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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG3
Valid cases18073Missing 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 TypeGINDSAMP
Valid cases18073Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghidhousehold identification number
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases18073Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpnoperson number
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1757941.941.9
2510528.228.2
3280315.515.5
416639.29.2
56313.53.5
61861.01.0
759.3.3
829.2.2
913.1.1
104.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases18073Missing 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


giviow6interview outcome wave 6
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1949652.554.9
Proxy22641.51.5
Telephone356.3.3
Refusal45503.03.2
Elig - in non-cont H5122.7.7
Child under 1667644.24.4
Elig - in refusal HH771.4.4
Moved8198911.011.5
Out of scope/institd94692.62.7
Child- in non-cont H106183.43.6
Other112581.41.5
Chld - in nonresp HH122361.31.4
Retired rejoiner1310.1.1
14239413.213.8
Inapplicable-87764.3Missing
Valid cases17297Missing cases776
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7


givievrever interviewed
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11106961.264.0
No: new2259014.315.0
No: youth39285.15.4
No: never4257014.214.9
No: check582.5.5
Deceased658.3.3
Inapplicable-87764.3Missing
Valid cases17297Missing cases776
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


giveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11566986.790.6
No216289.09.4
Inapplicable-87764.3Missing
Valid cases17297Missing cases776
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


ghhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 7 non-contact0199011.011.0
Enum member resident11456180.680.6
Enum member absent229.2.2
Enum member moved34902.72.7
Enum member deceased4123.7.7
Enum membr -rejoiner594.5.5
New entrant -residen67754.34.3
New entrant - absent71.0.0
Retired rejoiner810.1.1
Valid cases18073Missing 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


gnewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01719395.195.3
New baby12071.11.1
Marriage/cohab22341.31.3
From college/univers324.1.1
From institution41.0.0
Never left517.1.1
Moved in with parent687.5.5
Shared accommodation7133.7.7
Other8151.8.8
Don't know-126.1Missing
Valid cases18047Missing cases26
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


gnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01721095.295.5
January142.2.2
February256.3.3
March334.2.2
April448.3.3
May558.3.3
June678.4.4
July775.4.4
August882.5.5
September9157.9.9
October1087.5.5
November1146.3.3
December1255.3.3
Don't know-145.2Missing
Valid cases18028Missing cases45
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


gneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01721095.295.4
19952.0.0
1996165.9.9
19976643.73.7
19984.0.0
Don't know-128.2Missing
Valid cases18045Missing cases28
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


glvwhyleavers
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01547085.696.8
Deceased1123.7.8
Separated/divorced270.4.4
To college/universit328.2.2
To institution45.0.0
Left for job539.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio658.3.4
To set up own home750.3.3
Other8137.8.9
Don't know-1209311.6Missing
Valid cases15980Missing cases2093
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


glvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01547085.697.2
January129.2.2
February220.1.1
March334.2.2
April429.2.2
May532.2.2
June663.3.4
July742.2.3
August849.3.3
September973.4.5
October1033.2.2
November1124.1.2
December1225.1.2
Don't know-1215011.9Missing
Valid cases15923Missing cases2150
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


glvyrleavers - year left
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01547085.697.1
19951.0.0
199677.4.5
19973862.12.4
19982.0.0
Don't know-1213711.8Missing
Valid cases15936Missing cases2137
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


glvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01547085.696.2
At prev Wave HH181.4.5
New local add- known2162.91.0
In GB priv add known350.3.3
In GB priv add unkno453.3.3
Outside GB58.0.0
TSM - won't follow6136.8.8
Deceased7123.7.8
Don't know-1199011.0Missing
Valid cases16083Missing cases1990
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


givfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11082859.959.9
Proxy interview23261.81.8
Telephone intvw339.2.2
Refusal104912.72.7
Other non-intvw1143.2.2
Moved123301.81.8
Child under 16206573.63.6
Youth Interview217204.04.0
Youth: Refusal2238.2.2
Youth: Oth non-int2310.1.1
Child under 1124189010.510.5
Refusal/non-int HH301951.11.1
Non-int/non-int HH3119.1.1
Moved/non-int HH32101.6.6
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4119.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH423.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH4329.2.2
Refusal/non-cont HH5027.1.1
Lang prob/NC HH512.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH5283.5.5
Non-cont/NC HH532941.61.6
Out of scope/NC HH542841.61.6
Institutnsd/NC HH5527.1.1
Untraced mover5652.3.3
Child ref/NC HH6011.1.1
Chd lang prob/NC HH614.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH6366.4.4
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6454.3.3
Chd instit/NC HH652.0.0
Chd untraced mover667.0.0
No one elig in HH804092.32.3
Prev wave adamant re813732.12.1
L-t untraced, wdrawn825172.92.9
Dead99123.7.7
Valid cases18073Missing 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


givrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill112.12.3
Too elderly21.0.2
Senile38.01.5
Speaks no English43.0.6
Stressful fam sit54.0.8
Childcare111.0.2
R. rarely home129.01.7
R. temp. absent1319.13.6
Too busy1413.12.4
Q's too personal2112.12.3
Won't bother30104.619.6
Waste of time3318.13.4
Prev bad exprnce341.0.2
HH mem says refuse404.0.8
Othr says refuse411.0.2
HH mem refs for R4216.13.0
Risk other response43142.826.7
No reason given99163.930.7
Inapplicable-81754297.1Missing
Valid cases531Missing cases17542
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO = 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


givireisre-issued to field
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field18.01.5
No re-issue to field25232.998.5
Inapplicable-81754297.1Missing
Valid cases531Missing cases17542
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


gfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate04902.72.7
Final record11758397.397.3
Valid cases18073Missing 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


givfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101304072.272.2
Interviews + proxies119385.25.2
Interviews + refusal1213557.57.5
Pxy at original addr159.0.0
Phone interview only1669.4.4
Youth Interview only175.0.0
Docs missing or unus396.0.0
Address not found503421.91.9
No HH member contact5142.2.2
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6049.3.3
Refusal to intviewer612421.31.3
Language problems626.0.0
No intv.: Age/health6399.5.5
Moved prev wave add7048.3.3
Out scope-institut'n8030.2.2
Moved out of scope813411.91.9
Whole HH deceased9068.4.4
No PSM's resident914892.72.7
Adamant refusal923752.12.1
935202.92.9
Valid cases18073Missing 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


gmemorigsample origin: original bhps or echp
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11558386.286.2
ECHP - SCPR211286.26.2
ECHP - ONS310235.75.7
ECHP - NI43391.91.9
Valid cases18073Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


echppidechp cross-wave person identifier
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2489Missing cases15584
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


gsampstsample membership status
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11184565.567.4
W1 non-cont/enum2103.6.6
Birth - OSM310535.86.0
PSM: parent of OSM42791.51.6
TSM5196810.911.2
OSM: ECHP sample6233512.913.3
Not applicable-84902.7Missing
Valid cases17583Missing cases490
Question RouteUses GFINLOC GIVFIO PID on Record GINDSAMP. 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


gmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11081659.861.5
Mover within GB213657.67.8
Mover outside GB358.3.3
Mover back to GB43.0.0
Mover - location unk5138.8.8
Ineligible TSM non-m61761.01.0
Ineligible TSM mover72331.31.3
New entrant this wav8317017.518.0
Dead9123.7.7
Mover status unknown1015018.38.5
Not applicable-84902.7Missing
Valid cases17583Missing cases490
Question RouteUses GFINLOC GIVFIO PID GSAMPST GLVLOC on Record GINDSAMP. Uses GHHMOVE GIVFHO on Record GHHSAMP.
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


glewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases18073Missing 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


glrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeGINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases18073Missing 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


gdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeGINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
31.2079.670557.02
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0013437.4100.0
Missing-9.0022.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001670892.4Missing
Valid cases1343Missing cases16730
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