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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

hhidHousehold identification number
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7295Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hfidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections16609.09.0
No corrections reqd.2578279.379.3
New address (known)36278.68.6
New addr unkwn/o-o-s42263.13.1
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hividInterviewer number
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.311.97062
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02553.53.9
Amount stated1630286.496.1
Missing or wild-973810.1Missing
Valid cases6557Missing cases738
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


hivtncNumber of calls at new address
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.291.59010
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03084.237.0
Amount stated15247.263.0
Missing or wild-9646388.6Missing
Valid cases832Missing cases6463
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


hiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10522271.671.6
Interviews + proxies112533.53.5
Interviews + refusal124646.46.4
Pxy at original addr155.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only1659.8.8
Youth Interview only172.0.0
Docs missing or unus395.1.1
Address not found502954.04.0
No HH member contact5153.7.7
Refus to Rsrch Cntre60731.01.0
Refusal to intviewer61931.31.3
Language problems623.0.0
No intv.: Age/health631051.41.4
Moved prev wave add7037.5.5
Out scope-institut'n8029.4.4
Moved out of scope812223.03.0
Whole HH deceased9063.9.9
No PSM's resident912713.73.7
Adamant refusal9241.6.6
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11201.649.4
267.927.6
324.39.9
418.27.4
58.13.3
64.11.6
72.0.8
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8696095.4Missing
Don't know-1861.2Missing
Valid cases243Missing cases7052
Question RouteIF (HIVFHO = 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


hivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01121.578.3
125.317.5
25.13.5
81.0.7
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8696095.4Missing
Don't know-11862.5Missing
Valid cases143Missing cases7152
Question RouteIF (HIVFHO = 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


hivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill131.49.4
Too elderly24.11.2
Senile38.12.4
Speaks no English42.0.6
Stressful fam sit528.48.5
Care of ill/old101.0.3
Childcare111.0.3
R. rarely home1210.13.0
R. temp. absent136.11.8
Too busy1437.511.2
No confidentiality202.0.6
Q's too personal212.0.6
Won't bother3037.511.2
Nothing changed313.0.9
Survey too long324.11.2
Waste of time335.11.5
Prev bad exprnce341.0.3
Probs gift voucher351.0.3
HH mem says refuse401.0.3
Othr says refuse4114.24.3
No HH member contact9457.817.3
Other967.12.1
No reason given9967.920.4
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8696095.4Missing
Valid cases329Missing cases6966
Question RouteIF (HIVFHO = 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


hivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1657190.190.1
No/inac'sble hhold 025277.27.2
No/retiring hhold 0365.9.9
No/inlgble splt-off41261.71.7
No/other split-off56.1.1
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted11752.453.2
No convrsion attempt21542.146.8
Inapplicable-8696695.5Missing
Valid cases329Missing cases6966
Question RouteIF (HIVFHO = 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


hivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field1931.328.3
No re-issue to field22363.271.7
Inapplicable-8696695.5Missing
Valid cases329Missing cases6966
Question RouteIF (HIVFHO = 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


hhhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0128517.617.6
Yes1592881.381.3
No223.3.3
Telephone Q. only359.8.8
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hhhorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
ESSEX1617984.784.7
ECHP - SCPR25097.07.0
ECHP - ONS34686.46.4
ECHP - NI41391.91.9
Valid cases7295Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hxhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12042.83.2
Outer London23665.05.8
R. of South East3109815.117.5
South West45647.79.0
East Anglia52623.64.2
East Midlands65337.38.5
West Midlands Conurb72423.33.9
R. of West Midlands83094.24.9
Greater Manchester92583.54.1
Merseyside101271.72.0
R. of North West112823.94.5
South Yorkshire121532.12.4
West Yorkshire132173.03.5
Humber142082.93.3
Wear151522.12.4
R. of North162393.33.8
Wales173404.75.4
Scotland185858.09.3
Northern Ireland191391.92.2
Missing-9101713.9Missing
Valid cases6278Missing cases1017
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


hhhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1539473.973.9
Mover household286011.811.8
Part Mover HH3801.11.1
Whole HH deceased4741.01.0
HH out of scope520.3.3
No elig. HH members62683.73.7
Unknown status85507.57.5
All FINLOC=0949.7.7
Valid cases7295Missing cases0
Question RouteUses HIVNADD HIVIA HIVFHO on Record HHHSAMP.
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 TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6179Missing cases1116
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


hxhwghteECHP Household weight
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases7295Missing 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


hstrataStratification class
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6179Missing cases1116
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


hpsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeHHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6179Missing cases1116
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeHHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East13114.34.9
North West277310.612.2
Yorkshire and the Hu35928.19.4
East Midlands45557.68.8
West Midlands55657.78.9
East of England65427.48.6
London75978.29.4
South East886111.813.6
South West95767.99.1
Wales103494.85.5
Scotland116048.39.5
Missing-997013.3Missing
Valid cases6325Missing cases970
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