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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

bhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Valid cases14383Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


bpnoperson number
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1838758.358.3
2564639.339.3
32131.51.5
487.6.6
538.3.3
63.0.0
75.0.0
94.0.0
Valid cases14383Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blchbmmonth of birth - natural child
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (32)
Question Number and Text BL44AM : I would like to ask you about each child. What is the child's date of birth? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January111888.38.5
February211558.08.2
March311888.38.5
April411618.18.3
May512218.58.7
June611908.38.5
July712438.68.9
August811217.88.0
September912448.68.9
October1011768.28.4
November1110257.17.3
December1211017.77.9
Summer153.0.0
Refused-214.1Missing
Don't know-13532.5Missing
Valid cases14016Missing cases367
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1) Asked if R has had/fathered one or more children
Index TermsChildren
Fertility
NoteBiological children only, including stillbirths; excludes miscarriages, adopted, fostered or step children. For men, includes children where R and the mother never lived together.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blchbyyear of birth - natural child
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text BL44AY : I would like to ask you about each child. What is the child's date of birth? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
69.0514.831893
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given11422098.9100.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Refused-213.1Missing
Don't know-11411.0Missing
Valid cases14220Missing cases163
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1) Asked if R has had/fathered one or more children
Index TermsChildren
Fertility
NoteSee note for BLCHBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blchsxsex of natural child
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text BL44B : Is the child a boy or a girl?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Boy1735951.251.5
Girl2691848.148.5
Missing or wild-953.4Missing
Refused-28.1Missing
Don't know-145.3Missing
Valid cases14277Missing cases106
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1) Asked if R has had/fathered one or more children
Index TermsChildren
Fertility
NoteSee note for BLCHBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blchlvnatural child still lives in resp. hh
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text BL44C : Does s/he still live with you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1675847.047.1
No2706449.149.3
Died33562.52.5
Stillborn41641.11.1
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases14342Missing cases41
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1) Asked if R has had/fathered one or more children
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLCHBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blchydyear natural child died
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text BL44D : IF DIED When was that?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
67.8016.043392
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given13242.3100.0
Missing or wild-959.4Missing
Inapplicable-81398797.2Missing
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases324Missing cases14059
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1 AND BLCHLV = 3) Asked if R's first child has died
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLCHBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blchalage natural child left resp. hh
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (33)
Question Number and Text BL44E : IF LIVING ELSEWHERE What age was s/he when s/he last lived with you?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
19.516.13055
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
080.61.2
Age given1676847.198.8
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-8727950.6Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-12141.5Missing
Valid cases6848Missing cases7535
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1 AND BLCHLV = 2) Asked if R's first child lives elsewhere
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for BLCHBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blncnonatural child number
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireIndividual (33-35)
Question Number and Text BL44CNO
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1618943.043.0
2475133.033.0
3210114.614.6
48025.65.6
52721.91.9
6124.9.9
765.5.5
835.2.2
921.1.1
1013.1.1
116.0.0
124.0.0
Valid cases14383Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (BLPRNT = 1) Asked if R has had/fathered one or more children
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blchby4year of birth - natural child: 4 digit
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1969.0514.8319181993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given11422098.9100.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Refused-213.1Missing
Don't know-11411.0Missing
Valid cases14220Missing cases163
Question RouteUses BLCHBY on Record BCHILDNT.
Index TermsChildren
Fertility
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blchyd4year natural child died: 4 digit
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1967.8016.0419331992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given13242.3100.0
Missing or wild-959.4Missing
Inapplicable-81398797.2Missing
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases324Missing cases14059
Question RouteUses BLCHYD on Record BCHILDNT.
Index TermsChildren
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeBCHILDNT
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG3
Valid cases14383Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeBCHILDNT
Valid cases14383Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12