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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

bhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases5984Missing 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


bivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
HH at new address176412.812.8
Address corrections2116119.419.4
No corrections reqd.3405967.867.8
Valid cases5984Missing 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


biviaInterviewer area
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases5984Missing 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 was understood as a result of the between wave tracing exercise to have made a non-local move. If move was expected, area is given as 0.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bividInterviewer number
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
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


bivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01622.72.7
199016.516.5
2169228.328.3
3121020.220.2
471011.911.9
54747.97.9
62904.84.8
71742.92.9
81422.42.4
954.9.9
1030.5.5
1111.2.2
1244.7.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases5983Missing cases1
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


bivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01272.12.1
195516.016.0
2173128.928.9
3121620.320.3
471612.012.0
54908.28.2
62934.94.9
71773.03.0
81382.32.3
954.9.9
1030.5.5
1112.2.2
1244.7.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases5983Missing cases1
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


biviamArea interview took place-nonlocal movers
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases5983Missing cases1
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates interview area where the h/hold was actually found, subject to modifications as a result of the Inter-Penetrating Sample exercise. Corresponds to the Wave One area indicated by the variable AHHAC, unless a) the h/hold had made a non-local move, in which case the area is given as 0, or b) the h/hold is one of the swapped h/holds in the IPS exercise, in which case the value corresponds to the area with which the h/hold was swapped. See note on Inter-Penetrating Sample in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10455676.176.1
Interviews + proxies113345.65.6
Interviews + refusal123295.55.5
HH comp + qaire only132.0.0
Pxy at original addr156.1.1
Demolished/derelict404.1.1
Address not found501532.62.6
No HH member contact51601.01.0
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6034.6.6
Refusal to intviewer613766.36.3
Language problems624.1.1
No intv.: Age/health6320.3.3
Moved prev wave add7022.4.4
Out scope-institut'n809.2.2
Moved out of scope8138.6.6
Whole HH deceased9037.6.6
Valid cases5984Missing 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 Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0576096.397.7
143.7.7
254.9.9
317.3.3
411.2.2
57.1.1
111.0.0
Don't know-1911.5Missing
Valid cases5893Missing cases91
Question RouteDerived from Survey database.
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


bivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0582397.399.6
115.3.3
25.1.1
41.0.0
111.0.0
Don't know-11392.3Missing
Valid cases5845Missing cases139
Question RouteDerived from Survey database.
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


bhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1521187.199.7
No216.3.3
Inapplicable-875712.7Missing
Valid cases5227Missing cases757
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


bivipsInter-penetrating sample indicator
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
In IPS Sample1154525.825.8
Not in IPS Sample2434972.772.7
Orig. IPS but moved345.8.8
W 1 non-contact HH444.7.7
Missing-91.0Missing
Valid cases5983Missing cases1
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Sampling Factors
NoteSee note on Inter-penetrating sample in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
NoteSee in Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12504.24.3
Outer London23676.16.3
R. of South East3104017.418.0
South West45238.79.0
East Anglia52223.73.8
East Midlands64317.27.4
West Midlands Conurb72343.94.0
R. of West Midlands82754.64.8
Greater Manchester92464.14.3
Merseyside101362.32.4
R. of North West112614.44.5
South Yorkshire121562.62.7
West Yorkshire132143.63.7
Humber141813.03.1
Wear151512.52.6
R. of North162293.84.0
Wales172995.05.2
Scotland185729.69.9
Missing-91973.3Missing
Valid cases5787Missing cases197
Question RouteUses AREGION on Record AHHSAMP. Uses AHID BHHMOVE on Record BHHSAMP.
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


bhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1502283.983.9
Mover household281113.613.6
Whole HH deceased436.6.6
HH out of scope548.8.8
Unknown status845.8.8
All FINLOC=0922.4.4
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BIVNADD BIVIA BIVFHO on Record BHHSAMP.
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. Mover 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 TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
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


bstrataStratification class
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis indicator distinguishes separate stratification classes used in the sampling procedure. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeBHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5984Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeBHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12724.54.8
North West273012.212.8
Yorkshire and the Hu35499.29.6
East Midlands44287.27.5
West Midlands55148.69.0
East of England64597.78.1
London762010.410.9
South East878113.113.7
South West95068.58.9
Wales102874.85.0
Scotland115519.29.7
Missing-92874.8Missing
Valid cases5697Missing cases287
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