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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

ihidHousehold identification number
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11944Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ifidFieldwork household identifier
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iivnaddHousehold found at new address in field
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Address corrections111609.79.7
No corrections reqd.2982582.382.3
New address (known)36995.95.9
New addr unkwn/o-o-s42602.22.2
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iiviaInterviewer area
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iividInterviewer number
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iivlncTotal calls at last known address
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.762.23026
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03122.62.8
Amount stated11076990.297.2
Missing or wild-98637.2Missing
Valid cases11081Missing cases863
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


iivtncTotal calls at interview address
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1.341.62014
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03392.835.4
Amount stated16185.264.6
Missing or wild-91098792.0Missing
Valid cases957Missing cases10987
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


iiviamArea intrvw took place non-local movers
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iivfhoFinal household interview outcome
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv10750062.862.8
Interviews + proxies113072.62.6
Interviews + refusal129277.87.8
Pxy at original addr156.1.1
Phone pxy intvw only1655.5.5
Youth Interview only172.0.0
Address not found503663.13.1
No HH member contact513462.92.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre601471.21.2
Refusal to intviewer61140511.811.8
Language problems625.0.0
No intv.: Age/health632382.02.0
Moved prev wave add7046.4.4
Out scope-institut'n8032.3.3
Moved out of scope812532.12.1
Whole HH deceased9050.4.4
No PSM's resident912181.81.8
Adamant refusal9241.3.3
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iivosmrhNo. OSMs - whole HH refusal to intervwr
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-910668.92Missing
inapplicable-8981382.16Missing
Total11944100.00
Valid cases1065Missing cases10879
Question RouteIF (IIVFHO = 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


iivnsmrhNo. new HH membs - whl HH ref to intvwr
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92682.24Missing
inapplicable-81151696.42Missing
Total11944100.00
Valid cases160Missing cases11784
Question RouteIF (IIVFHO = 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


iivrrefhReason for household refusal
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill11561.38.7
Too elderly267.63.7
Senile323.21.3
Speaks no English45.0.3
Stressful fam sit567.63.7
Care of ill/old105.0.3
Childcare114.0.2
R. rarely home1218.21.0
R. temp. absent136.1.3
Too busy142582.214.4
No confidentiality205.0.3
Q's too personal2142.42.3
Won't bother303933.322.0
Nothing changed311.0.1
Survey too long3210.1.6
Waste of time3380.74.5
Prev bad exprnce342.0.1
Probs gift voucher351.0.1
HH mem says refuse4018.21.0
Othr says refuse4142.42.3
No HH member contact9496.85.4
Other9625.21.4
No reason given994663.926.0
Missing or wild-962.5Missing
Inapplicable-81009284.5Missing
Valid cases1790Missing cases10154
Question RouteIF (IIVFHO = 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


iivisstCoversheet issue status
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11113493.293.2
No/inac'sble hhold 026185.25.2
No/retiring hhold 0350.4.4
No/inlgble splt-off41411.21.2
No/other split-off51.0.0
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iivconvRefusal conversion attempted
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conversion attempted11921.69.0
No convrsion attempt2193816.291.0
Inapplicable-8981482.2Missing
Valid cases2130Missing cases9814
Question RouteIF (IIVFHO = 60,61,62,63,80,92) 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


iivreisRe-issued to field
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field11411.26.6
No re-issue to field2198916.793.4
Inapplicable-8981482.2Missing
Valid cases2130Missing cases9814
Question RouteIF (IIVFHO = 60,61,62,63,80,92) 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


ihhdcDocument check - h/hold quest're comp?
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-int household0313726.326.3
Yes1871773.073.0
No235.3.3
Telephone Q. only355.5.5
Valid cases11944Missing 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


ihhorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1621652.052.0
ECHP - SCPR25204.44.4
ECHP - ONS34744.04.0
ECHP - NI41451.21.2
Wales new sample5219118.318.3
Scotland new sample6239820.120.1
Valid cases11944Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ixhwghtHousehold Weight
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11944Missing 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


iregionRegion / Metropolitan area
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London12061.71.9
Outer London23653.13.4
R. of South East310969.210.1
South West45704.85.2
East Anglia52532.12.3
East Midlands65274.44.8
West Midlands Conurb72362.02.2
R. of West Midlands83272.73.0
Greater Manchester92722.32.5
Merseyside101251.01.1
R. of North West112762.32.5
South Yorkshire121521.31.4
West Yorkshire132151.82.0
Humber142161.82.0
Wear151451.21.3
R. of North162462.12.3
Wales17252421.123.2
Scotland18297824.927.4
Northern Ireland191451.21.3
Missing-910709.0Missing
Valid cases10874Missing cases1070
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


ihhmoveMover household indicator
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non mover HH1533144.672.5
Mover household28937.512.1
Part Mover HH371.61.0
Whole HH deceased454.5.7
HH out of scope542.4.6
No elig. HH members62151.82.9
Unknown status87055.99.6
All FINLOC=0944.4.6
Inapplicable - new s-8458938.4Missing
Valid cases7355Missing cases4589
Question RouteUses IIVNADD IIVIA IIVFHO on Record IHHSAMP.
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 TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6216Missing cases5728
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


ixhwghteECHP Household weight
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11944Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee Vol. A on weighting.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ixhwtsw1Household weight -inc Scotland/Wales
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11944Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for the combined analysis of all the BHPS samples, including the new Scottish and Welsh samples. See Volume A, Section V.2.5.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10


ixhwtsw2Household weight -only Scotland/Wales
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases11944Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteThis weight is to be used for analysis of data for Scotland or Wales on their own, including data from all the BHPS samples. See Volume A, Section V.2.5.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W10


istrataStratification class
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10805Missing cases1139
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


ipsuPrimary Sampling Unit
Record TypeIHHSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases10805Missing cases1139
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeIHHSAMP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East13132.62.9
North West27776.57.2
Yorkshire and the Hu35904.95.4
East Midlands45324.54.9
West Midlands55774.85.3
East of England65244.44.8
London75844.95.4
South East88607.27.9
South West95824.95.4
Wales10253421.223.3
Scotland11299425.127.6
Missing-910779.0Missing
Valid cases10867Missing cases1077
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