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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

qhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11498Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections15755.05.0
No corrections reqd.2962083.783.7
New address (known)38637.57.5
New addr unkwn/o-o-s44403.83.8
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qividInterviewer number
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.901.57017
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
09198.09.8
Amount stated1845873.690.2
Missing or wild-9212118.4Missing
Valid cases9377Missing cases2121
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


qivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
11.38016
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04884.243.4
Amount stated16375.556.6
Missing or wild-91037390.2Missing
Valid cases1125Missing cases10373
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


qivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10658557.357.3
Interviews + proxies112211.91.9
Interviews + refusal1210359.09.0
Pxy at original addr155.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only164784.24.2
Youth Interview only173.0.0
Docs missing or unus3919.2.2
Address not found507916.96.9
No HH member contact511251.11.1
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6096.8.8
Refusal to intviewer614053.53.5
Language problems621.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632342.02.0
Moved prev wave add7059.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8087.8.8
Moved out of scope817446.56.5
Whole HH deceased9061.5.5
No PSM's resident913062.72.7
Adamant refusal922432.12.1
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93963.44Missing
inapplicable-81057291.95Missing
Total11498100.00
Valid cases530Missing cases10968
Question RouteIF (QIVFHO = 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


qivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97126.19Missing
inapplicable-81057291.95Missing
Total11498100.00
Valid cases214Missing cases11284
Question RouteIF (QIVFHO = 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


qivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill164.67.1
Too elderly215.11.7
Senile33.0.3
Stressful fam sit570.67.8
Care of ill/old1010.11.1
Childcare112.0.2
R. rarely home128.1.9
R. temp. absent135.0.6
Too busy1494.810.4
No confidentiality202.0.2
Q's too personal219.11.0
Won't bother30100.911.1
Nothing changed312.0.2
Survey too long328.1.9
Waste of time337.1.8
Probs gift voucher351.0.1
HH mem says refuse409.11.0
Othr says refuse4126.22.9
No HH member contact941431.215.9
Out scope-instit'n959.11.0
Other9690.810.0
No reason given992252.024.9
Missing or wild-924.2Missing
Inapplicable-81057291.9Missing
Valid cases902Missing cases10596
Question RouteIF (QIVFHO = 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


qivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted14614.051.2
No convrsion attempt24403.848.8
Inapplicable-81059792.2Missing
Valid cases901Missing cases10597
Question RouteIF (QIVFHO = 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


qivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12181.924.2
No re-issue to field26835.975.8
Inapplicable-81059792.2Missing
Valid cases901Missing cases10597
Question RouteIF (QIVFHO = 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


qivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1936481.481.4
No/inac'sble hhold 02165414.414.4
No/retiring hhold 032542.22.2
No/inlgble splt-off42011.71.7
No/other split-off525.2.2
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0315227.427.4
Yes1786268.468.4
Telephone Q. only34844.24.2
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qhhorigSample Origin
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1628854.754.7
Wales new sample5165014.414.4
Scotland new sample6165414.414.4
N.I. new sample7190616.616.6
Valid cases11498Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11461.31.6
Outer London22802.43.1
R. of South East39578.310.5
South West45104.45.6
East Anglia52592.32.8
East Midlands64233.74.6
West Midlands Conurb71661.41.8
R. of West Midlands82782.43.1
Greater Manchester92021.82.2
Merseyside101161.01.3
R. of North West112472.12.7
South Yorkshire121381.21.5
West Yorkshire131681.51.8
Humber141721.51.9
Wear151141.01.3
R. of North162081.82.3
Wales17160313.917.6
Scotland18169414.718.6
Northern Ireland19142412.415.6
Missing-9239320.8Missing
Valid cases9105Missing cases2393
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


qhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1783168.168.1
Mover household211439.99.9
Part Mover HH368.6.6
Whole HH deceased473.6.6
HH out of scope557.5.5
No elig. HH members62982.62.6
Unknown status8196917.117.1
All FINLOC=0959.5.5
Valid cases11498Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QIVNADD QIVIA QIVFHO on Record QHHSAMP.
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 TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6288Missing cases5210
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


qxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qxhwtuk2Household weight within UK estimates
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11498Missing 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


qstrataStratification class
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9592Missing cases1906
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeQHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9592Missing cases1906
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeQHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12402.12.6
North West26475.67.1
Yorkshire and the Hu34784.25.2
East Midlands44233.74.6
West Midlands54443.94.9
East of England65084.45.6
London74263.74.7
South East87086.27.8
South West95104.45.6
Wales10160313.917.6
Scotland11169414.718.6
Northern Ireland12142412.415.6
Channel Islands132.0.0
Missing-9239120.8Missing
Valid cases9107Missing cases2391
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