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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text OEG3
Valid cases28011Missing 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 TypeOINDSAMP
Valid cases28011Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ohidhousehold identification number
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases28011Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


opnoperson number
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11191542.542.5
2786728.128.1
3432415.415.4
425759.29.2
59013.23.2
62761.01.0
792.3.3
833.1.1
914.0.0
105.0.0
114.0.0
122.0.0
132.0.0
141.0.0
Valid cases28011Missing 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


oiviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text OEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11525154.456.3
Eligible but not int2292010.410.8
Youth int317556.36.5
Child < 114326411.712.0
Adult in non-int hho5387013.814.3
Retired rejoiner637.1.1
Inapplicable-89143.3Missing
Valid cases27097Missing cases914
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text OEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11974870.572.9
New entrant 16yrs24081.51.5
New entrant adult317126.16.3
Youth418646.76.9
Child5319211.411.8
Check6142.5.5
Deceased731.1.1
Inapplicable-89143.3Missing
Valid cases27097Missing cases914
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


oiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text OEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12445887.390.3
No226399.49.7
Inapplicable-89143.3Missing
Valid cases27097Missing cases914
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


ohhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 15 non-contact0422015.115.1
Enum member resident12170877.577.5
Enum member absent254.2.2
Enum member moved38062.92.9
Enum member deceased4150.5.5
Enum membr -rejoiner5122.4.4
New entrant -residen69143.33.3
Retired rejoiner837.1.1
Valid cases28011Missing 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


onewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02693896.296.2
New baby12731.01.0
Marriage/cohabitatio22801.01.0
Return from uni/coll313.0.0
Return frm institutn41.0.0
Never left519.1.1
Moved in with parent6228.8.8
Shared accomodation7185.7.7
Other863.2.2
Don't know-111.0Missing
Valid cases28000Missing cases11
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


onemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02695996.296.5
January162.2.2
February257.2.2
March361.2.2
April467.2.2
May563.2.2
June689.3.3
July794.3.3
August8124.4.4
September9136.5.5
October10106.4.4
November1160.2.2
December1272.3.3
Don't know-161.2Missing
Valid cases27950Missing cases61
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


oneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02695996.296.4
20001.0.0
20011.0.0
20021.0.0
200313.0.0
2004197.7.7
20057712.82.8
20069.0.0
Don't know-159.2Missing
Valid cases27952Missing cases59
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


olvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02283581.581.7
Deceased1150.5.5
Separation/divorce2115.4.4
University/coll361.2.2
Institution410.0.0
Left for job540.1.1
Marriage/cohabitatio693.3.3
Set up own home7186.7.7
Other8445415.915.9
Don't know-167.2Missing
Valid cases27944Missing cases67
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


olvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02283581.597.0
January149.2.2
February250.2.2
March333.1.1
April452.2.2
May542.1.2
June651.2.2
July776.3.3
August865.2.3
September9115.4.5
October1083.3.4
November1154.2.2
December1246.2.2
Don't know-1446015.9Missing
Valid cases23551Missing cases4460
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


olvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text OEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02283581.596.8
20021.0.0
20036.0.0
2004156.6.7
20055812.12.5
20063.0.0
Don't know-1442915.8Missing
Valid cases23582Missing cases4429
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


olvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text OEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02284081.593.5
At prev Wave HH1114.4.5
New local add- known2202.7.8
In GB priv add known390.3.4
In GB priv add unkno496.3.4
Outside GB511.0.0
TSM - won't follow62721.01.1
Deceased7150.5.6
Address in NI known86242.22.6
Unkown Address in NI916.1.1
Address in R.O.I102.0.0
Missing or wild-914.0Missing
Don't know-1358012.8Missing
Valid cases24417Missing cases3594
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


oivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text OEG14,OEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11463552.252.2
Proxy interview23101.11.1
Telephone intvw36722.42.4
Lost CAPI intvw910.0.0
Refusal1012624.54.5
Other non-intvw11230.8.8
Moved126052.22.2
Youth Interview2114135.05.0
Youth: Refusal22159.6.6
Youth: Oth non-int2332.1.1
Child under 1124300710.710.7
Refusal/non-int HH307372.62.6
Non-int/non-int HH31102.4.4
Moved/non-int HH32200.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4137.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4215.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH4389.3.3
Refusal/non-cont HH50236.8.8
Age, infirm/NC HH52206.7.7
Non-cont/NC HH539383.33.3
Out of scope/NC HH549343.33.3
Institutnsd/NC HH5568.2.2
Untraced mover561.0.0
Child ref/NC HH6054.2.2
Chd infirm/NC HH624.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63183.7.7
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH64114.4.4
Chd instit/NC HH654.0.0
No one elig in HH804091.51.5
Prev wave adamant re815451.91.9
L-t untrace, w-drawn826502.32.3
Dead99150.5.5
Valid cases28011Missing 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


oivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text OEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill126.11.7
Too elderly28.0.5
Senile331.12.0
Speaks no English41.0.1
Stressful fam sit514.0.9
Care of ill/old101.0.1
R. rarely home1287.35.7
R. temp. absent1324.11.6
Too busy14136.58.9
No confidentlty206.0.4
Q's too personal2125.11.6
Won't bother30259.917.0
Nothing changed312.0.1
Survey too long3216.11.0
Waste of time3333.12.2
HH mem says refuse4033.12.2
Othr says refuse411.0.1
HH mem refs for R4261.24.0
Risk other response43112.47.3
Other9617.11.1
No reason given996332.341.5
Inapplicable-82648594.6Missing
Valid cases1526Missing cases26485
Question RouteIF (OIVFIO = 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


oivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text OEG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field14.0.3
No re-issue to field215225.499.7
Inapplicable-82648594.6Missing
Valid cases1526Missing cases26485
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


ofinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate08062.92.9
Final record12720597.197.1
Valid cases28011Missing 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


oivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101702160.860.8
Interviews + proxies118783.13.1
Interviews + refusal12329811.811.8
Pxy at original addr156.0.0
Phone interview only1611734.24.2
Youth Interview only1723.1.1
Ghost household3917.1.1
Address not found509023.23.2
No HH member contact51264.9.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre605291.91.9
Refusal to intviewer616722.42.4
No intv.: Age/health632681.01.0
Moved prev wave add7080.3.3
Out scope-institut'n8085.3.3
Moved out of scope8110493.73.7
Whole HH deceased9057.2.2
No PSM's resident914941.81.8
Adamant refusal925451.91.9
L-t untrace, w-drawn936502.32.3
Valid cases28011Missing 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


omemorigsample origin
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11461052.252.2
Wales new sample5428715.315.3
Scotland new sample6414214.814.8
N.I. new sample7497217.817.8
Valid cases28011Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


osampstSample membership status
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-88062.88Missing
Continuing OSM1918732.8033.77
W1 non-cont/enum2800.290.29
Birth - OSM327469.8010.09
PSM: parent of OSM48713.113.2
TSM5301210.7511.07
Scot/Wales/NI new sample81068238.1439.26
SW W9 non-cont/enum96272.242.3
Total28011100.00
Valid cases27205Missing cases806
Question RouteUses OFINLOC OIVFIO PID on Record OINDSAMP. Uses OSTAT 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


omovestindividual mover status
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover12035072.774.8
Mover within GB217416.26.4
Mover outside GB387.3.3
Mover back to GB420.1.1
Mover - location unk5262.91.0
Ineligible TSM non-m6150.5.6
Ineligible TSM mover7239.9.9
New entrant this wav89143.33.4
Dead9150.5.6
Mover status unknown10327211.712.0
Inel TSM - dk mover1120.1.1
Not applicable-88062.9Missing
Valid cases27205Missing cases806
Question RouteUses OFINLOC OIVFIO PID OSAMPST OLVLOC on Record OINDSAMP. Uses OHHMOVE OIVFHO on Record OHHSAMP.
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


olewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olrwtuk1longit'l resp. weight inc all samples
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olewtuk1longit'l enum. weight inc all samples
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olrwtuk2longit'l resp. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


olewtuk2longit'l enum. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeOINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases28011Missing 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


odistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeOINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
27.5175.590671.78
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0016355.8100.0
Missing-9.00106.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.002627093.8Missing
Valid cases1635Missing cases26376
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