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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

ohidHousehold identification number
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11915Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ofidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeOHHSAMP
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections16935.85.8
No corrections reqd.2999083.883.8
New address (known)38286.96.9
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44043.43.4
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oividInterviewer number
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.161.85027
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
06645.66.9
Amount stated1897175.393.1
Missing or wild-9228019.1Missing
Valid cases9635Missing cases2280
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


oivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.291.91016
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04794.042.2
Amount stated16565.557.8
Missing or wild-91078090.5Missing
Valid cases1135Missing cases10780
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


oivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10698058.658.6
Interviews + proxies112702.32.3
Interviews + refusal129928.38.3
Pxy at original addr156.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only164503.83.8
Youth Interview only176.1.1
Docs missing or unus397.1.1
Address not found505834.94.9
No HH member contact511381.21.2
Refus to Rsrch Cntre602372.02.0
Refusal to intviewer612602.22.2
No intv.: Age/health632181.81.8
Moved prev wave add7061.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8078.7.7
Moved out of scope816425.45.4
Whole HH deceased9057.5.5
No PSM's resident913002.52.5
Adamant refusal922522.12.1
L-t untrace, w-drawn933783.23.2
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-94133.47Missing
inapplicable-81096892.05Missing
Total11915100.00
Valid cases534Missing cases11381
Question RouteIF (OIVFHO = 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


oivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97035.90Missing
inapplicable-81096892.05Missing
Total11915100.00
Valid cases244Missing cases11671
Question RouteIF (OIVFHO = 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


oivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill166.67.0
Too elderly227.22.9
Senile315.11.6
Speaks no English42.0.2
Stressful fam sit558.56.1
Care of ill/old105.0.5
Childcare115.0.5
R. rarely home1213.11.4
R. temp. absent137.1.7
Too busy1496.810.1
No confidentiality201.0.1
Q's too personal218.1.8
Won't bother30106.911.2
Nothing changed317.1.7
Survey too long3214.11.5
Waste of time3310.11.1
Probs gift voucher351.0.1
HH mem says refuse4010.11.1
Othr says refuse4169.67.3
No HH member contact941561.316.5
Out scope-instit'n9514.11.5
Other9694.89.9
No reason given991631.417.2
Inapplicable-81096892.1Missing
Valid cases947Missing cases10968
Question RouteIF (OIVFHO = 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


oivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted14503.847.5
No convrsion attempt24974.252.5
Inapplicable-81096892.1Missing
Valid cases947Missing cases10968
Question RouteIF (OIVFHO = 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


oivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12662.228.1
No re-issue to field26815.771.9
Inapplicable-81096892.1Missing
Valid cases947Missing cases10968
Question RouteIF (OIVFHO = 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


oivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1981182.382.3
No/inac'sble hhold 02127310.710.7
No/retiring hhold 036445.45.4
No/inlgble splt-off41871.61.6
Valid cases11915Missing 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


ohhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0320426.926.9
Yes1820968.968.9
No252.4.4
Telephone Q. only34503.83.8
Valid cases11915Missing 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


ohhorigSample Origin
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1622452.252.2
Wales new sample5183915.415.4
Scotland new sample6187515.715.7
N.I. new sample7197716.616.6
Valid cases11915Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11511.31.5
Outer London22832.42.9
R. of South East39588.09.8
South West44834.14.9
East Anglia52352.02.4
East Midlands64313.64.4
West Midlands Conurb71741.51.8
R. of West Midlands82812.42.9
Greater Manchester92031.72.1
Merseyside10113.91.2
R. of North West112392.02.4
South Yorkshire121501.31.5
West Yorkshire131671.41.7
Humber141701.41.7
Wear151161.01.2
R. of North162061.72.1
Wales17163513.716.7
Scotland18180315.118.5
Northern Ireland19196916.520.2
Missing-9214818.0Missing
Valid cases9767Missing cases2148
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


ohhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1828369.569.5
Mover household210959.29.2
Part Mover HH3104.9.9
Whole HH deceased461.5.5
HH out of scope549.4.4
No elig. HH members62962.52.5
Unknown status8196516.516.5
All FINLOC=0962.5.5
Valid cases11915Missing cases0
Question RouteUses OIVNADD OIVIA OIVFHO on Record OHHSAMP.
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. Nover 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 TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6224Missing cases5691
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


oxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11915Missing 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


oxhwtuk2Household weight within UK estimates
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11915Missing 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


ostrataStratification class
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9938Missing cases1977
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeOHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9938Missing cases1977
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeOHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12452.12.6
North West26585.56.9
Yorkshire and the Hu34994.25.2
East Midlands44393.74.6
West Midlands54633.94.8
East of England64924.15.1
London74573.84.8
South East87196.07.5
South West94934.15.2
Wales10165213.917.3
Scotland11184115.519.3
Northern Ireland12160113.416.7
Channel Islands133.0.0
Missing-9235319.7Missing
Valid cases9562Missing cases2353
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