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dhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6558Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6558Missing 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


divnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections192614.114.1
No corrections reqd.2481173.473.4
HH at new address382112.512.5
Valid cases6558Missing 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


diviaInterviewer area
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6558Missing 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 a subsequent wave 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


dividInterviewer number
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6558Missing 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


divlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.812.16061
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01772.73.0
Amount stated1575587.897.0
Missing or wild-96219.5Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases5932Missing cases626
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


divtncNumber of calls at new address
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.632.26022
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02934.540.7
Amount stated14276.559.3
Missing or wild-9583789.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases720Missing cases5838
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


diviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6558Missing 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


divfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10437866.866.8
Interviews + proxies112734.24.2
Interviews + refusal123815.85.8
Pxy at original addr152.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only16881.31.3
Youth Interview only173.0.0
Docs missing or unus392.0.0
Address not found503385.25.2
No HH member contact51681.01.0
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6036.5.5
Refusal to intviewer612323.53.5
Language problems623.0.0
No intv.: Age/health63751.11.1
Moved prev wave add7057.9.9
Out scope-institut'n8032.5.5
Moved out of scope811201.81.8
Whole HH deceased9043.7.7
No PSM's resident912073.23.2
Adamant refusal922203.43.4
Valid cases6558Missing 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


divosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
016.24.2
11161.830.2
21241.932.3
3651.016.9
441.610.7
519.34.9
61.0.3
71.0.3
81.0.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8598691.3Missing
Don't know-11872.9Missing
Valid cases384Missing cases6174
Question RouteIF (DIVFHO = 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


divnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02163.386.4
123.49.2
27.12.8
33.01.2
51.0.4
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8598691.3Missing
Don't know-13214.9Missing
Valid cases250Missing cases6308
Question RouteIF (DIVFHO = 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


divrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill135.56.1
Too elderly211.21.9
Senile37.11.2
Speaks no English45.1.9
Stressful fam sit532.55.6
Care of ill/old103.0.5
Childcare113.0.5
R. rarely home128.11.4
R. temp. absent136.11.1
Too busy14651.011.4
No confidentiality201.0.2
Q's too personal219.11.6
Won't bother302133.237.3
Nothing changed315.1.9
Survey too long326.11.1
Waste of time338.11.4
Probs gift voucher351.0.2
HH mem says refuse404.1.7
Othr says refuse416.11.1
No HH member contact9456.99.8
Out scope-instit'n9533.55.8
Other968.11.4
No reason given9946.78.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8598691.3Missing
Valid cases571Missing cases5987
Question RouteIF (DIVFHO = 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


divisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1584189.189.1
No/inac'sble hhold 023855.95.9
No/retiring hhold 032293.53.5
No/inlgble splt-off41001.51.5
No/other split-off53.0.0
Valid cases6558Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteWhether household issued to field. 'Inaccessibles' are previous wave non-contact housholds where no address information is available. Retiring households are previous wave adamant refusals and deceased individuals being withdrawn from the active sample.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


divconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted12944.551.7
No convrsion attempt22754.248.3
Inapplicable-8598991.3Missing
Valid cases569Missing cases5989
Question RouteIF (DIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,81) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether conversion attempted after an initial refusal to interviewer.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


divreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field11812.831.8
No re-issue to field23885.968.2
Inapplicable-8598991.3Missing
Valid cases569Missing cases5989
Question RouteIF (DIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,81) Asked if Household interview is refused.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates household re-issued to field after conversion attempt.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0143121.821.8
Yes1502376.676.6
No216.2.2
Telephone Q. only3881.31.3
Valid cases6558Missing 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


dxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6558Missing cases0
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12323.54.2
Outer London23555.46.4
R. of South East3101715.518.2
South West45087.79.1
East Anglia52303.54.1
East Midlands64416.77.9
West Midlands Conurb72173.33.9
R. of West Midlands82604.04.7
Greater Manchester92373.64.2
Merseyside101231.92.2
R. of North West112563.94.6
South Yorkshire121582.42.8
West Yorkshire132073.23.7
Humber141822.83.3
Wear151352.12.4
R. of North162063.13.7
Wales172934.55.2
Scotland185328.19.5
Missing-996914.8Missing
Valid cases5589Missing cases969
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


dhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1479173.173.1
Mover household280712.312.3
Part Mover HH330.5.5
Whole HH deceased444.7.7
HH out of scope51402.12.1
No elig. HH members62063.13.1
Unknown status84797.37.3
All FINLOC=0961.9.9
Valid cases6558Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DIVNADD DIVIA DIVFHO on Record DHHSAMP.
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 TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6558Missing 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


dstrataStratification class
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6558Missing 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


dpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeDHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6558Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeDHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12864.44.6
North West277511.812.4
Yorkshire and the Hu36029.29.7
East Midlands44737.27.6
West Midlands55538.48.9
East of England65288.18.5
London768010.410.9
South East887613.414.0
South West95388.28.6
Wales103194.95.1
Scotland116089.39.7
Missing-93204.9Missing
Valid cases6238Missing cases320
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