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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text PEG3
Valid cases27160Missing 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 TypePINDSAMP
Valid cases27160Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


phidhousehold identification number
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases27160Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ppnoperson number
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11150742.442.4
2766128.228.2
3418815.415.4
424949.29.2
58853.33.3
62711.01.0
791.3.3
830.1.1
914.1.1
109.0.0
115.0.0
122.0.0
132.0.0
141.0.0
Valid cases27160Missing 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


piviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text PEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11514055.757.6
Eligible but not int2275510.110.5
Youth int316856.26.4
Child < 114314511.612.0
Adult in non-int hho5353413.013.5
Retired rejoiner616.1.1
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-88823.2Missing
Valid cases26275Missing cases885
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text PEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11930771.173.5
New entrant 16yrs23671.41.4
New entrant adult316015.96.1
Youth417816.66.8
Child5305411.211.6
Check6109.4.4
Deceased759.2.2
Inapplicable-88823.2Missing
Valid cases26278Missing cases882
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


piveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text PEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12358486.889.8
No226939.910.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-88823.2Missing
Valid cases26277Missing cases883
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


phhmemhousehold membership
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 16 non-contact0356313.113.1
Enum member resident12153379.379.3
Enum member absent253.2.2
Enum member moved38103.03.0
Enum member deceased4190.7.7
Enum membr -rejoiner5113.4.4
New entrant -residen68803.23.2
New entrant - absent72.0.0
Retired rejoiner816.1.1
Valid cases27160Missing 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


pnewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02614996.396.3
New baby1242.9.9
Marriage/cohabitatio22691.01.0
Return from uni/coll319.1.1
Return frm institutn41.0.0
Never left59.0.0
Moved in with parent6217.8.8
Shared accomodation7177.7.7
Other868.3.3
Don't know-19.0Missing
Valid cases27151Missing cases9
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


pnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02615596.396.5
January159.2.2
February259.2.2
March340.1.1
April473.3.3
May570.3.3
June690.3.3
July782.3.3
August8113.4.4
September9141.5.5
October1083.3.3
November1173.3.3
December1254.2.2
Don't know-168.3Missing
Valid cases27092Missing cases68
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


pneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02615596.396.5
20002.0.0
20012.0.0
20031.0.0
20048.0.0
2005181.7.7
20067432.72.7
20079.0.0
Don't know-159.2Missing
Valid cases27101Missing 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


plvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02259783.283.5
Deceased1190.7.7
Separation/divorce295.3.4
University/coll367.2.2
Institution415.1.1
Left for job538.1.1
Marriage/cohabitatio693.3.3
Set up own home7204.8.8
Other8376013.813.9
Don't know-1101.4Missing
Valid cases27059Missing cases101
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


plvmnleavers - month left
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02259783.296.9
January162.2.3
February231.1.1
March343.2.2
April448.2.2
May552.2.2
June685.3.4
July765.2.3
August891.3.4
September9103.4.4
October1077.3.3
November1144.2.2
December1226.1.1
Don't know-1383614.1Missing
Valid cases23324Missing cases3836
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


plvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text PEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02259783.296.8
20001.0.0
20046.0.0
2005118.4.5
20066282.32.7
20072.0.0
Don't know-1380814.0Missing
Valid cases23352Missing cases3808
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


plvlocleavers - new location
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text PEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02260183.293.4
At prev Wave HH1111.4.5
New local add- known2196.7.8
In GB priv add known370.3.3
In GB priv add unkno4100.4.4
Outside GB517.1.1
TSM - won't follow63291.21.4
Deceased7190.7.8
Address in NI known85572.12.3
Unkown Address in NI916.1.1
Address in R.O.I102.0.0
Don't know-1297110.9Missing
Valid cases24189Missing cases2971
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


pivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text PEG14,PEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11441553.153.1
Proxy interview23001.11.1
Telephone intvw36772.52.5
Lost CAPI intvw97.0.0
Refusal1013204.94.9
Other non-intvw11224.8.8
Moved126122.32.3
Youth Interview2113605.05.0
Youth: Refusal22127.5.5
Youth: Oth non-int2341.2.2
Child under 1124291810.710.7
Refusal/non-int HH306152.32.3
Non-int/non-int HH3177.3.3
Moved/non-int HH32198.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4134.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4219.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH4392.3.3
Refusal/non-cont HH50187.7.7
Lang prob/NC HH512.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH52238.9.9
Non-cont/NC HH5310723.93.9
Out of scope/NC HH5410103.73.7
Institutnsd/NC HH5582.3.3
Child ref/NC HH6040.1.1
Chd infirm/NC HH626.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63214.8.8
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH64118.4.4
Chd instit/NC HH655.0.0
No one elig in HH804001.51.5
Prev wave adamant re813091.11.1
Withdrawn before fie83251.9.9
Dead99190.7.7
Valid cases27160Missing 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


pivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text PEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill128.11.8
Too elderly27.0.5
Senile319.11.2
Speaks no English45.0.3
Stressful fam sit510.0.6
Care of ill/old101.0.1
R. rarely home1278.35.0
R. temp. absent1319.11.2
Too busy14128.58.3
No confidentlty209.0.6
Q's too personal2121.11.4
Won't bother30236.915.2
Nothing changed311.0.1
Survey too long328.0.5
Waste of time3327.11.7
HH mem says refuse4069.34.4
HH mem refs for R4212.0.8
Risk other response43110.47.1
Other9617.11.1
No reason given997462.748.1
Inapplicable-82560994.3Missing
Valid cases1551Missing cases25609
Question RouteIF (PIVFIO = 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


pivireisre-issued to field
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text PEG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12.0.1
No re-issue to field215495.799.9
Inapplicable-82560994.3Missing
Valid cases1551Missing cases25609
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


pfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate08103.03.0
Final record12635097.097.0
Valid cases27160Missing 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


pivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101656761.061.0
Interviews + proxies118293.13.1
Interviews + refusal12342112.612.6
Pxy at original addr1515.1.1
Phone interview only1612254.54.5
Youth Interview only1717.1.1
Address not found5011074.14.1
No HH member contact51234.9.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre603711.41.4
Refusal to intviewer616762.52.5
Language problems625.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632611.01.0
Moved prev wave add7071.3.3
Out scope-institut'n8087.3.3
Moved out of scope8111304.24.2
Whole HH deceased90100.4.4
No PSM's resident914841.81.8
Adamant refusal923091.11.1
Withdrawn before fie96251.9.9
Valid cases27160Missing 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


pmemorigsample origin
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11461353.853.8
Wales new sample5396614.614.6
Scotland new sample6371313.713.7
N.I. new sample7486817.917.9
Valid cases27160Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


psampstSample membership status
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-88102.98Missing
Continuing OSM1895632.9733.99
W1 non-cont/enum2770.280.29
Birth - OSM3295210.8711.2
PSM: parent of OSM49933.663.77
TSM5305711.2611.6
Scot/Wales/NI new sample8977035.9737.08
SW W9 non-cont/enum95452.012.07
Total27160100.00
Valid cases26350Missing cases810
Question RouteUses PFINLOC PIVFIO PID on Record PINDSAMP. Uses PSTAT 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


pmovestindividual mover status
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover12000073.675.9
Mover within GB218176.76.9
Mover outside GB394.3.4
Mover back to GB416.1.1
Mover - location unk5224.8.9
Ineligible TSM non-m6137.5.5
Ineligible TSM mover7253.91.0
New entrant this wav88823.23.3
Dead9190.7.7
Mover status unknown10272710.010.3
Inel TSM - dk mover1110.0.0
Not applicable-88103.0Missing
Valid cases26350Missing cases810
Question RouteUses PFINLOC PIVFIO PID PSAMPST PLVLOC on Record PINDSAMP. Uses PHHMOVE PIVFHO on Record PHHSAMP.
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


plewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plrwtuk1longit'l resp. weight inc all samples
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plewtuk1longit'l enum. weight inc all samples
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plrwtuk2longit'l resp. weight within uk estimate
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


plewtuk2longit'l enum. weight within uk estimate
Record TypePINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases27160Missing 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


pdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypePINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.0472.920715.02
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0017036.3100.0
Missing-9.00114.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.002534393.3Missing
Valid cases1703Missing cases25457
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