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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text QEG3
Valid cases26845Missing 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 TypeQINDSAMP
Valid cases26845Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases26845Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qpnoperson number
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11149842.842.8
2753828.128.1
3410415.315.3
424329.19.1
58483.23.2
62591.01.0
797.4.4
837.1.1
916.1.1
108.0.0
113.0.0
122.0.0
132.0.0
141.0.0
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qiviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text QEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11491255.557.2
Eligible but not int2281210.510.8
Youth int316096.06.2
Child < 114307311.411.8
Adult in non-int hho5362613.513.9
Retired rejoiner630.1.1
Inapplicable-87832.9Missing
Valid cases26062Missing cases783
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text QEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11924871.773.9
New entrant 16yrs24021.51.5
New entrant adult315415.75.9
Youth416766.26.4
Child5299011.111.5
Check6180.7.7
Deceased725.1.1
Inapplicable-87832.9Missing
Valid cases26062Missing cases783
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text QEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12321786.589.1
No2284510.610.9
Inapplicable-87832.9Missing
Valid cases26062Missing cases783
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


qhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 17 non-contact0411915.315.3
Enum member resident12076377.377.3
Enum member absent246.2.2
Enum member moved38323.13.1
Enum member deceased4154.6.6
Enum membr -rejoiner5118.4.4
New entrant -residen67792.92.9
New entrant - absent74.0.0
Retired rejoiner830.1.1
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qnewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02591496.596.5
New baby12651.01.0
Marriage/cohabitatio22591.01.0
Return from uni/coll314.1.1
Never left54.0.0
Moved in with parent6223.8.8
Shared accomodation7119.4.4
Other843.2.2
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases26841Missing cases4
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


qnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02591796.596.8
January156.2.2
February238.1.1
March369.3.3
April454.2.2
May559.2.2
June684.3.3
July778.3.3
August8107.4.4
September9115.4.4
October1087.3.3
November1157.2.2
December1244.2.2
Don't know-180.3Missing
Valid cases26765Missing cases80
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


qneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02591796.596.8
20031.0.0
20052.0.0
2006156.6.6
20076992.62.6
20086.0.0
Don't know-164.2Missing
Valid cases26781Missing cases64
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


qlvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02174081.096.1
Deceased1154.6.7
Separation/divorce2115.4.5
University/coll358.2.3
Institution410.0.0
Left for job540.1.2
Marriage/cohabitatio692.3.4
Set up own home7215.81.0
Other8189.7.8
Don't know-1423215.8Missing
Valid cases22613Missing cases4232
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


qlvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02174081.096.7
January167.2.3
February243.2.2
March339.1.2
April439.1.2
May547.2.2
June672.3.3
July771.3.3
August870.3.3
September9108.4.5
October1078.3.3
November1143.2.2
December1267.2.3
Don't know-1436116.2Missing
Valid cases22484Missing cases4361
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


qlvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text QEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02174081.096.6
20041.0.0
20052.0.0
2006153.6.7
20076112.32.7
20084.0.0
Don't know-1433416.1Missing
Valid cases22511Missing cases4334
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


qlvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text QEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02176281.195.3
At prev Wave HH1109.4.5
New local add- known2190.7.8
In GB priv add known373.3.3
In GB priv add unkno4120.4.5
Outside GB547.2.2
TSM - won't follow62881.11.3
Deceased7154.6.7
Address in NI known835.1.2
Unkown Address in NI951.2.2
Address in R.O.I104.0.0
Don't know-1401214.9Missing
Valid cases22833Missing cases4012
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


qivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text QEG14,QEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11392551.951.9
Proxy interview22651.01.0
Telephone intvw36832.52.5
Lost CAPI intvw937.1.1
Refusal1013074.94.9
Other non-intvw11236.9.9
Moved126522.42.4
Youth Interview2112454.64.6
Youth: Refusal22135.5.5
Youth: Oth non-int2349.2.2
Child under 1124283310.610.6
Refusal/non-int HH306842.52.5
Non-int/non-int HH3176.3.3
Moved/non-int HH32180.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4132.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4214.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH4398.4.4
Refusal/non-cont HH50198.7.7
Age, infirm/NC HH522611.01.0
Non-cont/NC HH5312604.74.7
Out of scope/NC HH5410934.14.1
Institutnsd/NC HH5582.3.3
Child ref/NC HH6055.2.2
Chd infirm/NC HH624.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63231.9.9
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH64113.4.4
Chd instit/NC HH652.0.0
No one elig in HH804251.61.6
Prev wave adamant re815161.91.9
Dead99154.6.6
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text QEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill133.12.1
Too elderly28.0.5
Senile327.11.7
Speaks no English45.0.3
Stressful fam sit58.0.5
R. rarely home1265.24.1
R. temp. absent1320.11.3
Too busy14128.58.2
No confidentlty206.0.4
Q's too personal2129.11.9
Won't bother30211.813.5
Survey too long326.0.4
Waste of time3329.11.9
HH mem says refuse4071.34.5
HH mem refs for R428.0.5
Risk other response43114.47.3
Other9617.11.1
No reason given997822.949.9
Inapplicable-82527894.2Missing
Valid cases1567Missing cases25278
Question RouteIF (QIVFIO = 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


qivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text QEG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field11.0.1
No re-issue to field215665.899.9
Inapplicable-82527894.2Missing
Valid cases1567Missing cases25278
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


qfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate08323.13.1
Final record12601396.996.9
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101600559.659.6
Interviews + proxies117042.62.6
Interviews + refusal12345112.912.9
Pxy at original addr156.0.0
Phone interview only1612114.54.5
Youth Interview only1712.0.0
Ghost household3950.2.2
Address not found5012864.84.8
No HH member contact51250.9.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre60192.7.7
Refusal to intviewer619503.53.5
Language problems622.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632831.11.1
Moved prev wave add7064.2.2
Out scope-institut'n8093.3.3
Moved out of scope8112094.54.5
Whole HH deceased9063.2.2
No PSM's resident914961.81.8
Adamant refusal925181.91.9
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qmemorigsample origin
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11457654.354.3
Wales new sample5397214.814.8
Scotland new sample6365213.613.6
N.I. new sample7464517.317.3
Valid cases26845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qsampstSample membership status
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-88323.10Missing
Continuing OSM1875832.6233.67
W1 non-cont/enum2700.260.27
Birth - OSM3318111.8512.23
PSM: parent of OSM410884.054.18
TSM5306611.4211.79
Scot/Wales/NI new sample8935134.8335.95
SW W9 non-cont/enum94991.861.92
Total26845100.00
Valid cases26013Missing cases832
Question RouteUses QFINLOC QIVFIO PID on Record QINDSAMP. Uses QSTAT 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


qmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11917471.473.7
Mover within GB218386.87.1
Mover outside GB377.3.3
Mover back to GB410.0.0
Mover - location unk52751.01.1
Ineligible TSM non-m6153.6.6
Ineligible TSM mover7254.91.0
New entrant this wav87832.93.0
Dead9154.6.6
Mover status unknown10327512.212.6
Inel TSM - dk mover1118.1.1
Missing-92.0Missing
Not applicable-88323.1Missing
Valid cases26011Missing cases834
Question RouteUses QFINLOC QIVFIO PID QSAMPST QLVLOC on Record QINDSAMP. Uses QHHMOVE QIVFHO on Record QHHSAMP.
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


qlewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlrwtuk1longit'l resp. weight inc all samples
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlewtuk1longit'l enum. weight inc all samples
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlrwtuk2longit'l resp. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qlewtuk2longit'l enum. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeQINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26845Missing 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


qdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeQINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.7571.240608.48
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0017476.5100.0
Missing-9.0091.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.002500793.2Missing
Valid cases1747Missing cases25098
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