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bhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Valid cases7967Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


bpnoperson number
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1459057.657.6
2318840.040.0
31201.51.5
447.6.6
516.2.2
62.0.0
71.0.0
92.0.0
101.0.0
Valid cases7967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmarmmonth of marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text BL4M,BL12M,BL20M,BL27M : In what month and year did you marry? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.04Missing
refused-240.05Missing
don't know-12122.66Missing
january12883.613.72
february23694.634.76
march387811.0211.33
april46297.908.12
may55416.796.98
june67739.709.98
july783210.4410.74
august891411.4711.8
september996912.1612.51
october106998.779.02
november113824.794.93
december124655.846.0
winter1320.030.03
summer1530.040.04
autumn1640.050.05
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7748Missing cases219
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmaryyear of marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text BL4Y,BL12Y,BL20Y,BL27Y : In what month and year did you marry? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
67.6215.991492
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.04Missing
refused-240.05Missing
don't know-1340.43Missing
[Value >= 0]792699.49100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7926Missing cases41
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2


blmcohcohabited before marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text BL5,BL13,BL21,BL28 : As you know more people are living together before getting married. Did you and your husband/wife live together as a couple before getting married?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.04Missing
refused-290.11Missing
yes1167921.0721.11
no2627678.7778.89
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7955Missing cases12
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmcbmmonth began cohabiting before marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL6M,BL14M,BL22M,BL30M : What month and year did you start living together? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-960.08Missing
inapplicable-8628578.89Missing
refused-210.01Missing
don't know-12673.35Missing
january11491.8710.58
february21001.267.1
march31151.448.17
april4901.136.39
may51081.367.67
june61391.749.87
july71061.337.53
august81291.629.16
september91431.7910.16
october101101.387.81
november111041.317.39
december121101.387.81
spring1430.040.21
summer1510.010.07
autumn1610.010.07
Total7967100.00
Valid cases1408Missing cases6559
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMCOH = 1) Asked if R has been married at least once and lived as a couple before marriage
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmcbyyear began cohabiting before marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL6Y,BL14Y,BL22Y,BL30Y : What month and year did you start living together? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
80.678.293092
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-960.08Missing
inapplicable-8628578.89Missing
refused-210.01Missing
don't know-1210.26Missing
[Value >= 0]165420.76100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases1654Missing cases6313
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BMLCOH = 1) Asked if R has been married at least once and lived as a couple before marriage
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2


blmendwhether marriage ended
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL7,BL15,BL23 : Did that marriage end in divorce, widowhood, or something else?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.03Missing
refused-230.04Missing
widowed195612.0012.01
divorced2141317.7417.75
other,separated31922.412.41
currently married4540167.7967.83
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7962Missing cases5
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmwwmmonth widowed
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL8M,BL16M,BL24M,BL32M : In what month and year were you widowed? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9160.20Missing
inapplicable-8700987.98Missing
don't know-1780.98Missing
january1720.908.33
february2760.958.8
march3690.877.99
april4680.857.87
may5700.888.1
june6760.958.8
july7630.797.29
august8630.797.29
september9660.837.64
october10700.888.1
november11821.039.49
december12881.1010.19
summer1510.010.12
Total7967100.00
Valid cases864Missing cases7103
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMEND = 1) Asked if R has been married at least once and marriage ended in widowhood
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmwwyyear widowed
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL8Y,BL16Y,BL24Y,BL32Y : In what month and year were you widowed? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
78.1511.962992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9160.20Missing
inapplicable-8700987.98Missing
don't know-1190.24Missing
[Value >= 0]92311.59100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases923Missing cases7044
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMEND = 1) Asked if R has been married at least once and marriage ended in widowhood
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2


blmdvmmonth divorced
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL9M,BL17M,BL25M,BL33M : In what month and year did your divorce/annulment become final? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9120.15Missing
inapplicable-8655282.24Missing
refused-220.03Missing
don't know-14235.31Missing
january1801.008.18
february2580.735.93
march3811.028.28
april4851.078.69
may5670.846.85
june61091.3711.15
july7660.836.75
august8971.229.92
september9971.229.92
october10941.189.61
november11650.826.65
december12720.907.36
winter1320.030.2
spring1420.030.2
summer1530.040.31
Total7967100.00
Valid cases978Missing cases6989
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMEND = 2) Asked if R has been married at least once and marriage ended in divorce
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmdvyyear divorced
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL9Y,BL17Y,BL25Y,BL33Y : In what month and year did your divorce/annulment become final? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
79.879.892792
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9110.14Missing
inapplicable-8655282.24Missing
refused-220.03Missing
don't know-1400.50Missing
[Value >= 0]136217.10100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases1362Missing cases6605
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMEND = 2) Asked if R has been married at least once and marriage ended in divorce
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2


blmspmmonth separated
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL10M,BL18M,BL26M,BL34M : In what month and year did you stop living together? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97259.10Missing
inapplicable-8634679.65Missing
refused-240.05Missing
don't know-12453.08Missing
january1560.708.66
february2420.536.49
march3490.627.57
april4530.678.19
may5490.627.57
june6590.749.12
july7480.607.42
august8610.779.43
september9710.8910.97
october10590.749.12
november11590.749.12
december12340.435.26
spring1410.010.15
summer1540.050.62
autumn1620.030.31
Total7967100.00
Valid cases647Missing cases7320
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMEND = 3) Asked if R has been married at least once and marriage ended in something other than widowhood or divorce
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmspyyear separated
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text BL10Y,BL18Y,BL26Y,BL34Y : In what month and year did you stop living together? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
80.3410.094092
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97269.11Missing
inapplicable-8634679.65Missing
refused-220.03Missing
don't know-1310.39Missing
[Value >= 0]86210.82100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases862Missing cases7105
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4 AND BLMEND = 3) Asked if R has been married at least once and marriage ended in something other than widowhood or divorce
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2


bmarnomarriage number
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases7967Missing cases0
Marital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


bmpnoid of current married partner
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text BL28 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Write in person number of spouse (from Household Grid)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-896712.14Missing
[Value >= 0]700087.86100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7000Missing cases967
Question RouteIF (BMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R has been or is married.
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Marital and Cohabitation History
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW2


bmrmseqsequence number of most recent marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-896712.14Missing
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7000Missing cases967
Question RouteUses BMARNO on Record BMARRIAG. Uses BNMAR on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteIndicates whether most recent marriage (that is, where BMARNO equals 4), is first or subsequent marriage.
Variable OccurrenceW2


blmary4year of marriage
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1967.6215.9919141996
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.04Missing
refused-240.05Missing
don't know-1340.43Missing
[Value >= 0]792699.49100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases7926Missing cases41
Question RouteUses BLMARY on Record BMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmcby4year began cohabiting: 4 digit
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1980.678.2919301992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-960.08Missing
inapplicable-8628578.89Missing
refused-210.01Missing
don't know-1210.26Missing
[Value >= 0]165420.76100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases1654Missing cases6313
Question RouteUses BLMCBY on Record BMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmwwy4year widowed: 4 digit
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1978.1511.9619291992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9160.20Missing
inapplicable-8700987.98Missing
don't know-1190.24Missing
[Value >= 0]92311.59100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases923Missing cases7044
Question RouteUses BLMWWY on Record BMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmdvy4year divorced: 4 digit
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1979.879.8919271992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9110.14Missing
inapplicable-8655282.24Missing
refused-220.03Missing
don't know-1400.50Missing
[Value >= 0]136217.10100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases1362Missing cases6605
Question RouteUses BLMDVY on Record BMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


blmspy4year separated: 4 digit
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1980.3410.0919401992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-97269.11Missing
inapplicable-8634679.65Missing
refused-220.03Missing
don't know-1310.39Missing
[Value >= 0]86210.82100.0
Total7967100.00
Valid cases862Missing cases7105
Question RouteUses BLMSPY on Record BMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeBMARRIAG
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG3
Valid cases7967Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeBMARRIAG
Valid cases7967Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12