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PHIDHousehold identification number
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases    1360      Missing cases      0
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) If R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PPNOPerson number
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
                                1         3       .2       .2  
                                2       244     17.9     17.9  
                                3       556     40.9     40.9  
                                4       376     27.6     27.6  
                                5       138     10.1     10.1  
                                6        30      2.2      2.2  
                                7         7       .5       .5  
                                8         4       .3       .3  
                                9         1       .1       .1  
                               10         1       .1       .1  
Valid cases    1360      Missing cases      0
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) If R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
NoteIn a few unusual circumstances a child under 16 years may be PNO 01 within a household. This will occur where the child is the only PSM (permanent sample member) resident in the household as fieldwork practice is to always list a PSM first on the Enumeration and Household Grids. Normally this will be an adult member aged 16 or over but if a PSM child is fostered or moves in with a parent or relative who is not a PSM, the child will be listed first on the Grids.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPDOBMDate of birth: month
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (2)
Question Number and Text Before we begin, please write in your exact date of birth. Month
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
January                         1       115      8.5      8.5  
February                        2       104      7.6      7.6  
March                           3       132      9.7      9.7  
April                           4       121      8.9      8.9  
May                             5       119      8.8      8.8  
June                            6       104      7.6      7.6  
July                            7       119      8.8      8.8  
August                          8       111      8.2      8.2  
September                       9       109      8.0      8.0  
October                        10       115      8.5      8.5  
November                       11       108      7.9      7.9  
December                       12       103      7.6      7.6  
Valid cases    1360      Missing cases      0
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPDOBY4Date of birth: year
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (2)
Question Number and Text Before we begin, please write in your exact date of birth. Year
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
                             1990        27      2.0      2.0  
                             1991       292     21.5     21.5  
                             1992       274     20.1     20.1  
                             1993       277     20.4     20.4  
                             1994       258     19.0     19.0  
                             1995       232     17.1     17.1  
Valid cases    1360      Missing cases      0
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPSEXGender of youth
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (2)
Question Number and Text And tick whether you are male or female.
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Male                            1       701     51.5     51.5  
Female                          2       659     48.5     48.5  
Valid cases    1360      Missing cases      0
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYTVHRSHours spent watching tv on a school day?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (2)
Question Number and Text PY1 : How many hours do you spend watching TV on a normal school day?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
None/Less than an ho            1       240     17.6     18.1  
1-3 hours                       2       848     62.4     63.9  
4-6 hours                       3       212     15.6     16.0  
7 hours or more                 4        28      2.1      2.1  
Missing                        -9        32      2.4   Missing
Valid cases    1328      Missing cases     32
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYTVSTPParents stop you watching a programme ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (2)
Question Number and Text PY2 : Do your parents ever stop you watching a particular programme, because they don't think it is suitable?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Yes                             1       748     55.0     56.4  
No                              2       570     41.9     43.0  
Don't own a TV                  3         9       .7       .7  
Missing                        -9        33      2.4   Missing
Valid cases    1327      Missing cases     33
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPCHORTime spent doing/helping with housework
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (3)
Question Number and Text PY3 : About how many hours do you spend doing or helping with housework in an average week, such as time spent tidying your bedroom, cooking, cleaning or doing laundry?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Don't do/less 1 hr              1       495     36.4     36.5  
1-3 hours                       2       714     52.5     52.7  
4-6 hours                       3       122      9.0      9.0  
7 or more hours                 4        24      1.8      1.8  
Missing                        -9         4       .3   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1355      Missing cases      5
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPCOMPDo you ever use a computer at home ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (3)
Question Number and Text PY4 : Do you ever use a computer at home? This includes computers for playing games but not games consoles like Playstation or Nintendo.
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Yes                             1      1239     91.1     91.2  
No                              2        80      5.9      5.9  
Don't have computer             3        40      2.9      2.9  
Missing                        -9         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1359      Missing cases      1
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Computers and Computing
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPPCHWHow often use PC for home/course work
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (3)
Question Number and Text PY5 : How often do you use the computer at home for doing schoolwork or course work?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day                       1       236     17.4     19.1  
At least once/week              2       569     41.8     46.0  
At least once/month             3       217     16.0     17.5  
Less than once/month            4       115      8.5      9.3  
Never                           5       101      7.4      8.2  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Not applicable                 -8       120      8.8   Missing
Valid cases    1238      Missing cases    122
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Computers and Computing
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPPCGHow often play games on the computer
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (3)
Question Number and Text PY6 : How often do you use the computer at home for playing games?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day                       1       290     21.3     23.5  
At least once/week              2       497     36.5     40.3  
At least once/month             3       160     11.8     13.0  
Less than once/month            4       150     11.0     12.2  
Never                           5       137     10.1     11.1  
Missing                        -9         6       .4   Missing
Not applicable                 -8       120      8.8   Missing
Valid cases    1234      Missing cases    126
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Computers and Computing
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPPCNTHow often use PC for net/send e-mail
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (4)
Question Number and Text PY7 : How often do you use the computer at home for connecting to the internet or sending email?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day                       1       555     40.8     45.0  
At least once/week              2       413     30.4     33.5  
At least once/month             3        73      5.4      5.9  
Less than once/month            4        53      3.9      4.3  
Never                           5       138     10.1     11.2  
Missing                        -9         8       .6   Missing
Not applicable                 -8       120      8.8   Missing
Valid cases    1232      Missing cases    128
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Computers and Computing
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPMOBUHave own mobile phone?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (4)
Question Number and Text PY8 : Do you have your own personal mobile phone?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Yes                             1      1214     89.3     89.7  
No                              2       139     10.2     10.3  
Missing                        -9         5       .4   Missing
Don't know                     -1         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1353      Missing cases      7
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPPALSTimes had friends round to your house ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (4)
Question Number and Text PY9 : Thinking back over the last 7 days, how many times have you had friends round to your house?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
None                            1       515     37.9     38.0  
1-3                             2       569     41.8     42.0  
4-6                             3       156     11.5     11.5  
7 or more                       4       116      8.5      8.6  
Missing                        -9         4       .3   Missing
Valid cases    1356      Missing cases      4
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Social Support Networks
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPPALOHow often out with friends
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (4)
Question Number and Text PY10 : Thinking back over the last 7 days, how many times have you gone out with friends?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
None                            1       246     18.1     18.1  
1-2                             2       436     32.1     32.1  
3-5                             3       322     23.7     23.7  
6 or more times                 4       353     26.0     26.0  
Missing                        -9         3       .2   Missing
Valid cases    1357      Missing cases      3
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Social Support Networks
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPLATEPast month: times out after 9.00 pm ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (4)
Question Number and Text PY11 : In the past month, how many times have you stayed out after 9.00pm at night without your parents knowing where you were?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Never                           1       970     71.3     71.5  
1 - 2                           2       224     16.5     16.5  
3 - 9                           3        88      6.5      6.5  
10 or more                      4        74      5.4      5.5  
Missing                        -9         4       .3   Missing
Valid cases    1356      Missing cases      4
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPFBEAUHow often go out with boy/girlfriend
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (5)
Question Number and Text PY12 : How often do you go out with your boyfriend or girlfriend? If you don't have one, tick that box.
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       127      9.3      9.4  
More than once /week            2       119      8.8      8.8  
Less than once /week            3        47      3.5      3.5  
Hardly ever/never               4        81      6.0      6.0  
No boy / girlfriend             5       981     72.1     72.4  
Missing                        -9         5       .4   Missing
Valid cases    1355      Missing cases      5
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Time Use
NoteIn the current version of the BHPS data, this variable has been incorrectly labelled at Wave 16 as PYPBEAU.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W16 W18


PYPFCLUBFrequency of attending youthclubs etc.
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (5)
Question Number and Text PY13 : How often do you go to youthclubs, scouts, girl guides or other organised activities?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       136     10.0     10.1  
More than once a wk.            2       347     25.5     25.7  
Less than once a wk.            3       131      9.6      9.7  
Hardly ever                     4       737     54.2     54.6  
Missing                        -9         8       .6   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1351      Missing cases      9
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Social and Interest Group Activity
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W16 W18


PYPFDISCFrequency of attending discos
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (5)
Question Number and Text PY14 : How often do you go to discos or nightclubs?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1        13      1.0      1.0  
More than once a wk.            2        30      2.2      2.2  
Less than once a wk.            3       225     16.5     16.7  
Hardly ever                     4      1083     79.6     80.2  
Missing                        -9         7       .5   Missing
Refused                        -2         1       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1351      Missing cases      9
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Leisure Activity
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W16 W18


PYPFSPORFrequency of playing sports
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (5)
Question Number and Text PY15 : How often do you do sports? Please include things like football, aerobics, dance classes and swimming.
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       607     44.6     44.7  
More than once a wk.            2       509     37.4     37.5  
Less than once a wk.            3       155     11.4     11.4  
Hardly ever                     4        86      6.3      6.3  
Missing                        -9         3       .2   Missing
Valid cases    1357      Missing cases      3
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Leisure Activity
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W16 W18


PYPARGMHow often quarrel with your mother ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (6)
Question Number and Text PY16 : Most children have occasional quarrels with their parents. How often do you quarrel with your mother?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       186     13.7     13.7  
More than once a wk.            2       290     21.3     21.4  
Less than once a wk.            3       323     23.8     23.8  
Hardly ever                     4       548     40.3     40.4  
Don't have a mother             5        10       .7       .7  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1357      Missing cases      3
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPARGFHow often quarrel with your father ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (6)
Question Number and Text PY17 : Most children have occasional quarrels with their parents. How often do you quarrel with your father?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       101      7.4      7.5  
More than once a wk.            2       193     14.2     14.3  
Less than once a wk.            3       261     19.2     19.3  
Hardly ever                     4       703     51.7     52.1  
Don't have a father             5        92      6.8      6.8  
Missing                        -9         9       .7   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1350      Missing cases     10
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPTLKMTalk to mum: things that matter to you ?
Record TypePYOUTH
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       400     29.4     29.5  
More than once a wk.            2       282     20.7     20.8  
Less than once a wk.            3       264     19.4     19.4  
Hardly ever                     4       402     29.6     29.6  
Don't have a mother             5        10       .7       .7  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1358      Missing cases      2
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPTLKFTalk to dad: things that matter to you ?
Record TypePYOUTH
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Most days                       1       163     12.0     12.1  
More than once a wk.            2       191     14.0     14.1  
Less than once a wk.            3       282     20.7     20.9  
Hardly ever                     4       628     46.2     46.4  
Don't have a father             5        88      6.5      6.5  
Missing                        -9         7       .5   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1352      Missing cases      8
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPNPALHow many close friends do you have ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (7)
Question Number and Text PY20 : How many close friends do you have -- friends you could talk to if you were in some kind of trouble?
Non Zero
Mean      Std Dev     Minimum   Maximum
7.49       6.84         1        95
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
                                0        15      1.1      1.1  
Amount stated                   1      1329     97.7     98.9  
Missing or wild                -9        11       .8   Missing
Refused                        -2         2       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         3       .2   Missing
Valid cases    1344      Missing cases     16
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Social Support Networks
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPFGHTHow often past month:fight with someone?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (7)
Question Number and Text PY21 : How often in the past month have you had a fight with someone that involved physical violence, such as hitting, punching, or kicking?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
None                            1       971     71.4     71.5  
1                               2       238     17.5     17.5  
2 - 5                           3       116      8.5      8.5  
6 - 9                           4        13      1.0      1.0  
10 or more                      5        20      1.5      1.5  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1358      Missing cases      2
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPEATNPast week times evening meal with family
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (7)
Question Number and Text PY22 : In the past 7 days how many times have you eaten an evening meal together with your family?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
None                            1       145     10.7     10.7  
1 - 2                           2       314     23.1     23.2  
3 - 5                           3       326     24.0     24.1  
6 - 7                           4       570     41.9     42.1  
Missing                        -9         4       .3   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1355      Missing cases      5
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPSADHow many days have you felt unhappy ?
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (7)
Question Number and Text PY23 : In the past month, how many days have you felt unhappy or depressed?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
None                            1       464     34.1     34.2  
1-3 days                        2       650     47.8     47.9  
4-10 days                       3       168     12.4     12.4  
11 days or more                 4        75      5.5      5.5  
Missing                        -9         3       .2   Missing
Valid cases    1357      Missing cases      3
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W16 W18


PYPBOREDFrequency of feeling bored
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (7)
Question Number and Text PY24 : How often do you feel bored?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Very often                      1       193     14.2     14.2  
Quite often                     2       314     23.1     23.1  
Occasionally                    3       602     44.3     44.4  
Hardly ever                     4       248     18.2     18.3  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1357      Missing cases      3
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W16 W18


PYPHSTATHealth compared to people own age
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (8)
Question Number and Text PY25 : Compared to people of your own age, would you say that your health has been...
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Excellent                       1       326     24.0     24.9  
Good                            2       661     48.6     50.5  
Fair                            3       273     20.1     20.9  
Poor                            4        41      3.0      3.1  
Very poor                       5         8       .6       .6  
Missing                        -9         8       .6   Missing
Refused                        -2         1       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1        42      3.1   Missing
Valid cases    1309      Missing cases     51
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W17 W18


PYPOPHEYoung people shouldn't worry health
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (8)
Question Number and Text PY26A : How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements: Young people about your age should not worry too much about their health.
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Strongly agree                  1        72      5.3      5.3  
Agree                           2       248     18.2     18.3  
Not agree nor disag             3       268     19.7     19.8  
Disagree                        4       516     37.9     38.2  
Strongly disagree               5       248     18.2     18.3  
Missing                        -9         6       .4   Missing
Refused                        -2         1       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1352      Missing cases      8
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W14 W16 W18


PYPOPHCPeople your age care more being happy
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (8)
Question Number and Text PY26B : How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements: People of your age care more about being happy than being healthy.
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Strongly agree                  1       180     13.2     13.3  
Agree                           2       597     43.9     44.2  
Not agree nor disag             3       433     31.8     32.1  
Disagree                        4       115      8.5      8.5  
Strongly disagree               5        26      1.9      1.9  
Missing                        -9         7       .5   Missing
Refused                        -2         1       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         1       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1351      Missing cases      9
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W14 W16 W18


PYPHTFHeight: Feet
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY27 : How tall are you without shoes? (feet)
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
                                3         1       .1       .1  
                                4       138     10.1     19.7  
                                5       524     38.5     75.0  
                                6        35      2.6      5.0  
                                7         1       .1       .1  
Missing                        -9        20      1.5   Missing
Not applicable                 -8       236     17.4   Missing
Don't know                     -1       405     29.8   Missing
Valid cases     699      Missing cases    661
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPHFIHeight: Inches
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY27 : How tall are you without shoes? (inches)
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
                                0        70      5.1     10.0  
                                1        44      3.2      6.3  
                                2        66      4.9      9.4  
                                3        65      4.8      9.3  
                                4        55      4.0      7.9  
                                5        69      5.1      9.9  
                                6        74      5.4     10.6  
                                7        48      3.5      6.9  
                                8        71      5.2     10.2  
                                9        35      2.6      5.0  
                               10        52      3.8      7.4  
                               11        50      3.7      7.2  
Missing                        -9        20      1.5   Missing
Not applicable                 -8       236     17.4   Missing
Don't know                     -1       405     29.8   Missing
Valid cases     699      Missing cases    661
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16


PYPHTCHeight: metres & centimeters
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY27 : How tall are you without shoes? (metres and centimetres)
Non Zero
Mean      Std Dev     Minimum   Maximum
157.15      30.37       107       550
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Amount stated                   1       236     17.4    100.0  
Missing                        -9        20      1.5   Missing
Not applicable                 -8      1104     81.2   Missing
Valid cases     236      Missing cases   1124
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPWTSWeight: stones
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY28 : How much do you weigh? (stones)
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
                                2         1       .1       .1  
                                3         4       .3       .4  
                                4        35      2.6      3.7  
                                5       114      8.4     12.1  
                                6       146     10.7     15.5  
                                7       185     13.6     19.7  
                                8       178     13.1     18.9  
                                9       128      9.4     13.6  
                               10        75      5.5      8.0  
                               11        38      2.8      4.0  
                               12        16      1.2      1.7  
                               13        14      1.0      1.5  
                               14         2       .1       .2  
                               15         5       .4       .5  
Missing                        -9        12       .9   Missing
Not applicable                 -8        79      5.8   Missing
Don't know                     -1       328     24.1   Missing
Valid cases     941      Missing cases    419
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPWTPWeight: pounds
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY28 : How much do you weigh? (pounds)
Non Zero
Mean      Std Dev     Minimum   Maximum
6.22       2.91         1        13
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Amount stated                   1       941     69.2    100.0  
Missing                        -9        12       .9   Missing
Not applicable                 -8        79      5.8   Missing
Don't know                     -1       328     24.1   Missing
Valid cases     941      Missing cases    419
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPWTKWeight: kilograms
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY28 : How much do you weigh? (kilograms)
Non Zero
Mean      Std Dev     Minimum   Maximum
50.51      13.18        10        80
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Amount stated                   1        78      5.7    100.0  
Missing                        -9        13      1.0   Missing
Not applicable                 -8      1269     93.3   Missing
Valid cases      78      Missing cases   1282
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPWGHRFeel about weight
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY29 : Do you think you are...
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
About right weight              1       793     58.3     61.5  
Underweight                     2       100      7.4      7.8  
Slightly overweight             3       335     24.6     26.0  
Very overweight                 4        61      4.5      4.7  
Missing                        -9         8       .6   Missing
Refused                        -2         1       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1        62      4.6   Missing
Valid cases    1289      Missing cases     71
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPDIETEver diet or try to lose weight
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (9)
Question Number and Text PY30 : Do you ever diet or try to lose weight?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Yes all the time                1       100      7.4      7.4  
Yes sometimes                   2       512     37.6     37.9  
No never                        3       738     54.3     54.7  
Missing                        -9         7       .5   Missing
Refused                        -2         1       .1   Missing
Don't know                     -1         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1350      Missing cases     10
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Physical Characteristics
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16 W18


PYPSPRTHow often play sport, areobics, keep fit
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (10)
Question Number and Text PY31 : How often do you usually play sports, do aerobics or do some other keep fit activity?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day or almost             1       805     59.2     59.3  
About once a week               2       354     26.0     26.1  
Every now and then              3       124      9.1      9.1  
Never or hardly ever            4        75      5.5      5.5  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1358      Missing cases      2
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W15 W16


PYPSPRT1Type of exercise or sport 1st mention
Record TypePYOUTH
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Walk self or dog                1        19      1.4      1.5  
Swimming                        2        64      4.7      5.0  
Cycling                         3        34      2.5      2.7  
Jogging or running              4        50      3.7      3.9  
Tennis squash badmin            5        41      3.0      3.2  
Keep fit                        6        66      4.9      5.2  
Gym training                    7        23      1.7      1.8  
Football, rugby                 8       512     37.6     40.1  
Netbll bsketbll hcky            9       204     15.0     16.0  
Cricket                        10        10       .7       .8  
Athletics                      11         5       .4       .4  
Marshall arts                  12        46      3.4      3.6  
Horse riding                   13        31      2.3      2.4  
Gymnastics                     14        35      2.6      2.7  
Dancing of any type            15        75      5.5      5.9  
Skating ice or board           16         9       .7       .7  
Water sports ex swim           17         1       .1       .1  
Golf                           18         8       .6       .6  
Archery                        19         3       .2       .2  
Army Cadets                    20         1       .1       .1  
Motor biking                   21         2       .1       .2  
Climbing                       22         5       .4       .4  
Plays unpec sport              95         6       .4       .5  
Other (NES)                    96        23      1.7      1.8  
Missing or blank               97         5       .4       .4  
Missing                        -9         5       .4   Missing
Not applicable                 -8        75      5.5   Missing
Don't know                     -1         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1278      Missing cases     82
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16 AND PYPSPRT LT 4) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006 and does some sport or other keep fit activity.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16


PYPSPRT2Type of exercise or sport 2nd mention
Record TypePYOUTH
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Not mentioned                   0       419     30.8     32.7  
Walk self or dog                1        25      1.8      2.0  
Swimming                        2        87      6.4      6.8  
Cycling                         3        32      2.4      2.5  
Jogging or running              4        86      6.3      6.7  
Tennis squash badmin            5        63      4.6      4.9  
Keep fit                        6        60      4.4      4.7  
Gym training                    7        27      2.0      2.1  
Football, rugby                 8       143     10.5     11.2  
Netbll bsketbll hcky            9       137     10.1     10.7  
Cricket                        10        28      2.1      2.2  
Athletics                      11        21      1.5      1.6  
Marshall arts                  12        18      1.3      1.4  
Horse riding                   13         6       .4       .5  
Gymnastics                     14        42      3.1      3.3  
Dancing of any type            15        40      2.9      3.1  
Skating ice or board           16         3       .2       .2  
Water sports ex swim           17         6       .4       .5  
Golf                           18        16      1.2      1.3  
Army Cadets                    20         2       .1       .2  
Motor biking                   21         1       .1       .1  
Climbing                       22         5       .4       .4  
Plays unpec sport              95         1       .1       .1  
Other (NES)                    96        12       .9       .9  
Missing                        -9         5       .4   Missing
Not applicable                 -8        75      5.5   Missing
Valid cases    1280      Missing cases     80
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16 AND PYPSPRT LT 4) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006 and does some sport or other keep fit activity.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16


PYPNSPT1Why don't exercise or sport 1st mention
Record TypePYOUTH
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
No good, don't like             1         7       .5     11.3  
No facilities                   2         3       .2      4.8  
No time                         3        13      1.0     21.0  
Cannot afford                   4         1       .1      1.6  
No good at sport                5        24      1.8     38.7  
Health or disability            6         6       .4      9.7  
Other                           7         8       .6     12.9  
Missing                        -9        10       .7   Missing
Not applicable                 -8      1283     94.3   Missing
Don't know                     -1         5       .4   Missing
Valid cases      62      Missing cases   1298
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16 AND PYPSPRT = 4) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006 and does no sport or other keep fit activity.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16


PYPNSPT2Why don't exercise or sport 2nd mention
Record TypePYOUTH
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Not mentioned                   0        62      4.6     91.2  
No good, don't like             1         3       .2      4.4  
No time                         3         1       .1      1.5  
                                7         2       .1      2.9  
Missing                        -9         9       .7   Missing
Not applicable                 -8      1283     94.3   Missing
Valid cases      68      Missing cases   1292
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16 AND PYPSPRT = 4) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006 and does no sport or other keep fit activity.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W16


PYPFRUTHow often eat fresh fruit or veg
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (10)
Question Number and Text PY34 : How often do you eat fresh fruit or vegetables?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day or nearly             1       944     69.4     70.2  
About once a week               2       220     16.2     16.4  
Every now and then              3       143     10.5     10.6  
Never or hardly ever            4        37      2.7      2.8  
Missing                        -9        16      1.2   Missing
Valid cases    1344      Missing cases     16
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPFFDHow often eat fast food, takeaways
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (10)
Question Number and Text PY35 : How often do you east fast food such as McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken or other take-away food like that?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day or nearly             1        29      2.1      2.1  
About once a week               2       327     24.0     24.1  
Every now and then              3       731     53.8     53.9  
Never or hardly ever            4       270     19.9     19.9  
Missing                        -9         3       .2   Missing
Valid cases    1357      Missing cases      3
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W15 W16 W17 W18


PYPJFDHow often eat crisps fizzy drinks sweets
Record TypePYOUTH
QuestionnaireYouth (11)
Question Number and Text PY36 : How often do you eat crisps or sweets or have fizzy drinks such as Coke or lemonade?
Value Label                 Value   Frequency    %     Valid %
Every day or nearly             1       728     53.5     53.6  
About once a week               2       351     25.8     25.8  
Every now and then              3       229     16.8     16.9  
Never or hardly ever            4        50      3.7      3.7  
Missing                        -9         2       .1   Missing
Valid cases    1358      Missing cases      2
Question RouteIF (PAGE12 GE 11 AND PAGE12 LT 16) Asked if R is aged 11 years or over but less than 16 years on 1.12.2006.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW14 W15 W16 W17 W18