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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

bhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Valid cases1664Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


bpnoperson number
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
196958.258.2
254532.832.8
3774.64.6
4492.92.9
515.9.9
65.3.3
73.2.2
81.1.1
Valid cases1664Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blcsbmmonth began cohabitation spell
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (29)
Question Number and Text BL37 : In what month and year did you start living with your (1st/2nd/3rd/etc) partner? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
refused-260.36Missing
don't know-138523.14Missing
january11056.318.25
february2865.176.76
march3764.575.97
april41066.378.33
may51036.198.09
june61166.979.11
july71116.678.72
august81267.579.9
september91348.0510.53
october101016.077.93
november11995.957.78
december121026.138.01
spring1430.180.24
summer1540.240.31
autumn1610.060.08
Total1664100.00
Valid cases1273Missing cases391
Question RouteIF (BLCOH = 1 AND BLNCOH GT 0) Asked if R has lived with one person or more as a couple for 3 months or more and did not marry partner
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteExcludes marriage partners.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blcsbyyear began cohabitation spell
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (29)
Question Number and Text BL37Y : In what month and year did you start living with your (1st/2nd/3rd/etc) partner? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
84.947.543892
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
refused-260.36Missing
don't know-1613.67Missing
[Value >= 0]159795.97100.0
Total1664100.00
Valid cases1597Missing cases67
Question RouteIF (BLCOH = 1 AND BLNCOH GT 0) Asked if R has lived with one person or more as a couple for 3 months or more and did not marry partner
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteExcludes marriage partners.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blcsemmonth ceased cohabitation spell
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (29)
Question Number and Text BL38M : What month and year did you stop living together? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.06Missing
inapplicable-868040.87Missing
refused-260.36Missing
don't know-132219.35Missing
january1402.406.11
february2533.198.09
march3482.887.33
april4452.706.87
may5513.067.79
june6613.679.31
july7704.2110.69
august8663.9710.08
september9684.0910.38
october10392.345.95
november11452.706.87
december12643.859.77
spring1410.060.15
summer1510.060.15
autumn1630.180.46
Total1664100.00
Valid cases655Missing cases1009
Question RouteIF (BLCOH = 1 AND BLNCOH GT 0) Asked if R has lived with one person or more as a couple for 3 months or more and did not marry partner
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteExcludes marriage partners.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blcseyyear ceased cohabitation spell
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (29)
Question Number and Text BL38Y : What month and year did you stop living together? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
84.717.523893
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.06Missing
inapplicable-868040.87Missing
refused-260.36Missing
don't know-1533.19Missing
[Value >= 0]92455.53100.0
Total1664100.00
Valid cases924Missing cases740
Question RouteIF (BLCOH = 1 AND BLNCOH GT 0) Asked if R has lived with one person or more as a couple for 3 months or more and did not marry partner
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteExcludes marriage partners.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blcsnecohabitation spell not ended
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (29)
Question Number and Text BL38NE : What month and year did you stop living together? Not ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.06Missing
inapplicable-898359.07Missing
not ended168040.87100.0
Total1664100.00
Valid cases680Missing cases984
Question RouteIF (BLCOH = 1 AND BLNCOH GT 0) Asked if R has lived with one person or more as a couple for 3 months or more and did not marry partner
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteExcludes marriage partners.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blcsnocohabitation spell number
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireIndividual (29)
Question Number and Text BL37SPNO
Valid cases1664Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Marital and Cohabitation History
NoteBLCSBY4 Four-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blcsby4year began cohabitation spell: 4 digit
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1984.947.5419381992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
refused-260.36Missing
don't know-1613.67Missing
[Value >= 0]159795.97100.0
Total1664100.00
Valid cases1597Missing cases67
Question RouteUses BLCSBY on Record BCOHABIT.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blcsey4year ceased cohabitation spell: 4 digit
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1984.717.5219381993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910.06Missing
inapplicable-868040.87Missing
refused-260.36Missing
don't know-1533.19Missing
[Value >= 0]92455.53100.0
Total1664100.00
Valid cases924Missing cases740
Question RouteUses BLCSEY on Record BCOHABIT.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeBCOHABIT
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG3
Valid cases1664Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeBCOHABIT
Valid cases1664Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12