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mneighNeighbourhood good/bad place to live
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (127)
Question Number and Text MF53 : Finally, we are interested in people's views about their neighbourhood. Overall do you think your neighbourhood is a good or a bad place to live?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Good11086066.986.6
Bad25953.74.7
Mixed310846.78.6
Inapplicable-8275317.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Don't know-155.3Missing
Valid cases12539Missing cases3699
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 1 OR 5 OR 6) Asked if R is from LIB/LIS/LIW samples.
Index TermsGeographic Location
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW8 W13 W18


mneigh1Why N'hood good/bad place: 1st reason
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (127)
Question Number and Text MF54 : Why do you say that? (What makes your neighbourhood a good/bad place to live)
Valid cases12530Missing cases3708
Index TermsGeographic Location
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee coding frame in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W13 W18


mneigh2Why N'hood good/bad place: 2nd reason
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (127)
Question Number and Text MF54 : Why do you say that? (What makes your neighbourhood a good/bad place to live)
Valid cases12594Missing cases3644
Index TermsGeographic Location
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee coding frame in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W13 W18


mneigh3Why N'hood good/bad place: 3rd reason
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (127)
Question Number and Text MF54 : Why do you say that? (What makes your neighbourhood a good/bad place to live)
Valid cases12594Missing cases3644
Index TermsGeographic Location
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee coding frame in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W13 W18


mneigh4Why N'hood good/bad place: 4th reason
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (127)
Question Number and Text MF54 : Why do you say that? (What makes your neighbourhood a good/bad place to live)
Valid cases12594Missing cases3644
Index TermsGeographic Location
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee coding frame in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW8 W13 W18


mdfwldDifferent world in future for young
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF63 : Do you think children born today will face a very different world than you did when you were growing up?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1255515.793.4
No21811.16.6
Inapplicable-81259477.6Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-115.1Missing
Valid cases2736Missing cases13502
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample
Index TermsChildren
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W10 W13 W15


mdfwld1Why kid's world different: 1st mention
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF64A1 : What do you have in mind? (1)
Valid cases2540Missing cases13698
Index TermsChildren
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteA coding frame for this variable, with notes, appears in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW6 W10 W13 W15


mdfwld2Why kid's world different: 2nd mention
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF64A2 : What do you have in mind? (2)
Valid cases2555Missing cases13683
Index TermsChildren
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for MDFWLD1.
Variable OccurrenceW6 W10 W13 W15


mdfwld3Why kid's world different: 3rd mention
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF648A3 : What do you have in mind? (3)
Valid cases2555Missing cases13683
Index TermsChildren
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for MDFWLD1.
Variable OccurrenceW6 W10 W13 W15


mdfwld4Why kid's world different: 4th mention
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF64A4 : What do you have in mind? (4)
Valid cases2555Missing cases13683
Index TermsChildren
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for MDFWLD1.
Variable OccurrenceW6 W10 W13 W15


mivfaH/hold finance section: respondent alone
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF65A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0499930.832.6
Respondent alone11034463.767.4
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15343Missing cases895
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivfbH/hold finance section: partner alone
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF65B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01197573.778.0
Partner present1336820.722.0
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15343Missing cases895
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivfcH/hold finance section: adult present
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF65C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01419387.492.5
Other adlts pres111507.17.5
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15343Missing cases895
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivfdH/hold finance section: child present
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF65D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01421287.592.6
Children present111317.07.4
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15343Missing cases895
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivfeH/hold finance sect: supervisor present
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF65E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01516493.498.8
Supervisor present11791.11.2
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15343Missing cases895
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivfoihHour interview finished
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF66H : (Interviewer Check) Hour interview ended
Valid cases16185Missing cases53
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivfoimMinute interview finished
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (130)
Question Number and Text MF66M : (Interviewer Check) Minute interview ended
Valid cases16185Missing cases53
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivscIC: self completion document
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (131)
Question Number and Text MF67 : Interviewer check for Self-Completion
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
R compl/returned11474990.896.1
R requi assistance22131.31.4
R refused31571.01.0
Other : completed438.2.2
Other: not completed51901.21.2
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15347Missing cases891
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv1Others present during interview
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (132)
Question Number and Text MI1 : Were any other people present during any of this interview? (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1526632.434.3
No21007562.065.7
Missing or wild-96.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15341Missing cases897
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv2Did others influence interview
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (132)
Question Number and Text MI2 : Did any of these people seem to influence any of the answers given by the respondent? (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
A great deal111.1.2
A fair amount246.3.9
A little33061.95.7
Not at all4497530.693.2
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Inapplicable-81037863.9Missing
Proxy respondent-75083.1Missing
Valid cases5338Missing cases10900
Question RouteIF (MIV1 = 1) Asked if other people present during any of interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv4Cooperation of respondent
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (132)
Question Number and Text MI4 : In general, the respondent's co-operation during the interview was ...... (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very good11414487.187.8
Good215709.79.7
Fair33362.12.1
Poor447.3.3
Very poor516.1.1
Missing or wild-9125.8Missing
Valid cases16113Missing cases125
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv5Completion of tracking schedule
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI5 : Was the respondent willing to complete the tracking schedule? (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes, completed11478291.096.4
No, refused24032.52.6
Other31551.01.0
Missing or wild-97.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15340Missing cases898
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv6aProblems affecting interview: eyesight
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI6A : Did the respondent have any of the following problems which may have affected the interview? Poor eyesight (blindness). (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12001.21.3
No21514293.398.7
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15342Missing cases896
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv6bProblems affecting interview: hearing
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI6B : Did the respondent have any of the following problems which may have affected the interview? Hearing problems. (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14072.52.7
No21493592.097.3
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15342Missing cases896
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv6cProblems affecting interview: reading
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI6C : Did the respondent have any of the following problems which may have affected the interview? Reading difficulties. (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11571.01.0
No21518593.599.0
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15342Missing cases896
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv6dProblems affecting interview: english
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI6D : Did the respondent have any of the following problems which may have affected the interview? English was 2nd language. (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1120.7.8
No21522293.799.2
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15342Missing cases896
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv6eProblems affecting interview: language
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI6E : Did the respondent have any of the following problems which may have affected the interview? Other language problems. (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes120.1.1
No21532294.499.9
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15342Missing cases896
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv6fProblems affecting interview: interprete
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI7 : Was an interpreter used? (Interviewer observations)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes134.2.2
No21530894.399.8
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases15342Missing cases896
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miv7PNO of interpreter
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (133)
Question Number and Text MI8 : Write in person number of interpreter from household grid or 00 if not in household
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No interpreter HH04.011.8
115.144.1
27.020.6
34.011.8
61.02.9
72.05.9
81.02.9
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-81530894.3Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Valid cases34Missing cases16204
Question RouteIF (MIV6F = 1) Asked if R used an interpreter
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqaGHQ: concentration
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (2)
Question Number and Text MS1A : Have you recently....been able to concentrate on whatever you're doing?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93612.22Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Better thn usual19505.856.34
Same as usual21135169.9075.74
Less than usual3234214.4215.63
Much less thn usual43432.112.29
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14986Missing cases1252
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NotePart of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) question battery originally developed as a screening instrument for psychiatric illness, but is often used as an indicator of subjective well-being. See note on variable wHLGHQ1 in Notes on Derived Variables in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqbGHQ: loss of sleep
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (2)
Question Number and Text MS1B : Have you recently....lost much sleep over worry?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93942.43Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not at all1491730.2832.88
No more than usual2730544.9948.85
Rather more thn usul3228214.0515.26
Much more than usual44492.773.0
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14953Missing cases1285
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqcGHQ: playing a useful role
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (2)
Question Number and Text MS1C : Have you recently....felt that you were playing a useful part in things?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93872.38Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
More than usual1188111.5812.57
Same as usual21128169.4775.41
Less so314719.069.83
Much less43272.012.19
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14960Missing cases1278
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqdGHQ: capable of making decisions
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (2)
Question Number and Text MS1D : Have you recently....felt capable of making decisions about things?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93852.37Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
More so than usual1186911.5112.49
Same as usual21167571.9078.03
Less so than usual312447.668.31
Much less capable41741.071.16
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14962Missing cases1276
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqeGHQ: constantly under strain
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (3)
Question Number and Text MS1E : Have you recently....felt constantly under strain?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93732.30Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not at all1319419.6721.33
No more than usual2784448.3152.38
Rather more3334020.5722.31
Much more45963.673.98
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14974Missing cases1264
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqfGHQ: problem overcoming difficulties
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (3)
Question Number and Text MS1F : Have you recently....felt you couldn't overcome your difficulties?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94012.47Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not at all1505331.1233.81
No more than usual2780748.0852.23
Rather more3179411.0512.0
Much more42921.801.95
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14946Missing cases1292
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqgGHQ: enjoy day-to-day activities
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (3)
Question Number and Text MS1G : Have you recently....been able to enjoy your normal day-to- day activities?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93852.37Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
More so than usual113258.168.86
Same as usual21090867.1872.9
Less so than usual3231214.2415.45
Much less than usual44172.572.79
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14962Missing cases1276
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqhGHQ: ability to face problems
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (3)
Question Number and Text MS1H : Have you recently....been able to face up to problems?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94082.51Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
More so than usual113608.389.1
Same as usual21186673.0879.43
Less so than usual314578.979.75
Much less than usual42561.581.71
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14939Missing cases1299
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqiGHQ: unhappy or depressed
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (3)
Question Number and Text MS1I : Have you recently....been feeling unhappy or depressed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93822.35Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not at all1542533.4136.25
No more than usual2640039.4142.77
Rather more3256915.8217.17
Much more45713.523.82
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14965Missing cases1273
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqjGHQ: losing confidence
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (4)
Question Number and Text MS1J : Have you recently....been losing confidence in yourself?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93812.35Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not at all1713343.9347.66
No more than usual2582335.8638.91
Rather more3169010.4111.29
Much more43201.972.14
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14966Missing cases1272
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqkGHQ: believe in self-worth
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (4)
Question Number and Text MS1K : Have you recently....been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94042.49Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not at all1986860.7766.04
No more than usual2399224.5826.71
Rather more38425.195.63
Much more42411.481.61
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14943Missing cases1295
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mghqlGHQ: general happiness
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (4)
Question Number and Text MS1L : Have you recently....been feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93912.41Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
More so than usual1217413.3914.54
Same as usual21080266.5272.23
Less so than usual3166210.2411.11
Much less than usual43181.962.13
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14956Missing cases1282
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for MGHQA.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mopfamaPre-school child suffers if mother works
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (4)
Question Number and Text MS2A : A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94092.52Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Strongly agree110356.376.93
Agree2404924.9427.11
Neithr agree, disagree3505031.1033.81
Disagree4388923.9526.03
Strongly disagree59155.636.13
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14938Missing cases1300
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfambFamily suffers if mother works full-time
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (5)
Question Number and Text MS2B : All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full time job
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94112.53Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Strongly agree19345.756.25
Agree2397124.4526.59
Neithr agree, disagree3451427.8030.22
Disagree4433926.7229.05
Strongly disagree511777.257.88
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14935Missing cases1303
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsGender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfamcWoman and family happier if she works
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (5)
Question Number and Text MS2C : A woman and her family would all be happier if she goes out to work
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94072.51Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Strongly agree12521.551.69
Agree2226613.9515.17
Neithr agree, disagree3831451.2055.65
Disagree4368022.6624.63
Strongly disagree54272.632.86
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14939Missing cases1299
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsGender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfamdHusband and wife should both contribute
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (5)
Question Number and Text MS2D : Both the husband and wife should contribute to the household income
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94072.51Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Strongly agree1208512.8413.96
Agree2582235.8538.97
Neithr agree, disagree3538933.1936.07
Disagree414979.2210.02
Strongly disagree51460.900.98
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14939Missing cases1299
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsGender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfameFull time job makes woman independent
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (5)
Question Number and Text MS2E : Having a full-time job is the best way for a woman to be an independent person
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94122.54Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Strongly agree110476.457.01
Agree2466028.7031.2
Neithr agree, disagree3562834.6637.68
Disagree4328520.2322.0
Strongly disagree53151.942.11
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14935Missing cases1303
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsGender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfamfHusband should earn, wife stay at home
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (6)
Question Number and Text MS2F : A husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94092.52Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Strongly agree16654.104.45
Agree2196312.0913.14
Neithr agree, disagree3405724.9827.16
Disagree4571435.1938.25
Strongly disagree5253815.6316.99
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14937Missing cases1301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsGender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfamgChildren need father as much as mother
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (6)
Question Number and Text MS2G : Children need a father to be as closely involved in their upbringing as the mother
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94052.49Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Strongly agree1469828.9331.44
Agree2787448.4952.7
Neithr agree, disagree315929.8010.66
Disagree46163.794.12
Strongly disagree51610.991.08
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14941Missing cases1297
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfamhEmployers should help with childcare
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (6)
Question Number and Text MS2H : Employers should make special arrangements to help mothers combine jobs and childcare
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94182.57Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Strongly agree1338220.8322.66
Agree2793048.8453.12
Neithr agree, disagree3266916.4417.88
Disagree48555.275.73
Strongly disagree5920.570.62
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14928Missing cases1310
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsChild Care
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mopfamiSingle parents are as good as couples
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (6)
Question Number and Text MS2I : A single parent can bring up children as well as a couple
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94112.53Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-220.01Missing
Strongly agree1177310.9211.87
Agree2562234.6237.65
Neithr agree, disagree3354821.8523.76
Disagree4344621.2223.07
Strongly disagree55453.363.65
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14934Missing cases1304
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mlfsat1Satisfaction with: health
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (7)
Question Number and Text MS3A : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........Your health
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94112.53Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not satisfied at all16133.784.1
25863.613.92
313038.028.72
Not satis/dissat4200112.3213.4
5329420.2922.05
6439027.0429.39
Completely satisfied7274916.9318.41
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14936Missing cases1302
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat2Satisfaction with: income of hhold
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (7)
Question Number and Text MS3B : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........The income of your household
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94252.62Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not satisfied at all16253.854.19
27804.805.23
3163510.0710.96
Not satis/dissat4283017.4318.97
5413625.4727.72
6309719.0720.75
Completely satisfied7181911.2012.19
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14922Missing cases1316
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat3Satisfaction with: house/flat
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (7)
Question Number and Text MS3C : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........Your house/flat
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94502.77Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not satisfied at all12571.581.73
22771.711.86
37534.645.05
Not satis/dissat416199.9710.87
5317719.5721.33
6467228.7731.36
Completely satisfied7414225.5127.8
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14897Missing cases1341
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat4Satisfaction with: spouse/partner
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (7)
Question Number and Text MS3D : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........Your husband/wife/partner
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94842.98Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Doesn't apply0416725.6628.04
Not satisfied at all1990.610.67
2940.580.63
32541.561.71
Not satis/dissat44852.993.26
59786.026.58
6247515.2416.65
Completely satisfied7631038.8642.46
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14862Missing cases1376
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat5Satisfaction with: job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (7)
Question Number and Text MS3E : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........Your job (if in employment)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-95483.37Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Doesn't apply0551733.9837.28
Not satisfied at all12181.341.47
23312.042.24
37294.494.93
Not satis/dissat413748.469.28
5269316.5818.2
6268216.5218.12
Completely satisfied712557.738.48
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14799Missing cases1439
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat6Satisfaction with: social life
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (8)
Question Number and Text MS3F : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........Your social life
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94462.75Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not satisfied at all13892.402.61
25793.573.89
313518.329.07
Not satis/dissat4266616.4217.89
5416025.6227.92
6339820.9322.8
Completely satisfied7235814.5215.82
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14901Missing cases1337
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat7Satisfaction with: amount of leisure time
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (8)
Question Number and Text MS3G : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........The amount of leisure time you have
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94622.85Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not satisfied at all14602.833.09
27924.885.32
3179711.0712.07
Not satis/dissat4278617.1618.72
5357522.0224.02
6270216.6418.15
Completely satisfied7277317.0818.63
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14885Missing cases1353
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Leisure Activity
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsat8Satisfaction with: use of leisure time
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (8)
Question Number and Text MS3H : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........The way you spend your leisure time
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94622.85Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
Not satisfied at all14092.522.75
26594.064.43
316209.9810.88
Not satis/dissat4269616.6018.11
5393324.2226.42
6316919.5221.29
Completely satisfied7239914.7716.12
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14885Missing cases1353
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Leisure Activity
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsatoSatisfaction with: life overall
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (8)
Question Number and Text MS4A : How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with.........your life overall
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94472.75Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-240.02Missing
Not satisfied at all12461.511.65
23021.862.03
38225.065.52
Not satis/dissat4196312.0913.18
5422025.9928.33
6508631.3234.14
Completely satisfied7225713.9015.15
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14896Missing cases1342
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mlfsatlSatisfaction compared with last year
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (8)
Question Number and Text MS4B : Would you say that you are more satisfied with life, less satisfied or feel about the same as you did a year ago?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-95533.41Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-230.02Missing
More satisfied1416725.6628.17
Less satisfied2221413.6314.97
About the same3841051.7956.86
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14791Missing cases1447
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mxsupaSomeone outside HH can help if depressed
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (9)
Question Number and Text MS5A : Is there anyone you could rely on to help you from outside your own household, if you were feeling depressed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94402.71Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-260.04Missing
Yes11222775.3082.05
No215389.4710.32
Not sure311367.007.62
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14901Missing cases1337
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mxsupbSomeone outside HH can help find job
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (9)
Question Number and Text MS5B : Is there anyone you could rely on to help you from outside your own household, if you needed help finding a job for yourself or a member of your family?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1882354.360.9
No2263716.218.2
Not sure3303818.721.0
Missing or wild-97864.8Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Refused-223.1Missing
Don't know-140.2Missing
Valid cases14498Missing cases1740
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mxsupcSomeone outside HH can borrow money from
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (9)
Question Number and Text MS5C : Is there anyone you could rely on to help you from outside your own household, if you needed to borrow money to pay an urgent bill like electricity, gas, rent or mortgage?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11084366.873.5
No2225613.915.3
Not sure3165010.211.2
Missing or wild-95773.6Missing
Proxy respondent-78915.5Missing
Refused-28.0Missing
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases14749Missing cases1489
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssupaIs there someone who will listen
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (9)
Question Number and Text MS6A : Is there anyone who you can really count on to listen to you when you need to talk?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94482.76Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-240.02Missing
Yes, one person1400324.6526.87
Yes, more than one21035063.7469.49
No-one35423.343.64
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14895Missing cases1343
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssupbIs there someone to help in a crisis
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (10)
Question Number and Text MS6B : Is there anyone who you can really count on to help you out in a crisis?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94472.75Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-220.01Missing
Yes, one person1378823.3325.43
Yes, more than one21063465.4971.38
No-one34762.933.2
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14898Missing cases1340
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssupcIs there someone you can relax with
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (10)
Question Number and Text MS6C : Is there anyone who you can totally be yourself with?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94692.89Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Yes, one person1386623.8125.99
Yes, more than one21045264.3770.26
No-one35593.443.76
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14877Missing cases1361
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssupdAnyone who really appreciates you
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (10)
Question Number and Text MS6D : Is there anyone who you feel really appreciates you as a person?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94722.91Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-270.04Missing
Yes, one person1296818.2819.96
Yes, more than one21142370.3576.83
No-one34772.943.21
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14868Missing cases1370
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssupeAnyone you can count on to offer comfort
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (10)
Question Number and Text MS6E : Is there anyone who you can really count on to comfort you when you are very upset?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94712.90Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-210.01Missing
Yes, one person1402524.7927.06
Yes, more than one21028063.3169.11
No-one35703.513.83
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14875Missing cases1363
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssup1Sex of closest friend
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (11)
Question Number and Text MS7A : Is this person male or female?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-95933.65Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-2110.07Missing
Male1550233.8837.32
Female2924156.9162.68
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14743Missing cases1495
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mssupr2rRelationship of closest friend to resp
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireSelf Completion (11)
Question Number and Text MS7B : What is this person's relationship to you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94722.91Missing
proxy and/or phone-78915.49Missing
refused-240.02Missing
Nothing written in08715.365.86
Partner1540833.3036.37
Child211036.797.42
Sibling310776.637.24
Parent49205.676.19
Grandparent5190.120.13
Grandchild6100.060.07
Aunt/uncle/cousin71480.911.0
Other relative83101.912.08
Friend9500530.8233.66
Total16238100.00
Valid cases14871Missing cases1367
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocial Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW3 W5 W7 W9 W11 W13 W15 W17


mprrs2iRelationship of Proxy to Informant
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (2)
Question Number and Text MP2B : What is the relationship of the proxy informant (the person answering the questions) to the person who this proxy interview is about?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person143.311.2
Lawful spouse2149.938.9
Live-in partner356.314.6
Natural child431.28.1
Partner's child81.0.3
Daughter/son-in-law97.01.8
Nat'l brother or sis102.0.5
Bro or sis-in-law1213.13.4
Natural parent1368.417.8
Other parent142.0.5
Mother/father-in-law151.0.3
Grand child171.0.3
Aunt or uncle192.0.5
Any nephew201.0.3
Lodger or boarder231.0.3
Unrelated sharer243.0.8
Other302.0.5
Inapplicable-81585597.6Missing
Valid cases383Missing cases15855
Question RouteIF (MIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpripnPerson number of informant
Record TypeMINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (2)
Question Number and Text MP2C : Enter person number of Proxy Informant
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not in Household09.12.3
12021.252.7
21571.041.0
313.13.4
42.0.5
Inapplicable-81585597.6Missing
Valid cases383Missing cases15855
Question RouteIF (MIVFIO = 2) if proxy interview
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18