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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

bhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases850Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


bpnoperson number
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
145153.153.1
235541.841.8
3242.82.8
4202.42.4
Valid cases850Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacbmmonth of birth - adopted child
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (30)
Question Number and Text BL41AM : I would like to ask you about each adopted or step child. What is the child's date of birth? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January1688.09.0
February2566.67.4
March3677.98.9
April4586.87.7
May5586.87.7
June6647.58.5
July7698.19.2
August8556.57.3
September9617.28.1
October10839.811.0
November11475.56.2
December12677.98.9
Refused-23.4Missing
Don't know-19411.1Missing
Valid cases753Missing cases97
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteIncludes children of all ages, not only those under 16; excludes foster children unless subsequently adopted; includes de facto step children i.e. acquired through cohabitation.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacbyyear of birth - adopted child
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41AY : I would like to ask you about each adopted or step child. What is the child's date of birth? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
68.3511.152692
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given179493.4100.0
Refused-23.4Missing
Don't know-1536.2Missing
Valid cases794Missing cases56
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blacsxsex of adopted child
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41B : Is the child a boy or a girl?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Boy143751.451.8
Girl240747.948.2
Missing or wild-93.4Missing
Refused-23.4Missing
Valid cases844Missing cases6
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacststatus of adopted child
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41C : Is s/he a step or adopted child?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Stepchild161572.474.9
Adopted220624.225.1
Missing or wild-9293.4Missing
Valid cases821Missing cases29
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacybyear adopted child joined resp. hh
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41D : In what year did s/he begin living with you?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
76.0211.703492
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given176089.4100.0
Missing or wild-9748.7Missing
Don't know-1161.9Missing
Valid cases760Missing cases90
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blaclvadopted child still lives in resp. hh
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41E : Does s/he still live with you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes126130.730.8
No258568.869.0
Died32.2.2
Missing or wild-92.2Missing
Valid cases848Missing cases2
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has had one or more adopted or stepchildren living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacydyear adopted child died
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41F : IF DIED When was that?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Missing or wild-93.4Missing
Inapplicable-884699.5Missing
Don't know-11.1Missing
Valid cases0Missing cases850
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1 AND BLALV = 3) Asked if R's first adopted\step child once lived with R and has died
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blacalage adopted child left resp. hh
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41G : IF LIVING ELSEWHERE What age was s/he when s/he last lived with you?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
18.715.59153
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given155965.8100.0
Missing or wild-95.6Missing
Inapplicable-826330.9Missing
Refused-21.1Missing
Don't know-1222.6Missing
Valid cases559Missing cases291
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1 AND BLALV = 2) Asked if R's first adopted\step child once lived with R and now lives elsewhere
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacnoadopted child number
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (31)
Question Number and Text BL41
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
152461.661.6
223527.627.6
3768.98.9
4151.81.8
Valid cases850Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (BLADOPT = 1) Asked if R has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee note for BLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacby4year of birth - adopted child: 4 digit
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1968.3511.1519261992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given179493.4100.0
Refused-23.4Missing
Don't know-1536.2Missing
Valid cases794Missing cases56
Question RouteUses BLACBY on Record BCHILDAD.
Index TermsChildren
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacyb4year adopted child joined hh: 4 digit
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1976.0211.7019341992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given176089.4100.0
Missing or wild-9748.7Missing
Don't know-1161.9Missing
Valid cases760Missing cases90
Question RouteUses BLACYB on Record BCHILDAD.
Index TermsChildren
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blacyd4year adopted child died: 4 digit
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Missing or wild-93.4Missing
Inapplicable-884699.5Missing
Don't know-11.1Missing
Valid cases0Missing cases850
Question RouteUses BLACYD on Record BCHILDAD.
Index TermsChildren
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeBCHILDAD
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG3
Valid cases850Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeBCHILDAD
Valid cases850Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12