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chidHousehold identification number
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6534Missing 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


civnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections1100515.415.4
No corrections reqd.2448168.668.6
HH at new address3104816.016.0
Valid cases6534Missing 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


civiaInterviewer area
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6534Missing 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 had moved at Wave Two or was understood as a result of the between wave tracing exercise to have made a non-local move. If move was expected, and the household could not immediately be allocated to another area, area is given as 0.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cividInterviewer number
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6534Missing 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


civlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.652.07016
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05929.19.1
Amount stated1594090.990.9
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Valid cases6532Missing cases2
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


civtncNumber of calls at new address
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.622.06020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03906.038.9
Amount stated16139.461.1
Missing or wild-945.7Missing
Inapplicable-8548684.0Missing
Valid cases1003Missing cases5531
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


civiamArea interview took place-nonlocal movers
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates interview area where the h/hold was actually found. Corresponds to the Wave One area indicated by the variable AHHAC, unless a) the h/hold had made a non-local move, in which the new interviewer area is given or b) the h/hold was not issued to field or was an untraced mover in which case the area is given as 300.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10435466.666.6
Interviews + proxies112794.34.3
Interviews + refusal123785.85.8
Pxy at original addr155.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only162123.23.2
Docs missing or unus394.1.1
Address not found502624.04.0
No HH member contact51821.31.3
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6037.6.6
Refusal to intviewer612724.24.2
Language problems624.1.1
No intv.: Age/health63721.11.1
Moved prev wave add70901.41.4
Out scope-institut'n8027.4.4
Moved out of scope81661.01.0
Whole HH deceased9041.6.6
No PSM's resident911762.72.7
Adamant refusal921732.62.6
Valid cases6534Missing 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


civosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
019.33.8
11742.734.7
21652.532.9
3681.013.6
444.78.8
523.44.6
65.11.0
81.0.2
102.0.4
Missing or wild-9576688.2Missing
Don't know-12674.1Missing
Valid cases501Missing cases6033
Question RouteIF (CIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,81) Asked if Household interview is refused.
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


civnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03285.092.1
124.46.7
24.11.1
Missing or wild-9576988.3Missing
Don't know-14096.3Missing
Valid cases356Missing cases6178
Question RouteIF (CIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,81) Asked if Household interview is refused.
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


civhzifHousehold 0 issued to field
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1581789.095.4
No22814.34.6
Inapplicable-84366.7Missing
Valid cases6098Missing cases436
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApplies to all fed forward households i.e. household No. 0 's. Code 1 'Yes' indicates the household was issued to field. 'No' indicates the household was not issued to field as it was an adamant refusal, out-of-scope, whole household deceased etc.
Variable OccurrenceW3


civrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill1831.310.9
Too elderly26.1.8
Senile322.32.9
Speaks no English45.1.7
Stressful fam sit549.76.5
Care of ill/old106.1.8
Childcare113.0.4
R. rarely home1229.43.8
R. temp. absent138.11.1
Too busy14701.19.2
No confidentiality205.1.7
Q's too personal2120.32.6
Won't bother301722.622.7
Nothing changed3110.21.3
Survey too long3220.32.6
Waste of time3319.32.5
Probs gift voucher354.1.5
HH mem says refuse4016.22.1
Othr says refuse4123.43.0
HH mem refs for R423.0.4
Out scope-instit'n9529.43.8
Other9610.21.3
No reason given991462.219.3
Missing or wild-9577688.4Missing
Valid cases758Missing cases5776
Question RouteIF (CIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,81) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


chhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0130219.919.9
Yes1500476.676.6
No217.3.3
Telephone Q. only32113.23.2
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
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


cxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12313.54.1
Outer London23665.66.4
R. of South East3103515.818.2
South West45187.99.1
East Anglia52273.54.0
East Midlands64396.77.7
West Midlands Conurb72313.54.1
R. of West Midlands82754.24.8
Greater Manchester92393.74.2
Merseyside101261.92.2
R. of North West112624.04.6
South Yorkshire121552.42.7
West Yorkshire132053.13.6
Humber141862.83.3
Wear151422.22.5
R. of North162193.43.8
Wales172894.45.1
Scotland185468.49.6
Missing-984312.9Missing
Valid cases5691Missing cases843
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
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


chhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1492275.375.3
Mover household280712.412.4
Part Mover HH322.3.3
Whole HH deceased440.6.6
HH out of scope5881.31.3
No elig. HH members61782.72.7
Unknown status83855.95.9
All FINLOC=09921.41.4
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
Question RouteUses CIVNADD CIVIA CIVFHO on Record CHHSAMP.
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 TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6534Missing 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


cstrataStratification class
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
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


cpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeCHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6534Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeCHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12824.34.8
North West274711.412.7
Yorkshire and the Hu35648.69.6
East Midlands44516.97.7
West Midlands55318.19.0
East of England64897.58.3
London76289.610.7
South East880012.213.6
South West95238.08.9
Wales103044.75.2
Scotland115678.79.6
Missing-96489.9Missing
Valid cases5886Missing cases648
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