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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

ghidHousehold identification number
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7596Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7596Missing 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


givnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections14876.46.4
No corrections reqd.2629582.982.9
New address (known)36068.08.0
New addr unkwn/o-o-s42082.72.7
Valid cases7596Missing 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


giviaInterviewer area
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7596Missing 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


gividInterviewer number
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7596Missing 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


givlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.152.77070
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0102013.415.7
Amount stated1547672.184.3
Missing or wild-9110014.5Missing
Valid cases6496Missing cases1100
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


givtncNumber of calls at new address
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.472.09020
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02923.837.1
Amount stated14956.562.9
Missing or wild-9680989.6Missing
Valid cases787Missing cases6809
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


giviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7596Missing 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


givfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10534270.370.3
Interviews + proxies112893.83.8
Interviews + refusal124235.65.6
Pxy at original addr154.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only1631.4.4
Youth Interview only171.0.0
Docs missing or unus392.0.0
Address not found502212.92.9
No HH member contact5126.3.3
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6018.2.2
Refusal to intviewer611001.31.3
Language problems621.0.0
No intv.: Age/health63871.11.1
Moved prev wave add7040.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8027.4.4
Moved out of scope812072.72.7
Whole HH deceased9067.9.9
No PSM's resident912553.43.4
Adamant refusal921662.22.2
Lt untraced, withdra932893.83.8
Valid cases7596Missing 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


givosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1851.146.7
243.623.6
325.313.7
421.311.5
56.13.3
71.0.5
91.0.5
Inapplicable-8738397.2Missing
Don't know-131.4Missing
Valid cases182Missing cases7414
Question RouteIF (GIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92) 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


givnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0791.078.2
119.318.8
23.03.0
Inapplicable-8738397.2Missing
Don't know-11121.5Missing
Valid cases101Missing cases7495
Question RouteIF (GIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92) 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


givrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill126.312.2
Too elderly22.0.9
Senile32.0.9
Speaks no English41.0.5
Stressful fam sit520.39.4
Care of ill/old101.0.5
Childcare112.0.9
R. rarely home127.13.3
R. temp. absent133.01.4
Too busy1428.413.1
Q's too personal213.01.4
Won't bother3037.517.4
Nothing changed312.0.9
Survey too long322.0.9
Waste of time332.0.9
Prev bad exprnce341.0.5
Probs gift voucher351.0.5
HH mem says refuse403.01.4
Othr says refuse4112.25.6
No HH member contact9432.415.0
Other962.0.9
No reason given9924.311.3
Inapplicable-8738397.2Missing
Valid cases213Missing cases7383
Question RouteIF (GIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92) 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


givisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1551872.672.6
No/inac'sble hhold 024095.45.4
No/retiring hhold 034906.56.5
No/inlgble splt-off41141.51.5
Not fed forward but7106514.014.0
Valid cases7596Missing 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


givconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted1921.243.2
No convrsion attempt21211.656.8
Inapplicable-8738397.2Missing
Valid cases213Missing cases7383
Question RouteIF (GIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92) 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


givreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field161.828.6
No re-issue to field21522.071.4
Inapplicable-8738397.2Missing
Valid cases213Missing cases7383
Question RouteIF (GIVFHO = 51,61,62,63,80,92) 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


ghhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0150419.819.8
Yes1605279.779.7
No29.1.1
Telephone Q. only331.4.4
Valid cases7596Missing 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


ghhorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1653186.086.0
ECHP - SCPR24876.46.4
ECHP - ONS34435.85.8
ECHP - NI41351.81.8
Valid cases7596Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gechphidECHP Household ID
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1065Missing cases6531
NoteThis variable is only used for matching data to ECHP data from other sources. Standard BHPS identifiers (wHID, PID) are used to match to data for these to other data within the BHPS database.
Variable OccurrenceW7


gxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases7596Missing 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


gregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12182.93.5
Outer London23574.75.7
R. of South East3110714.617.6
South West45607.48.9
East Anglia52473.33.9
East Midlands65317.08.5
West Midlands Conurb72483.34.0
R. of West Midlands83044.04.8
Greater Manchester92593.44.1
Merseyside101221.61.9
R. of North West112783.74.4
South Yorkshire121602.12.5
West Yorkshire132112.83.4
Humber142132.83.4
Wear151532.02.4
R. of North162463.23.9
Wales173364.45.4
Scotland185907.89.4
Northern Ireland191351.82.2
Missing-9132117.4Missing
Valid cases6275Missing cases1321
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


ghhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1438857.867.2
Mover household282610.912.6
Part Mover HH348.6.7
Whole HH deceased470.91.1
HH out of scope533.4.5
No elig. HH members62543.33.9
Unknown status886411.413.2
All FINLOC=0948.6.7
-8106514.0Missing
Valid cases6531Missing cases1065
Question RouteUses GIVNADD GIVIA GIVFHO on Record GHHSAMP.
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 TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6531Missing cases1065
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


gxhwghteECHP Household weight
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases7596Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThese weights are to be used for combining the original BHPS sample with the ECHP subsample. See volume A, section V.2.4.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gstrataStratification class
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6531Missing cases1065
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


gpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeGHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6531Missing cases1065
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeGHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East13234.35.1
North West277510.212.2
Yorkshire and the Hu35947.89.4
East Midlands45517.38.7
West Midlands55787.69.1
East of England65387.18.5
London75957.89.4
South East886611.413.6
South West95737.59.0
Wales103504.65.5
Scotland116078.09.6
Missing-9124616.4Missing
Valid cases6350Missing cases1246
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