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chidhousehold identification number
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cpnoperson number
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1653440.640.6
2460228.628.6
3262016.316.3
415439.69.6
55663.53.5
61541.01.0
751.3.3
819.1.1
910.1.1
107.0.0
113.0.0
121.0.0
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG3
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteConsistent across waves.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeCINDSAMP
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civiow2interview outcome wave 2
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1986861.364.4
Proxy24312.72.8
Refusal37234.54.7
Absent431.2.2
Non contact532.2.2
Child under 166303418.819.8
Moved752.3.3
Elig - in non-cont H93412.12.2
Elig - in refusal HH105523.43.6
Out of scope/institd1172.4.5
Chld - in nonresp HH121981.21.3
Inapplicable-87764.8Missing
Valid cases15334Missing cases776
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3


civievrever interviewed
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11121269.673.1
No: new29726.06.3
No: never3305018.919.9
No: check482.5.5
Deceased518.1.1
Inapplicable-87764.8Missing
Valid cases15334Missing cases776
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


civeligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11448389.994.5
No28515.35.5
Inapplicable-87764.8Missing
Valid cases15334Missing cases776
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


chhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 3 non-contact0172110.710.7
Enum member resident11264078.578.5
Enum member absent245.3.3
Enum member moved36554.14.1
Enum member deceased4120.7.7
Enum membr -rejoiner5153.9.9
New entrant -residen67734.84.8
New entrant - absent73.0.0
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cnewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01518194.294.3
New baby11751.11.1
Marriage/cohab21961.21.2
From college/univers345.3.3
Never left5103.6.6
Moved in with parent691.6.6
Shared accommodation791.6.6
Other82171.31.3
Don't know-111.1Missing
Valid cases16099Missing cases11
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01528194.995.2
January136.2.2
February235.2.2
March339.2.2
April453.3.3
May544.3.3
June671.4.4
July796.6.6
August870.4.4
September9133.8.8
October1085.5.5
November1169.4.4
December1241.3.3
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-156.3Missing
Valid cases16053Missing cases57
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cneyrjnnew entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01528194.995.2
1991914.0.0
199292143.9.9
1993936203.83.9
1994949.1.1
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-152.3Missing
Valid cases16057Missing cases53
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


clvwhyleavers
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01361484.595.9
Deceased1120.7.8
Separated/divorced269.4.5
To college/universit342.3.3
To institution410.1.1
Left for job546.3.3
Marriage/cohabitatio652.3.4
To set up own home760.4.4
Other81891.21.3
Don't know-1190811.8Missing
Valid cases14202Missing cases1908
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


clvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01361484.596.7
January131.2.2
February220.1.1
March331.2.2
April425.2.2
May529.2.2
June642.3.3
July759.4.4
August844.3.3
September974.5.5
October1049.3.3
November1126.2.2
December1236.2.3
Don't know-1203012.6Missing
Valid cases14080Missing cases2030
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


clvyrleavers - year left
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01361484.596.5
1991911.0.0
199292111.7.8
1993933752.32.7
1994944.0.0
Don't know-1200512.4Missing
Valid cases14105Missing cases2005
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


clvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01361484.595.4
Outside GB12271.41.6
In GB priv add known293.6.7
In GB priv add unkno3110.7.8
Institution414.1.1
Deceased599.6.7
Other6120.7.8
Don't know-1183311.4Missing
Valid cases14277Missing cases1833
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1902456.056.0
Proxy interview23242.02.0
Telephone intvw32521.61.6
Refusal105483.43.4
Other non-intvw11113.7.7
Moved124252.62.6
Child under 1620284317.617.6
Refusal/non-int HH302781.71.7
Non-int/non-int HH3125.2.2
Moved/non-int HH3291.6.6
Child in non-int HH4085.5.5
Refusal/non-cont HH503232.02.0
Lang prob/NC HH516.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH5255.3.3
Non-cont/NC HH534402.72.7
Out of scope/NC HH5489.6.6
Institutnsd/NC HH5524.1.1
Untraced mover5689.6.6
Child ref/NC HH6070.4.4
Chd lang prob/NC HH611.0.0
Chd infirm/NC HH621.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63106.7.7
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6419.1.1
Chd untraced mover6650.3.3
No one elig in HH802541.61.6
Prev wave adamant re814552.82.8
Dead99120.7.7
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAn important variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxies have been merged with that from respondents. Proxies, however, have zero weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. All waves after Wave One use a consistent coding frame obtained from coversheet interviewer check. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill18.01.9
Too elderly23.0.7
Senile35.01.2
Speaks no English45.01.2
Stressful fam sit59.12.2
Care of ill/old101.0.2
Childcare112.0.5
R. rarely home1219.14.6
R. temp. absent1310.12.4
Too busy1439.29.5
No confidentlty204.01.0
Q's too personal2132.27.8
Won't bother30121.829.4
Nothing changed317.01.7
Survey too long323.0.7
Waste of time3346.311.2
Prev bad exprnce341.0.2
Probs gift voucher351.0.2
HH mem says refuse4011.12.7
Othr says refuse411.0.2
HH mem refs for R4214.13.4
Other963.0.7
No reason given9967.416.3
Missing or wild-96253.9Missing
Inapplicable-81507393.6Missing
Valid cases412Missing cases15698
Question RouteIF (CIVFIO = 10 or 11) Asked if R refuses interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CFINLOC
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate06554.14.1
Final record11545595.995.9
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAllows identification of the last h/hold where the sample member was expected to be found.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civteltelephone interview
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG15
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes: telephone inter12521.643.8
No, face to face23242.056.3
Inapplicable-81553496.4Missing
Valid cases576Missing cases15534
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteSee Volume A for details on telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3


civfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101084167.367.3
Interviews + proxies119065.65.6
Interviews + refusal1212727.97.9
Pxy at original addr158.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only165513.43.4
Docs missing or unus398.0.0
Address not found504172.62.6
No HH member contact51147.9.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6078.5.5
Refusal to intviewer616814.24.2
Language problems6225.2.2
No intv.: Age/health6394.6.6
Moved prev wave add70129.8.8
Out scope-institut'n8032.2.2
Moved out of scope81111.7.7
Whole HH deceased9043.3.3
No PSM's resident913101.91.9
Adamant refusal924572.82.8
Valid cases16110Missing 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 OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


csampstsample membership status
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11379985.789.3
W1 non-cont/enum2119.7.8
Birth - OSM33322.12.1
PSM: parent of OSM438.2.2
TSM511677.27.6
Not applicable-86554.1Missing
Valid cases15455Missing cases655
Question RouteUses CFINLOC CIVFIO PID on Record CINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteO/P/TSM - Original/ Permanent/ Temporary Sample Member. See Section on Sampling in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non Mover11170972.775.8
Mover within GB214268.99.2
Died3116.7.8
Out of scope4132.8.9
Ineligible TSM52541.61.6
New Entrant W377764.85.0
Unknown status810406.56.7
Not applicable-86574.1Missing
Valid cases15453Missing cases657
Question RouteUses CFINLOC CIVFIO PID CSAMPST CLVLOC on Record CINDSAMP. Uses CHHMOVE CIVFHO on Record CHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved since previous Wave. Not applicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


clewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


clrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases16110Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh: 4 digit
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01528194.995.2
19914.0.0
1992143.9.9
19936203.83.9
19949.1.1
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-152.3Missing
Valid cases16057Missing cases53
Question RouteUses CNEYRJN on Record CINDSAMP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


clvyr4leavers - year left: 4 digit
Record TypeCINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01361484.596.5
19911.0.0
1992111.7.8
19933752.32.7
19944.0.0
Don't know-1200512.4Missing
Valid cases14105Missing cases2005
Question RouteUses CLVYR on Record CINDSAMP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeCINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
35.8984.100660.12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0012227.6100.0
Missing-9.002041.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.001468491.1Missing
Valid cases1222Missing cases14888
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
NoteIf respondent has moved then this shows the distance in kilometres from previous residence.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18