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fhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6487Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections16159.59.5
No corrections reqd.2496376.576.5
New address (known)370110.810.8
New addr unkwn/o-o-s42083.23.2
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fividInterviewer number
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.411.77022
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02954.55.2
Amount stated1542683.694.8
Missing or wild-976611.8Missing
Valid cases5721Missing cases766
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


fivtncNumber of calls at new address
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.612.02020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02674.134.0
Amount stated15188.066.0
Missing or wild-9570287.9Missing
Valid cases785Missing cases5702
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


fiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10437267.467.4
Interviews + proxies112223.43.4
Interviews + refusal124266.66.6
Pxy at original addr153.0.0
Phone pxy intvw only1640.6.6
Youth Interview only171.0.0
Docs missing or unus392.0.0
Address not found504386.86.8
No HH member contact5141.6.6
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6055.8.8
Refusal to intviewer611332.12.1
Language problems621.0.0
No intv.: Age/health631011.61.6
Missing person ref.6420.3.3
Moved prev wave add7023.4.4
Out scope-institut'n8025.4.4
Moved out of scope811792.82.8
Whole HH deceased9060.9.9
No PSM's resident912153.33.3
Adamant refusal921302.02.0
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.4
11121.747.3
2641.027.0
332.513.5
420.38.4
56.12.5
62.0.8
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8617995.3Missing
Don't know-1701.1Missing
Valid cases237Missing cases6250
Question RouteIF (FIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80) 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


fivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01111.788.1
19.17.1
24.13.2
32.01.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8617995.3Missing
Don't know-11812.8Missing
Valid cases126Missing cases6361
Question RouteIF (FIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80) 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


fivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill129.49.4
Too elderly25.11.6
Senile35.11.6
Speaks no English42.0.7
Stressful fam sit520.36.5
Care of ill/old101.0.3
Childcare111.0.3
R. rarely home122.0.7
R. temp. absent132.0.7
Too busy1441.613.4
No confidentiality201.0.3
Q's too personal215.11.6
Won't bother30681.022.1
Survey too long324.11.3
Waste of time3311.23.6
Probs gift voucher351.0.3
HH mem says refuse407.12.3
Othr says refuse415.11.6
No HH member contact9445.714.7
Out scope-instit'n952.0.7
Other962.0.7
No reason given9948.715.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8617995.3Missing
Valid cases307Missing cases6180
Question RouteIF (FIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80) 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


fivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1560286.486.4
No/inac'sble hhold 026119.49.4
No/retiring hhold 031552.42.4
No/inlgble splt-off41161.81.8
No/other split-off51.0.0
Issued to field in e61.0.0
Not fed forward but71.0.0
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted11261.941.0
No convrsion attempt21812.859.0
Inapplicable-8618095.3Missing
Valid cases307Missing cases6180
Question RouteIF (FIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80) 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


fivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field115.24.9
No re-issue to field22924.595.1
Inapplicable-8618095.3Missing
Valid cases307Missing cases6180
Question RouteIF (FIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80) 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


fhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0142121.921.9
Yes1501577.377.3
No211.2.2
Telephone Q. only340.6.6
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12073.23.8
Outer London23355.26.2
R. of South East399715.418.5
South West45047.89.3
East Anglia52323.64.3
East Midlands64386.88.1
West Midlands Conurb71953.03.6
R. of West Midlands82604.04.8
Greater Manchester92133.34.0
Merseyside101181.82.2
R. of North West112533.94.7
South Yorkshire121542.42.9
West Yorkshire131842.83.4
Humber141812.83.4
Wear151332.12.5
R. of North162003.13.7
Wales172854.45.3
Scotland185027.79.3
Missing-9109616.9Missing
Valid cases5391Missing cases1096
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


fhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1451869.669.6
Mover household274511.511.5
Part Mover HH350.8.8
Whole HH deceased4641.01.0
HH out of scope529.4.4
No elig. HH members62133.33.3
Unknown status882612.712.7
All FINLOC=0942.6.6
Valid cases6487Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FIVNADD FIVIA FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP.
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 TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fstrataStratification class
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6487Missing 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


fpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeFHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6487Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeFHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East12513.94.6
North West268010.512.3
Yorkshire and the Hu35258.19.5
East Midlands44567.08.3
West Midlands54667.28.5
East of England64867.58.8
London75548.510.1
South East877511.914.1
South West95178.09.4
Wales102944.55.3
Scotland115087.89.2
Missing-997515.0Missing
Valid cases5512Missing cases975
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