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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text REG3
Valid cases26403Missing 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 TypeRINDSAMP
Valid cases26403Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Valid cases26403Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rpnoperson number
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11141543.243.2
2740328.028.0
3399015.115.1
423548.98.9
58343.23.2
62541.01.0
785.3.3
835.1.1
915.1.1
106.0.0
114.0.0
122.0.0
132.0.0
142.0.0
151.0.0
161.0.0
Valid cases26403Missing 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


riviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text REG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11438754.556.0
Eligible but not int2276710.510.8
Youth int314995.75.8
Child < 114298211.311.6
Adult in non-int hho5403815.315.7
Retired rejoiner620.1.1
Inapplicable-87102.7Missing
Valid cases25693Missing cases710
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text REG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11905072.274.1
New entrant 16yrs23391.31.3
New entrant adult315766.06.1
Youth416826.46.5
Child5287110.911.2
Check6153.6.6
Deceased722.1.1
Inapplicable-87102.7Missing
Valid cases25693Missing cases710
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


riveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (2)
Question Number and Text REG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12289586.789.1
No2279810.610.9
Inapplicable-87102.7Missing
Valid cases25693Missing cases710
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


rhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 17 non-contact0446216.916.9
Enum member resident12015576.376.3
Enum member absent245.2.2
Enum member moved37582.92.9
Enum member deceased4137.5.5
Enum membr -rejoiner5116.4.4
New entrant -residen67062.72.7
New entrant - absent74.0.0
Retired rejoiner820.1.1
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rnewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02555796.896.8
New baby1243.9.9
Marriage/cohabitatio2196.7.7
Return from uni/coll38.0.0
Return frm institutn42.0.0
Never left57.0.0
Moved in with parent6144.5.5
Shared accomodation7178.7.7
Other864.2.2
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases26399Missing 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


rnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02556296.897.0
January165.2.2
February242.2.2
March347.2.2
April455.2.2
May535.1.1
June671.3.3
July769.3.3
August878.3.3
September9165.6.6
October1077.3.3
November1148.2.2
December1235.1.1
Don't know-154.2Missing
Valid cases26349Missing cases54
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


rneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02556296.897.0
20002.0.0
20041.0.0
20051.0.0
20062.0.0
2007134.5.5
20086592.52.5
20093.0.0
Don't know-139.1Missing
Valid cases26364Missing cases39
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


rlvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02104679.796.5
Deceased1137.5.6
Separation/divorce297.4.4
University/coll359.2.3
Institution416.1.1
Left for job541.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio670.3.3
Set up own home7172.7.8
Other8170.6.8
Don't know-1459517.4Missing
Valid cases21808Missing cases4595
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


rlvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02104679.796.9
January155.2.3
February236.1.2
March335.1.2
April438.1.2
May532.1.1
June667.3.3
July762.2.3
August883.3.4
September9115.4.5
October1068.3.3
November1148.2.2
December1242.2.2
Don't know-1467617.7Missing
Valid cases21727Missing cases4676
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


rlvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (3)
Question Number and Text REG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02104679.796.7
20001.0.0
200612.0.1
2007139.5.6
20085622.12.6
200910.0.0
Don't know-1463317.5Missing
Valid cases21770Missing cases4633
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


rlvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text REG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02386390.493.0
At prev Wave HH1114.4.4
New local add- known2160.6.6
In GB priv add known380.3.3
In GB priv add unkno4105.4.4
Outside GB531.1.1
TSM - won't follow611124.24.3
Deceased7138.5.5
Address in NI known818.1.1
Unkown Address in NI937.1.1
Address in R.O.I101.0.0
Don't know-17442.8Missing
Valid cases25659Missing cases744
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


rivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (4)
Question Number and Text REG14,REG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11345451.051.0
Proxy interview2231.9.9
Telephone intvw37342.82.8
Lost CAPI intvw929.1.1
Refusal1014085.35.3
Other non-intvw11241.9.9
Moved125762.22.2
Youth Interview2112224.64.6
Youth: Refusal22126.5.5
Youth: Oth non-int2356.2.2
Child under 1124267610.110.1
Refusal/non-int HH305131.91.9
Non-int/non-int HH31130.5.5
Moved/non-int HH32182.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4127.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4210.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH4378.3.3
Refusal/non-cont HH50178.7.7
Age, infirm/NC HH522821.11.1
Non-cont/NC HH5313255.05.0
Out of scope/NC HH5411604.44.4
Institutnsd/NC HH5597.4.4
Child ref/NC HH6043.2.2
Chd infirm/NC HH624.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63234.9.9
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH64103.4.4
Chd instit/NC HH652.0.0
No one elig in HH804211.61.6
Prev wave adamant re817242.72.7
Dead99137.5.5
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text REG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill140.22.5
Too elderly28.0.5
Senile318.11.1
Speaks no English41.0.1
Stressful fam sit514.1.9
Care of ill/old101.0.1
R. rarely home1285.35.2
R. temp. absent1322.11.4
Too busy14111.46.8
No confidentlty2010.0.6
Q's too personal2127.11.7
Won't bother30219.813.5
Survey too long328.0.5
Waste of time3319.11.2
Probs with consents363.0.2
HH mem says refuse4093.45.7
HH mem refs for R429.0.6
Risk other response43196.712.0
Other9624.11.5
No reason given997192.744.2
Inapplicable-82477693.8Missing
Valid cases1627Missing cases24776
Question RouteIF (RIVFIO = 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


rivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (5)
Question Number and Text REG17 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field12.0.1
No re-issue to field216256.299.9
Inapplicable-82477693.8Missing
Valid cases1627Missing cases24776
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


rfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate07582.92.9
Final record12564597.197.1
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet (8)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101531258.058.0
Interviews + proxies116202.32.3
Interviews + refusal12351713.313.3
Pxy at original addr152.0.0
Phone interview only1613305.05.0
Youth Interview only1731.1.1
Address not found5014645.55.5
No HH member contact51219.8.8
Refus to Rsrch Cntre60111.4.4
Refusal to intviewer617092.72.7
Language problems621.0.0
No intv.: Age/health633511.31.3
Moved prev wave add7069.3.3
Out scope-institut'n80114.4.4
Moved out of scope8112674.84.8
Whole HH deceased9063.2.2
No PSM's resident914991.91.9
Adamant refusal927242.72.7
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rmemorigsample origin
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11442854.654.6
Wales new sample5391414.814.8
Scotland new sample6355513.513.5
N.I. new sample7450617.117.1
Valid cases26403Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rsampstSample membership status
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-87582.87Missing
Continuing OSM1854832.3833.33
W1 non-cont/enum2690.260.27
Birth - OSM3336412.7413.12
PSM: parent of OSM411664.424.55
TSM5299611.3511.68
Scot/Wales/NI new sample8902734.1935.2
SW W9 non-cont/enum94751.801.85
Total26403100.00
Valid cases25645Missing cases758
Question RouteUses RFINLOC RIVFIO PID on Record RINDSAMP. Uses RSTAT 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


rmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11878271.173.2
Mover within GB215976.06.2
Mover outside GB372.3.3
Mover back to GB49.0.0
Mover - location unk5203.8.8
Ineligible TSM non-m6151.6.6
Ineligible TSM mover7245.91.0
New entrant this wav87102.72.8
Dead9137.5.5
Mover status unknown10371414.114.5
Inel TSM - dk mover1125.1.1
Not applicable-87582.9Missing
Valid cases25645Missing cases758
Question RouteUses RFINLOC RIVFIO PID RSAMPST RLVLOC on Record RINDSAMP. Uses RHHMOVE RIVFHO on Record RHHSAMP.
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


rlewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rlrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rlrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rlewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26402Missing cases1
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


rlrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rlewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26402Missing cases1
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


rlrwtuk1longit'l resp. weight inc all samples
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rlewtuk1longit'l enum. weight inc all samples
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26402Missing cases1
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


rlrwtuk2longit'l resp. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26403Missing 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


rlewtuk2longit'l enum. weight within uk estimate
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases26402Missing cases1
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


rdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeRINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0014745.6100.0
Missing-9.00126.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.002480393.9Missing
Valid cases1474Missing cases24929
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