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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

rhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11415Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections14644.14.1
No corrections reqd.2986886.486.4
New address (known)37016.16.1
New addr unkwn/o-o-s43823.33.3
Valid cases11415Missing 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


riviaInterviewer area
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11415Missing 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


riviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rividInterviewer number
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11415Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Can be used as key linking variable to merge this record with the interviewer data in XIVDATA. See usage notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.821.53020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
08867.89.8
Amount stated1817971.790.2
Missing or wild-9235020.6Missing
Valid cases9065Missing cases2350
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


rivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
0.951.64020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04463.948.3
Amount stated14784.251.7
Missing or wild-91049191.9Missing
Valid cases924Missing cases10491
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


rivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10633155.555.5
Interviews + proxies111961.71.7
Interviews + refusal1210699.49.4
Pxy at original addr152.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only165384.74.7
Youth Interview only178.1.1
Address not found509158.08.0
No HH member contact511181.01.0
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6050.4.4
Refusal to intviewer612872.52.5
Language problems621.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632822.52.5
Moved prev wave add7056.5.5
Out scope-institut'n80103.9.9
Moved out of scope817816.86.8
Whole HH deceased9062.5.5
No PSM's resident912832.52.5
Adamant refusal923332.92.9
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93643.19Missing
inapplicable-81058592.73Missing
Total11415100.00
Valid cases466Missing cases10949
Question RouteIF (RIVFHO = 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


rivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-96135.37Missing
inapplicable-81058592.73Missing
Total11415100.00
Valid cases217Missing cases11198
Question RouteIF (RIVFHO = 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


rivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill174.69.3
Too elderly215.11.9
Senile37.1.9
Speaks no English41.0.1
Stressful fam sit540.45.0
Care of ill/old109.11.1
Childcare114.0.5
R. rarely home128.11.0
R. temp. absent136.1.8
Too busy1474.69.3
Q's too personal2110.11.3
Won't bother3068.68.5
Nothing changed311.0.1
Survey too long3210.11.3
Waste of time332.0.3
Probs gift voucher353.0.4
Probs with consents3613.11.6
HH mem says refuse404.0.5
Othr says refuse4127.23.4
No HH member contact941451.318.2
Out scope-instit'n9517.12.1
Other9689.811.2
No reason given991701.521.3
Missing or wild-933.3Missing
Inapplicable-81058592.7Missing
Valid cases797Missing cases10618
Question RouteIF (RIVFHO = 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


rivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted14744.260.0
No convrsion attempt23162.840.0
Inapplicable-81062593.1Missing
Valid cases790Missing cases10625
Question RouteIF (RIVFHO = 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


rivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12582.332.7
No re-issue to field25324.767.3
Inapplicable-81062593.1Missing
Valid cases790Missing cases10625
Question RouteIF (RIVFHO = 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


rivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1902579.179.1
No/inac'sble hhold 02182416.016.0
No/retiring hhold 033463.03.0
No/inlgble splt-off41801.61.6
No/other split-off540.4.4
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0327128.728.7
Yes1760666.666.6
Telephone Q. only35384.74.7
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rhhorigSample Origin
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1626754.954.9
Wales new sample5164014.414.4
Scotland new sample6163214.314.3
N.I. new sample7187616.416.4
Valid cases11415Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London11351.21.5
Outer London22642.33.0
R. of South East39528.310.7
South West44904.35.5
East Anglia52412.12.7
East Midlands64303.84.8
West Midlands Conurb71671.51.9
R. of West Midlands82712.43.1
Greater Manchester91971.72.2
Merseyside101241.11.4
R. of North West112462.22.8
South Yorkshire121491.31.7
West Yorkshire131701.51.9
Humber141731.52.0
Wear151111.01.3
R. of North161941.72.2
Wales17157413.817.7
Scotland18164114.418.5
Northern Ireland19134011.715.1
Missing-9254622.3Missing
Valid cases8869Missing cases2546
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


rhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1765167.067.0
Mover household29798.68.6
Part Mover HH3100.9.9
Whole HH deceased466.6.6
HH out of scope545.4.4
No elig. HH members62792.42.4
Unknown status8223919.619.6
All FINLOC=0956.5.5
Valid cases11415Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RIVNADD RIVIA RIVFHO on Record RHHSAMP.
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 TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6267Missing cases5148
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


rxhwtuk1Household weight -inc all samples
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rxhwtuk2Household weight within UK estimates
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11415Missing 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


rstrataStratification class
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9539Missing cases1876
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9539Missing cases1876
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeRHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12282.02.6
North West26425.67.3
Yorkshire and the Hu34884.35.5
East Midlands44273.74.8
West Midlands54373.85.0
East of England64874.35.5
London73983.54.5
South East86956.17.9
South West94884.35.5
Wales10157013.817.8
Scotland11163414.318.5
Northern Ireland12132011.615.0
Channel Islands132.0.0
Missing or wild-9259922.8Missing
Valid cases8816Missing cases2599
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
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