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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

phidHousehold identification number
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11507Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections15324.64.6
No corrections reqd.2968484.284.2
New address (known)38697.67.6
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44223.73.7
Valid cases11507Missing 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


piviaInterviewer area
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11507Missing 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


piviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pividInterviewer number
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.021.69017
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
08587.59.0
Amount stated1869275.591.0
Missing or wild-9195717.0Missing
Valid cases9550Missing cases1957
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


pivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.081.85040
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04644.042.6
Amount stated16245.457.4
Missing or wild-91041990.5Missing
Valid cases1088Missing cases10419
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


pivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10683559.459.4
Interviews + proxies112542.22.2
Interviews + refusal1210278.98.9
Pxy at original addr158.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only164754.14.1
Youth Interview only174.0.0
Address not found506966.06.0
No HH member contact511111.01.0
Refus to Rsrch Cntre601661.41.4
Refusal to intviewer612862.52.5
Language problems622.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632111.81.8
Moved prev wave add7057.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8083.7.7
Moved out of scope816856.06.0
Whole HH deceased9092.8.8
No PSM's resident912812.42.4
Adamant refusal921431.21.2
Withdrawn before fie9691.8.8
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93703.22Missing
inapplicable-81064392.49Missing
Total11507100.00
Valid cases494Missing cases11013
Question RouteIF (PIVFHO = 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


pivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-96625.75Missing
inapplicable-81064392.49Missing
Total11507100.00
Valid cases202Missing cases11305
Question RouteIF (PIVFHO = 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


pivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill157.57.0
Too elderly27.1.9
Senile33.0.4
Speaks no English41.0.1
Stressful fam sit542.45.1
Care of ill/old106.1.7
Childcare117.1.9
R. rarely home1214.11.7
R. temp. absent131.0.1
Too busy1491.811.1
No confidentiality204.0.5
Q's too personal218.11.0
Won't bother3088.810.8
Nothing changed315.0.6
Survey too long326.1.7
Waste of time332.0.2
Prev bad exprnce341.0.1
HH mem says refuse404.0.5
Othr says refuse4137.34.5
No HH member contact941371.216.8
Out scope-instit'n958.11.0
Other9660.57.3
No reason given992282.027.9
Missing or wild-947.4Missing
Inapplicable-81064392.5Missing
Valid cases817Missing cases10690
Question RouteIF (PIVFHO = 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


pivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted14283.752.6
No convrsion attempt23863.447.4
Inapplicable-81069392.9Missing
Valid cases814Missing cases10693
Question RouteIF (PIVFHO = 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


pivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12622.332.2
No re-issue to field25524.867.8
Inapplicable-81069392.9Missing
Valid cases814Missing cases10693
Question RouteIF (PIVFHO = 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


pivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1962983.783.7
No/inac'sble hhold 02147012.812.8
No/retiring hhold 031851.61.6
No/inlgble splt-off41731.51.5
No/other split-off550.4.4
Valid cases11507Missing 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


phhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0290425.225.2
Yes1808970.370.3
No239.3.3
Telephone Q. only34754.14.1
Valid cases11507Missing 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


phhorigSample Origin
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1623754.254.2
Wales new sample5163914.214.2
Scotland new sample6166814.514.5
N.I. new sample7196317.117.1
Valid cases11507Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11491.31.6
Outer London22832.53.0
R. of South East39788.510.4
South West44994.35.3
East Anglia52492.22.6
East Midlands64283.74.5
West Midlands Conurb71741.51.8
R. of West Midlands82842.53.0
Greater Manchester92061.82.2
Merseyside101151.01.2
R. of North West112462.12.6
South Yorkshire121411.21.5
West Yorkshire131751.51.9
Humber141751.51.9
Wear151171.01.2
R. of North162071.82.2
Wales17162614.117.3
Scotland18178415.519.0
Northern Ireland19157813.716.8
Missing-9209318.2Missing
Valid cases9414Missing cases2093
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


phhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1812870.670.6
Mover household211189.79.7
Part Mover HH382.7.7
Whole HH deceased499.9.9
HH out of scope554.5.5
No elig. HH members62742.42.4
Unknown status8169514.714.7
All FINLOC=0957.5.5
Valid cases11507Missing cases0
Question RouteUses PIVNADD PIVIA PIVFHO on Record PHHSAMP.
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 TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6237Missing cases5270
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


pxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pxhwtuk2Household weight within UK estimates
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11507Missing 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


pstrataStratification class
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9544Missing cases1963
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ppsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypePHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9544Missing cases1963
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pregion2Government Office Region
Record TypePHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12382.12.5
North West26535.76.9
Yorkshire and the Hu34914.35.2
East Midlands44283.74.5
West Midlands54584.04.9
East of England65024.45.3
London74323.84.6
South East87256.37.7
South West94994.35.3
Wales10162614.117.3
Scotland11178415.518.9
Northern Ireland12157813.716.8
Channel Islands132.0.0
Missing-9209118.2Missing
Valid cases9416Missing cases2091
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