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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text MEG3
Valid cases29028Missing 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 TypeMINDSAMP
Valid cases29028Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases29028Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpnoperson number
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11212041.841.8
2819428.228.2
3457815.815.8
427029.39.3
59933.43.4
62951.01.0
793.3.3
831.1.1
911.0.0
105.0.0
113.0.0
122.0.0
131.0.0
Valid cases29028Missing 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


miviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text MEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11623955.957.7
Eligible but not int228739.910.2
Youth int314745.15.2
Child < 114401013.814.3
Adult in non-int hho5351812.112.5
Retired rejoiner614.0.0
Inapplicable-89003.1Missing
Valid cases28128Missing cases900
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text MEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed12020069.671.8
New entrant 16yrs23951.41.4
New entrant adult318476.46.6
Youth415495.35.5
Child5392013.513.9
Check6182.6.6
Deceased735.1.1
Inapplicable-89003.1Missing
Valid cases28128Missing cases900
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


miveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text MEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12566888.491.3
No224608.58.7
Inapplicable-89003.1Missing
Valid cases28128Missing cases900
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


mhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 13 non-contact0365512.612.6
Enum member resident12320579.979.9
Enum member absent265.2.2
Enum member moved39013.13.1
Enum member deceased4155.5.5
Enum membr -rejoiner5133.5.5
New entrant -residen68983.13.1
New entrant - absent72.0.0
Retired rejoiner814.0.0
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mnewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02798196.496.4
New baby1264.9.9
Marriage/cohabitatio2270.9.9
Return from uni/coll330.1.1
Return frm institutn43.0.0
Never left516.1.1
Moved in with parent6227.8.8
Shared accommodation7180.6.6
Other852.2.2
Don't know-15.0Missing
Valid cases29023Missing cases5
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


mnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02798796.496.7
January163.2.2
February257.2.2
March357.2.2
April467.2.2
May574.3.3
June691.3.3
July796.3.3
August8119.4.4
September9131.5.5
October1096.3.3
November1163.2.2
December1239.1.1
Don't know-188.3Missing
Valid cases28940Missing cases88
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


mneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02798796.496.7
20006.0.0
20018.0.0
2002178.6.6
20037672.62.6
20047.0.0
Don't know-175.3Missing
Valid cases28953Missing cases75
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


mlvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02431783.883.9
Deceased1155.5.5
Separation/divorce2100.3.3
University/coll369.2.2
Institution48.0.0
Left for job558.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio6120.4.4
Set up own home7193.7.7
Other8395813.613.7
Don't know-150.2Missing
Valid cases28978Missing cases50
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


mlvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02431783.896.9
January166.2.3
February245.2.2
March349.2.2
April450.2.2
May562.2.2
June689.3.4
July776.3.3
August885.3.3
September9122.4.5
October1068.2.3
November1137.1.1
December1240.1.2
Don't know-1392213.5Missing
Valid cases25106Missing cases3922
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


mlvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text MEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02431783.896.7
19982.0.0
20001.0.0
20014.0.0
2002145.5.6
20036692.32.7
20047.0.0
Don't know-1388313.4Missing
Valid cases25145Missing cases3883
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


mlvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text MEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02432183.894.6
At prev Wave HH1118.4.5
New local add- known2240.8.9
In GB priv add known399.3.4
In GB priv add unkno4137.5.5
Outside GB516.1.1
TSM - won't follow6240.8.9
Deceased7155.5.6
Address in NI known83811.31.5
Address in R.O.I105.0.0
Don't know-1331611.4Missing
Valid cases25712Missing cases3316
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


mivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text MEG14,MEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11534752.952.9
Proxy interview23831.31.3
Telephone intvw35081.81.8
Lost CAPI intvw915.1.1
Refusal1011654.04.0
Other non-intvw11245.8.8
Moved126992.42.4
Child under 162010403.63.6
Youth Interview2112194.24.2
Youth: Refusal2295.3.3
Youth: Oth non-int2330.1.1
Child under 112425278.78.7
Refusal/non-int HH309173.23.2
Non-int/non-int HH31149.5.5
Moved/non-int HH32198.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4140.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH429.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH43154.5.5
Refusal/non-cont HH50261.9.9
Age, infirm/NC HH52209.7.7
Non-cont/NC HH5311333.93.9
Out of scope/NC HH547312.52.5
Institutnsd/NC HH5562.2.2
Untraced mover564.0.0
Child ref/NC HH6057.2.2
Chd infirm/NC HH623.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63240.8.8
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6497.3.3
Chd instit/NC HH652.0.0
No one elig in HH804361.51.5
Prev wave adamant re815722.02.0
Withdrawn before fie833261.11.1
Dead99155.5.5
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text MEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill131.12.3
Too elderly213.01.0
Senile324.11.8
Speaks no English45.0.4
Stressful fam sit515.11.1
Care of ill/old101.0.1
Childcare113.0.2
R. rarely home12116.48.5
R. temp. absent1332.12.3
Too busy14116.48.5
No confidentlty207.0.5
Q's too personal2147.23.4
Won't bother302801.020.5
Nothing changed311.0.1
Survey too long3211.0.8
Waste of time3334.12.5
Prev bad exprnce341.0.1
Probs gift voucher351.0.1
HH mem says refuse409.0.7
Othr says refuse411.0.1
HH mem refs for R4222.11.6
Risk other response4390.36.6
Other968.0.6
No reason given994971.736.4
Inapplicable-82766395.3Missing
Valid cases1365Missing cases27663
Question RouteIF (MIVFIO = 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


mivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text MEG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12.0.1
No re-issue to field213634.799.9
Inapplicable-82766395.3Missing
Valid cases1365Missing cases27663
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


mfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate09013.13.1
Final record12812796.996.9
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101801162.062.0
Interviews + proxies1110733.73.7
Interviews + refusal12343911.811.8
Pxy at original addr1512.0.0
Phone interview only167982.72.7
Youth Interview only1710.0.0
Address not found5013054.54.5
No HH member contact51165.6.6
Refus to Rsrch Cntre608332.92.9
Refusal to intviewer616532.22.2
No intv.: Age/health63249.9.9
Moved prev wave add7066.2.2
Out scope-institut'n8072.2.2
Moved out of scope818603.03.0
Whole HH deceased9069.2.2
No PSM's resident915141.81.8
Adamant refusal925732.02.0
Withdrawn before fie963261.11.1
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mmemorigsample origin
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11476250.950.9
Wales new sample5433514.914.9
Scotland new sample6428514.814.8
N.I. new sample7564619.519.5
Valid cases29028Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


msampstSample membership status
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-89013.10Missing
Continuing OSM1975733.6134.69
W1 non-cont/enum2850.290.3
Birth - OSM322377.717.95
PSM: parent of OSM46922.382.46
TSM528269.7410.05
Scot/Wales/NI new sample81187240.9042.21
SW W9 non-cont/enum96582.272.34
Total29028100.00
Valid cases28127Missing cases901
Question RouteUses MFINLOC MIVFIO PID on Record MINDSAMP. 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


mmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover12144673.976.2
Mover within GB220787.27.4
Mover outside GB3162.6.6
Mover back to GB418.1.1
Mover - location unk5222.8.8
Ineligible TSM non-m6140.5.5
Ineligible TSM mover72861.01.0
New entrant this wav89003.13.2
Dead9155.5.6
Mover status unknown1027109.39.6
Inel TSM - dk mover1110.0.0
Not applicable-89013.1Missing
Valid cases28127Missing cases901
Question RouteUses MFINLOC MIVFIO PID MSAMPST MLVLOC on Record MINDSAMP. Uses MHHMOVE MIVFHO on Record MHHSAMP.
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


mlewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlrwtuk1longit'l resp. weight inc all samples
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlewtuk1longit'l enum. weight inc all samples
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlrwtuk2longit'l resp. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mlewtuk2longit'l enum. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeMINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases29028Missing 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


mdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeMINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
27.7175.940650.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0019926.9100.0
Missing-9.0085.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.002695192.8Missing
Valid cases1992Missing cases27036
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