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dhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases15903Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dpnoperson number
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1655841.241.2
2451428.428.4
3256416.116.1
414919.49.4
55433.43.4
61571.01.0
751.3.3
815.1.1
95.0.0
105.0.0
Valid cases15903Missing 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 TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG3
Valid cases15903Missing 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 TypeDINDSAMP
Valid cases15903Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


diviow3interview outcome wave 3
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1939159.161.9
Proxy23562.22.3
Telephone32611.61.7
Refusal45833.73.8
Elig - in non-cont H51521.01.0
Child under 166297818.719.6
Elig - in refusal HH76764.34.5
Moved84522.83.0
Out of scope/institd9116.7.8
Child- in non-cont H101991.31.3
Other1111.1.1
Inapplicable-87284.6Missing
Valid cases15175Missing cases728
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW4


divievrever interviewed
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11116970.273.6
No: new29095.76.0
No: youth39646.16.4
No: never4202012.713.3
No: check588.6.6
Deceased625.2.2
Inapplicable-87284.6Missing
Valid cases15175Missing cases728
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


diveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11410688.793.0
No210696.77.0
Inapplicable-87284.6Missing
Valid cases15175Missing cases728
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


dhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 4 non-contact0176711.111.1
Enum member resident11263879.579.5
Enum member absent226.2.2
Enum member moved35383.43.4
Enum member deceased4104.7.7
Enum membr -rejoiner591.6.6
New entrant -residen67264.64.6
New entrant - absent72.0.0
Retired rejoiner811.1.1
Valid cases15903Missing 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


dnewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01507394.894.9
New baby11941.21.2
Marriage/cohab21731.11.1
From college/univers346.3.3
From institution43.0.0
Never left532.2.2
Moved in with parent6122.8.8
Shared accommodation775.5.5
Other81661.01.0
Don't know-119.1Missing
Valid cases15884Missing cases19
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


dnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01510495.095.3
January152.3.3
February243.3.3
March342.3.3
April456.4.4
May544.3.3
June670.4.4
July777.5.5
August872.5.5
September9102.6.6
October10103.6.6
November1148.3.3
December1238.2.2
Don't know-152.3Missing
Valid cases15851Missing cases52
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


dneyrjnnew entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01510495.095.3
1992921.0.0
19939390.6.6
1994946514.14.1
1995957.0.0
Don't know-150.3Missing
Valid cases15853Missing cases50
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


dlvwhyleavers
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01349484.996.3
Deceased1104.7.7
Separated/divorced265.4.5
To college/universit355.3.4
To institution48.1.1
Left for job531.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio640.3.3
To set up own home756.4.4
Other81591.01.1
Don't know-1189111.9Missing
Valid cases14012Missing cases1891
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


dlvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01349484.996.8
January146.3.3
February219.1.1
March326.2.2
April430.2.2
May531.2.2
June636.2.3
July741.3.3
August855.3.4
September961.4.4
October1045.3.3
November1122.1.2
December1232.2.2
Summer151.0.0
Don't know-1196412.3Missing
Valid cases13939Missing cases1964
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


dlvyrleavers - year left
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01349484.996.7
1992921.0.0
19939370.4.5
1994943832.42.7
1995956.0.0
Don't know-1194912.3Missing
Valid cases13954Missing cases1949
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


dlvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01349484.995.5
At prev Wave HH193.6.7
New local add- known21531.01.1
In GB priv add known380.5.6
In GB priv add unkno472.5.5
Outside GB516.1.1
TSM - won't follow6124.8.9
Deceased7104.7.7
Don't know-1176711.1Missing
Valid cases14136Missing cases1767
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


divfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1906057.057.0
Proxy interview23091.91.9
Telephone intvw3112.7.7
Refusal105463.43.4
Other non-intvw1143.3.3
Moved123572.22.2
Youth Interview217734.94.9
Youth: Refusal2253.3.3
Youth: Oth non-int2320.1.1
Child under 1124193512.212.2
Refusal/non-int HH303902.52.5
Non-int/non-int HH3130.2.2
Moved/non-int HH32112.7.7
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4122.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4210.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH4361.4.4
Refusal/non-cont HH50115.7.7
Lang prob/NC HH516.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH5269.4.4
Non-cont/NC HH535433.43.4
Out of scope/NC HH54148.9.9
Institutnsd/NC HH5531.2.2
Untraced mover5666.4.4
Child ref/NC HH6041.3.3
Chd lang prob/NC HH611.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63119.7.7
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6440.3.3
Chd untraced mover663.0.0
No one elig in HH802951.91.9
Prev wave adamant re814893.13.1
Dead99104.7.7
Valid cases15903Missing 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 and telephone interviewees, however, have zero respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. Additional categories and minor recoding in comparison with Wave One. 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


divrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill111.12.2
Too elderly21.0.2
Speaks no English41.0.2
Stressful fam sit56.01.2
R. rarely home1214.12.8
R. temp. absent138.11.6
Too busy1430.25.9
No confidentlty201.0.2
Q's too personal218.11.6
Won't bother301571.030.8
Survey too long325.01.0
Waste of time3333.26.5
HH mem says refuse4032.26.3
HH mem refs for R428.11.6
Risk other response43147.928.9
Other963.0.6
No reason given9944.38.6
Inapplicable-81539496.8Missing
Valid cases509Missing cases15394
Question RouteIF (DIVFIO = 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


divireisre-issued to field
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field132.26.3
No re-issue to field24773.093.7
Inapplicable-81539496.8Missing
Valid cases509Missing cases15394
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether individual re-issued to field after conversion attempt.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate05383.43.4
Final record11536596.696.6
Valid cases15903Missing 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


divfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101080467.967.9
Interviews + proxies119015.75.7
Interviews + refusal1212828.18.1
Pxy at original addr152.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only162501.61.6
Youth Interview only1711.1.1
Docs missing or unus396.0.0
Address not found505403.43.4
No HH member contact51134.8.8
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6089.6.6
Refusal to intviewer615733.63.6
Language problems6213.1.1
No intv.: Age/health6385.5.5
Moved prev wave add7067.4.4
Out scope-institut'n8034.2.2
Moved out of scope812101.31.3
Whole HH deceased9045.3.3
No PSM's resident913682.32.3
Adamant refusal924893.13.1
Valid cases15903Missing 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


dsampstsample membership status
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11322883.286.1
W1 non-cont/enum2118.7.8
Birth - OSM35233.33.4
PSM: parent of OSM488.6.6
TSM514088.99.2
Not applicable-85383.4Missing
Valid cases15365Missing cases538
Question RouteUses DFINLOC DIVFIO PID on Record DINDSAMP. 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


dmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non Mover11161573.075.6
Mover within GB214919.49.7
Died3104.7.7
Out of scope42191.41.4
Ineligible TSM52951.91.9
New Entrant W477284.64.7
Unknown status89135.75.9
Not applicable-85383.4Missing
Valid cases15365Missing cases538
Question RouteUses DFINLOC DIVFIO PID DSAMPST DLVLOC on Record DINDSAMP. Uses DHHMOVE DIVFHO on Record DHHSAMP.
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


dlewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15903Missing 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


dlrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15903Missing 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


dneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh: 4 digit
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01510495.095.3
19921.0.0
199390.6.6
19946514.14.1
19957.0.0
Don't know-150.3Missing
Valid cases15853Missing cases50
Question RouteUses DNEYRJN on Record DINDSAMP.
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


dlvyr4leavers - year left: 4 digit
Record TypeDINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01349484.996.7
19921.0.0
199370.4.5
19943832.42.7
19956.0.0
Don't know-1194912.3Missing
Valid cases13954Missing cases1949
Question RouteUses DLVYR on Record DINDSAMP.
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


ddistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeDINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.1482.970667.93
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0013588.5100.0
Missing-9.00133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.001441290.6Missing
Valid cases1358Missing cases14545
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