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ehidHousehold identification number
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6553Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


efidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections171410.910.9
No corrections reqd.2501476.576.5
New address (known)35688.78.7
New addr unkwn/o-o-s42573.93.9
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eividInterviewer number
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.631.90020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02093.23.6
Amount stated1563986.196.4
Missing or wild-970510.8Missing
Valid cases5848Missing cases705
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


eivtncNumber of calls at new address
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.291.79018
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03305.044.1
Amount stated14186.455.9
Missing or wild-9580588.6Missing
Valid cases748Missing cases5805
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


eiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10425965.065.0
Interviews + proxies112573.93.9
Interviews + refusal124166.36.3
Pxy at original addr151.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only16981.51.5
Youth Interview only172.0.0
Docs missing or unus391.0.0
Address not found504426.76.7
No HH member contact5161.9.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6028.4.4
Refusal to intviewer612103.23.2
Language problems625.1.1
No intv.: Age/health631001.51.5
Moved prev wave add7043.7.7
Out scope-institut'n8033.5.5
Moved out of scope811512.32.3
Whole HH deceased9048.7.7
No PSM's resident912413.73.7
Adamant refusal921572.42.4
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
017.34.6
11292.035.1
21131.730.7
346.712.5
436.59.8
515.24.1
66.11.6
75.11.4
91.0.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8603892.1Missing
Don't know-11462.2Missing
Valid cases368Missing cases6185
Question RouteIF (EIVFHO = 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


eivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01832.885.9
123.410.8
23.01.4
31.0.5
41.0.5
52.0.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8603892.1Missing
Don't know-13014.6Missing
Valid cases213Missing cases6340
Question RouteIF (EIVFHO = 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


eivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill142.68.2
Too elderly27.11.4
Senile39.11.8
Speaks no English42.0.4
Stressful fam sit535.56.8
Care of ill/old102.0.4
Childcare116.11.2
R. rarely home1214.22.7
R. temp. absent136.11.2
Too busy1455.810.7
No confidentiality203.0.6
Q's too personal216.11.2
Won't bother301081.621.0
Nothing changed315.11.0
Survey too long327.11.4
Waste of time336.11.2
Probs gift voucher352.0.4
HH mem says refuse4011.22.1
Othr says refuse417.11.4
No HH member contact94661.012.8
Out scope-instit'n9530.55.8
Other962.0.4
No reason given99831.316.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8603892.1Missing
Valid cases514Missing cases6039
Question RouteIF (EIVFHO = 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


eivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1572687.487.4
No/inac'sble hhold 025358.28.2
No/retiring hhold 031692.62.6
No/inlgble splt-off41191.81.8
No/other split-off52.0.0
Issued to field in e62.0.0
Valid cases6553Missing 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


eivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted13054.759.5
No convrsion attempt22083.240.5
Inapplicable-8604092.2Missing
Valid cases513Missing cases6040
Question RouteIF (EIVFHO = 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


eivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field1791.215.4
No re-issue to field24346.684.6
Inapplicable-8604092.2Missing
Valid cases513Missing cases6040
Question RouteIF (EIVFHO = 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


ehhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0151923.223.2
Yes1491975.175.1
No217.3.3
Telephone Q. only3981.51.5
Valid cases6553Missing 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


exhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6553Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12704.14.5
Outer London23825.86.3
R. of South East3111217.018.5
South West45358.28.9
East Anglia52433.74.0
East Midlands64707.27.8
West Midlands Conurb72453.74.1
R. of West Midlands82744.24.5
Greater Manchester92563.94.2
Merseyside101342.02.2
R. of North West112784.24.6
South Yorkshire121732.62.9
West Yorkshire132233.43.7
Humber141872.93.1
Wear151552.42.6
R. of North162093.23.5
Wales173114.75.2
Scotland185688.79.4
Missing-95288.1Missing
Valid cases6025Missing cases528
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


ehhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1459570.170.1
Mover household280512.312.3
Part Mover HH3631.01.0
Whole HH deceased450.8.8
HH out of scope546.7.7
No elig. HH members62393.63.6
Unknown status870610.810.8
All FINLOC=0949.7.7
Valid cases6553Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EIVNADD EIVIA EIVFHO on Record EHHSAMP.
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 TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6553Missing 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


estrataStratification class
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6553Missing 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


epsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeEHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6553Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeEHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12874.44.6
North West276911.712.4
Yorkshire and the Hu35979.19.6
East Midlands44947.57.9
West Midlands55408.28.7
East of England65378.28.6
London767910.410.9
South East887813.414.1
South West95398.28.7
Wales103164.85.1
Scotland115879.09.4
Missing-93305.0Missing
Valid cases6223Missing cases330
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