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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG3
Valid cases17461Missing 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 TypeHINDSAMP
Valid cases17461Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases17461Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hpnoperson number
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1729541.841.8
2497328.528.5
3273315.715.7
416039.29.2
56023.43.4
6162.9.9
752.3.3
825.1.1
910.1.1
105.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hiviow7interview outcome wave 7
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11124564.467.2
Proxy23432.02.0
Telephone341.2.2
Refusal45333.13.2
Elig - in non-cont H569.4.4
Child under 1667324.24.4
Elig - in refusal HH771.4.4
Moved8261515.015.6
Out of scope/institd93141.81.9
Child- in non-cont H103011.71.8
Other113151.81.9
Chld - in nonresp HH12138.8.8
Retired rejoiner1321.1.1
Inapplicable-87234.1Missing
Valid cases16738Missing cases723
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8


hivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Intvwd at W1 & W20945954.256.5
Joined at/after W31298017.117.8
New entrant 16yrs21961.11.2
New entrant adult36463.73.9
Youth410866.26.5
Child5226913.013.6
Check662.4.4
Deceased740.2.2
Inapplicable-87234.1Missing
Valid cases16738Missing cases723
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11506586.390.0
No216739.610.0
Inapplicable-87234.1Missing
Valid cases16738Missing cases723
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


hhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 8 non-contact014368.28.2
Enum member resident11446382.882.8
Enum member absent224.1.1
Enum member moved35563.23.2
Enum member deceased4149.9.9
Enum membr -rejoiner589.5.5
New entrant -residen67164.14.1
New entrant - absent71.0.0
Retired rejoiner821.1.1
ECHP rejoiner - PSM95.0.0
ECHP rejoiner - TSM101.0.0
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hnewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01662895.295.3
New baby11781.01.0
Marriage/cohab22551.51.5
From college/univers337.2.2
Never left512.1.1
Moved in with parent6152.9.9
Shared accommodation773.4.4
Other8118.7.7
Don't know-18.0Missing
Valid cases17453Missing cases8
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


hnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01664095.395.6
January142.2.2
February238.2.2
March345.3.3
April467.4.4
May551.3.3
June686.5.5
July776.4.4
August886.5.5
September9117.7.7
October1067.4.4
November1149.3.3
December1250.3.3
Don't know-147.3Missing
Valid cases17414Missing cases47
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


hneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01664095.395.5
19961.0.0
1997138.8.8
19986443.73.7
19993.0.0
Don't know-135.2Missing
Valid cases17426Missing cases35
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


hlvwhyleavers
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01532087.796.2
Deceased1149.9.9
Separated/divorced285.5.5
To college/universit335.2.2
To institution48.0.1
Left for job542.2.3
Marriage/cohabitatio668.4.4
To set up own home764.4.4
Other8153.91.0
Don't know-115378.8Missing
Valid cases15924Missing cases1537
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


hlvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01532087.796.7
January139.2.2
February229.2.2
March334.2.2
April427.2.2
May531.2.2
June671.4.4
July766.4.4
August856.3.4
September968.4.4
October1043.2.3
November1131.2.2
December1236.2.2
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-116099.2Missing
Valid cases15851Missing cases1610
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


hlvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01532087.796.5
19961.0.0
199796.5.6
19984542.62.9
19992.0.0
Don't know-115889.1Missing
Valid cases15873Missing cases1588
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hlvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01532087.795.6
At prev Wave HH179.5.5
New local add- known21941.11.2
In GB priv add known366.4.4
In GB priv add unkno469.4.4
Outside GB55.0.0
TSM - won't follow6143.8.9
Deceased7149.9.9
Don't know-114368.2Missing
Valid cases16025Missing cases1436
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


hivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11054860.460.4
Proxy interview22821.61.6
Telephone intvw376.4.4
Refusal105533.23.2
Other non-intvw1172.4.4
Moved123782.22.2
Child under 162070.4.4
Youth Interview219465.45.4
Youth: Refusal2260.3.3
Youth: Oth non-int2310.1.1
Child under 1124221812.712.7
Refusal/non-int HH302311.31.3
Non-int/non-int HH3141.2.2
Moved/non-int HH32127.7.7
Child in non-int HH404.0.0
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4110.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH423.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH4329.2.2
Refusal/non-cont HH5076.4.4
Lang prob/NC HH512.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH52103.6.6
Non-cont/NC HH534152.42.4
Out of scope/NC HH543031.71.7
Institutnsd/NC HH5530.2.2
Untraced mover5650.3.3
Child ref/NC HH6023.1.1
Chd lang prob/NC HH614.0.0
Chd infirm/NC HH622.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH6392.5.5
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6454.3.3
Chd instit/NC HH651.0.0
Chd untraced mover661.0.0
No one elig in HH804092.32.3
Prev wave adamant re8189.5.5
Dead99149.9.9
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill19.11.4
Too elderly22.0.3
Senile38.01.3
Speaks no English44.0.6
Stressful fam sit512.11.9
R. rarely home1218.12.9
R. temp. absent1314.12.2
Too busy1426.14.2
No confidentlty201.0.2
Q's too personal219.11.4
Won't bother3083.513.3
Survey too long321.0.2
Waste of time3328.24.5
HH mem says refuse406.01.0
Othr says refuse412.0.3
HH mem refs for R4216.12.6
Risk other response43110.617.7
Other964.0.6
No reason given992701.543.3
Inapplicable-81683896.4Missing
Valid cases623Missing cases16838
Question RouteIF (HIVFIO = 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


hivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field132.25.1
No re-issue to field25913.494.9
Inapplicable-81683896.4Missing
Valid cases623Missing cases16838
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


hfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate05563.23.2
Final record11690596.896.8
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101276673.173.1
Interviews + proxies118154.74.7
Interviews + refusal1215038.68.6
Pxy at original addr159.1.1
Phone interview only16156.9.9
Youth Interview only178.0.0
Docs missing or unus3917.1.1
Address not found504592.62.6
No HH member contact5191.5.5
Refus to Rsrch Cntre601661.01.0
Refusal to intviewer612271.31.3
Language problems6213.1.1
No intv.: Age/health63120.7.7
Moved prev wave add7039.2.2
Out scope-institut'n8031.2.2
Moved out of scope813662.12.1
Whole HH deceased9067.4.4
No PSM's resident915122.92.9
Adamant refusal9296.5.5
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hmemorigsample origin
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
ESSEX11482284.984.9
ECHP - SCPR211996.96.9
ECHP - ONS310866.26.2
ECHP - NI43542.02.0
Valid cases17461Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hsampstsample membership status
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11093962.664.7
W1 non-cont/enum289.5.5
Birth - OSM312096.97.2
PSM: parent of OSM43522.02.1
TSM5197611.311.7
ECHP subsample6233513.413.8
ECHP rejoiner75.0.0
Not applicable-85563.2Missing
Valid cases16905Missing cases556
Question RouteUses HFINLOC HIVFIO PID on Record HINDSAMP. 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


hmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11307974.977.4
Mover within GB214888.58.8
Mover outside GB329.2.2
Mover back to GB45.0.0
Mover - location unk5148.8.9
Ineligible TSM non-m6163.91.0
Ineligible TSM mover72311.31.4
New entrant this wav87234.14.3
Dead9149.9.9
Mover status unknown108755.05.2
Inel TSM - dk mover1115.1.1
Not applicable-85563.2Missing
Valid cases16905Missing cases556
Question RouteUses HFINLOC HIVFIO PID HSAMPST HLVLOC on Record HINDSAMP. Uses HHHMOVE HIVFHO on Record HHHSAMP.
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


hlewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hlrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeHINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases17461Missing 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


hdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeHINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
31.2875.220598.42
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0014568.3100.0
Missing-9.0032.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.001597391.5Missing
Valid cases1456Missing cases16005
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