Missing
inapplicable-81108491.03Missing
Total12176100.00
Valid cases296Missing cases11880
Question RouteIF (MIVFHO = 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


mivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill179.67.2
Too elderly218.11.6
Senile312.11.1
Speaks no English41.0.1
Stressful fam sit574.66.8
Care of ill/old1013.11.2
Childcare113.0.3
R. rarely home1217.11.6
R. temp. absent133.0.3
Too busy141281.111.7
No confidentiality202.0.2
Q's too personal2117.11.6
Won't bother30104.99.5
Nothing changed315.0.5
Survey too long3211.11.0
Waste of time3312.11.1
HH mem says refuse4010.1.9
Othr says refuse4118.11.6
No HH member contact941431.213.1
Out scope-instit'n957.1.6
Other961411.212.9
No reason given992742.325.1
Inapplicable-81108491.0Missing
Valid cases1092Missing cases11084
Question RouteIF (MIVFHO = 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


mivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted16305.257.7
No convrsion attempt24623.842.3
Inapplicable-81108491.0Missing
Valid cases1092Missing cases11084
Question RouteIF (MIVFHO = 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


mivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field13492.932.0
No re-issue to field27436.168.0
Inapplicable-81108491.0Missing
Valid cases1092Missing cases11084
Question RouteIF (MIVFHO = 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


mivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11041985.685.6
No/inac'sble hhold 02129810.710.7
No/retiring hhold 032842.32.3
No/inlgble splt-off41751.41.4
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0313125.725.7
Yes1868771.371.3
No257.5.5
Telephone Q. only33012.52.5
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mhhorigSample origin
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1625651.451.4
Wales new sample5183815.115.1
Scotland new sample6191115.715.7
N.I. new sample7217117.817.8
Valid cases12176Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11581.31.6
Outer London23072.53.0
R. of South East39557.89.5
South West44703.94.7
East Anglia52211.82.2
East Midlands64323.54.3
West Midlands Conurb71721.41.7
R. of West Midlands82632.22.6
Greater Manchester92071.72.0
Merseyside10115.91.1
R. of North West112472.02.4
South Yorkshire121561.31.5
West Yorkshire131721.41.7
Humber141761.41.7
Wear15114.91.1
R. of North161991.62.0
Wales17166013.616.4
Scotland18190915.718.9
Northern Ireland19217117.821.5
Missing-9207217.0Missing
Valid cases10104Missing cases2072
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


mhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1874371.871.8
Mover household211739.69.6
Part Mover HH397.8.8
Whole HH deceased469.6.6
HH out of scope5107.9.9
No elig. HH members62952.42.4
Unknown status8162813.413.4
All FINLOC=0964.5.5
Valid cases12176Missing cases0
Question RouteUses MIVNADD MIVIA MIVFHO on Record MHHSAMP.
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 TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6256Missing cases5920
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


mxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mxhwtuk2Household weight within UK estimates
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases12176Missing 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


mstrataStratification class
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10005Missing cases2171
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeMHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10005Missing cases2171
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeMHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12462.02.4
North West26755.56.7
Yorkshire and the Hu35234.35.2
East Midlands44463.74.4
West Midlands54613.84.5
East of England64884.04.8
London74924.04.9
South East87456.17.4
South West94974.14.9
Wales10170014.016.8
Scotland11197616.219.5
Northern Ireland12188315.518.6
Missing-9204416.8Missing
Valid cases10132Missing cases2044
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