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imabornWhere mother was born
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (22)
Question Number and Text ID91 : Please look at this card (D18) and tell me where your mother was born?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
England1844254.055.9
Scotland2309019.820.5
Wales3219914.114.6
Northern Ireland42961.92.0
Irish Republic52871.81.9
Other/outside UK67875.05.2
Missing-92.0Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Don't know-185.5Missing
Valid cases15101Missing cases522
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W11


ipabornWhere father was born
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID92 : (Showcard D18) And where was your father born?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
England1836253.555.8
Scotland2309219.820.6
Wales3213313.714.2
Northern Ireland43102.02.1
Irish Republic53062.02.0
Other/outside UK67955.15.3
Missing-91.0Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Don't know-11891.2Missing
Valid cases14998Missing cases625
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W11


iwlshaResp understands spoken Welsh
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID93A : Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh? Understand spoken Welsh
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0207013.272.3
Yes17945.127.7
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81232378.9Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases2864Missing cases12759
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17) If R lives in Wales.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshbResp speaks Welsh
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID93B : Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh? Speak Welsh
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0222614.277.7
Yes16384.122.3
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81232378.9Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases2864Missing cases12759
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17) If R lives in Wales.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshcResp reads Welsh
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID93C : Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh? Read Welsh
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0225714.478.8
Yes16073.921.2
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81232378.9Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases2864Missing cases12759
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17) If R lives in Wales.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshdResp writes Welsh
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID93D : Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh? Write Welsh
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0236315.182.5
Yes15013.217.5
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81232378.9Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases2864Missing cases12759
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17) If R lives in Wales.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlsheRespondent doesn't understand Welsh
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID93E : Can you understand, speak, read or write Welsh? No
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1198612.799.8
Yes53.0.2
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81319884.5Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases1989Missing cases13634
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17) If R lives in Wales.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshuaLanguage spoken at home
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID94A : Please look at the card (D19) and tell me what language you mainly speak... At home
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Only Welsh1130.814.8
Mainly Welsh256.46.4
Welsh and Engish equ351.35.8
Mainly English41771.120.2
Only English54582.952.2
Other66.0.7
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81430991.6Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases878Missing cases14745
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17 AND ANY IWLSHA-D) If R lives in Wales and can understand, speak, read or write Welsh.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshubLanguage spoken at work
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID94B : Please look at the card (D19) and tell me what language you mainly speak... At work
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Only Welsh121.12.4
Mainly Welsh246.35.2
Welsh and Engish equ382.59.3
Mainly English4120.813.7
Only English52541.628.9
Other63552.340.4
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81430991.6Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases878Missing cases14745
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17 AND ANY IWLSHA-D) If R lives in Wales and can understand, speak, read or write Welsh.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshucLanguage spoken at school, college etc.
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID94C : Please look at the card (D19) and tell me what language you mainly speak... At school, college or university
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Only Welsh17.0.8
Mainly Welsh216.11.8
Welsh and Engish equ331.23.5
Mainly English447.35.4
Only English51781.120.3
Other65993.868.2
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81430991.6Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases878Missing cases14745
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17 AND ANY IWLSHA-D) If R lives in Wales and can understand, speak, read or write Welsh.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshudLanguage spoken talking to people
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID94D : Please look at the card (D19) and tell me what language you mainly speak... Talking to relatives, friends or neighbours
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Only Welsh133.23.8
Mainly Welsh2131.814.9
Welsh and Engish equ31561.017.8
Mainly English41761.120.0
Only English53802.443.3
Other62.0.2
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81430991.6Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases878Missing cases14745
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17 AND ANY IWLSHA-D) If R lives in Wales and can understand, speak, read or write Welsh.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iwlshueLanguage spoken generally
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (23)
Question Number and Text ID94E : Please look at the card (D19) and tell me what language you mainly speak... For day to day activities such as shopping or taking the bus
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Only Welsh114.11.6
Mainly Welsh287.69.9
Welsh and Engish equ3125.814.2
Mainly English41641.018.7
Only English54833.155.0
Other65.0.6
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81430991.6Missing
Proxy Respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases878Missing cases14745
Question RouteIF (IREGION = 17 AND ANY IWLSHA-D) If R lives in Wales and can understand, speak, read or write Welsh.
Index TermsEthnicity
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW9 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iivdaPresent Demog section: Respondent Alone
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text ID95A : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1952761.0100.0
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8566036.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases9527Missing cases6096
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iivdbPresent Demog. section: Partner
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text ID95B : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0192512.334.0
Yes2373523.966.0
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8952761.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases5660Missing cases9963
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iivdcPresent Demog. section: Other Adult
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text ID95C : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0432727.776.4
Yes313338.523.6
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8952761.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases5660Missing cases9963
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iivddPresent Demog. section: Children
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text ID95D : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0438028.077.4
Yes412808.222.6
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8952761.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases5660Missing cases9963
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iivdePresent Demog. section: Supervisor
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text ID95E : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0551435.397.4
Yes5146.92.6
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-8952761.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74352.8Missing
Valid cases5660Missing cases9963
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihldsblRegistered disabled
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM1 : Can I check, are you registered as a disabled person, either with Social Services or with a green card?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9270.17Missing
Yes19926.356.36
No21460493.4893.64
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15596Missing cases27
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W13


ihlprbHealth problems: none
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2M0 : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? None
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9160.10Missing
inapplicable-8905457.95Missing
Not mentioned0655341.94100.0
Total15623100.00
Valid cases6553Missing cases9070
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteThe Wave One responses to the questions on health problems were processed to derive equivalent responses to those elicited directly at later Waves.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbaHealth problems: Arms, legs, hands, etc
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2A : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Problems or disability connected with: arms, legs, hands, feet, back, or neck (including arthritis and rheumatism)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01152273.873.8
Probs arms or legs1408526.126.2
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbbHealth problems: Sight
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2B : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Difficulty in seeing (other than needing glasses to read normal size print)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01484195.095.1
Difficulty seeing17664.94.9
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbcHealth problems: Hearing
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2C : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Difficulty in hearing
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01430591.691.7
Difficulty hearing113028.38.3
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbdHealth problems: Skin conditions/allergy
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2D : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Skin conditions/allergies
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01381888.488.5
Skin conds, allergie1178911.511.5
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbeHealth problems: Chest/breathing
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2E : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Chest/breathing problems, asthma, bronchitis
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01352986.686.7
Chest, breathing pro1207813.313.3
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbfHealth problems: Heart/blood pressure
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2F : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Heart/blood pressure or blood circulation problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01323284.784.8
Heart and blood1237515.215.2
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbgHealth problems: Stomach or digestion
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2G : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Stomach/liver/kidneys
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01456593.293.3
Stomach, liver, kidn110426.76.7
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbhHealth problems: Diabetes
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2H : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Diabetes
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01514096.997.0
Diabetes14673.03.0
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbiHealth problems: Anxiety, depression, etc
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2I : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Anxiety, depression or bad nerves
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01450992.993.0
Anxiety, depression110987.07.0
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbjHealth problems: Alcohol or drugs
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2J : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Alcohol or drug related problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01554199.599.6
Alcohol, drugs166.4.4
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbkHealth problems: Epilepsy
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2K : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Epilepsy
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01548199.199.2
Epilepsy1126.8.8
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprblHealth problems: Migraine
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2L : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Migraine or frequent headaches
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01430191.591.6
Migraine freq hdache113068.48.4
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlprbmHealth problems: Other
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (24)
Question Number and Text IM2M : Do you have any of the health problems or disabilities listed on this card (M1)? Other health problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01474994.494.5
Other18585.55.5
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Valid cases15607Missing cases16
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
NoteSee note for IHLPRB.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihlsf1General state of health
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM3 : In general would you say your health is...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-940.03Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Excellent1239415.3215.77
Very good2477430.5631.44
Good3484731.0231.92
Fair4241415.4515.9
Poor57554.834.97
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15184Missing cases439
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteInput variable for the SF36 Scale derived variables, see Notes on Derived Variables. Compare this item with wHLSTAT which was not asked at this wave. Comparisons can also be made with the ADL questions carried at Waves 7 and 8.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf2Health compared with one year ago
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM4 : Compared to one year ago, how would you rate your health in general now?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-960.04Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Much better than year ago18165.225.37
Better than year ago214459.259.52
About the same31054067.4669.42
Worse than year ago4202312.9513.32
Much worse than year ago53582.292.36
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15182Missing cases441
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3aHealth limits vigorous activities
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5A : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Vigorous activities, such as running, lifting heavy objects, participating in strenuous sports
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9220.14Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot1363723.2823.98
Yes, ltd. a little2332221.2621.9
No, not ltd. at all3820752.5354.11
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15166Missing cases457
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3bHealth limits moderate activities
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5B : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Moderate activities, such as moving a table, pushing a vacuum cleaner, bowling or playing golf
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.02Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot111547.397.6
Yes, ltd. a little2171110.9511.27
No, not ltd. at all31232078.8681.13
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15185Missing cases438
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3cHealth limits carrying groceries
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5C : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Lifting or carrying groceries
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-970.04Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot112708.138.37
Yes, ltd. a little2172511.0411.36
No, not ltd. at all31218678.0080.27
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15181Missing cases442
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3dHealth limits several flights of stair
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5D : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Climbing several flights of stairs
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-970.04Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot1182311.6712.01
Yes, ltd. a little2202512.9613.34
No, not ltd. at all31133372.5474.65
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15181Missing cases442
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3eHealth limits one flight of stairs
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5E : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Climbing one flight of stairs
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.01Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot17664.905.04
Yes, ltd. a little213208.458.69
No, not ltd. at all31310083.8586.26
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15186Missing cases437
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. Compare this item with wHLLTB which was not asked at this wave.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3fHealth limits bending/kneeling
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5F : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Bending, kneeling or stooping
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.02Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot114139.049.31
Yes, ltd. a little2215513.7914.19
No, not ltd. at all31161774.3676.5
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15185Missing cases438
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3gHealth limits walking mile plus
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5G : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Walking more than a mile
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9150.10Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot1188012.0312.39
Yes, ltd. a little212808.198.44
No, not ltd. at all31201376.8979.17
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15173Missing cases450
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3hHealth limits walking half a mile
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5H : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Walking half a mile
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.02Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot111967.667.88
Yes, ltd. a little210256.566.75
No, not ltd. at all31296482.9885.37
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15185Missing cases438
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. Compare this item with wHLLTD which was not asked at this wave.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3iHealth limits walking 100 yds
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5I : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Walking 100 yards
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9190.12Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot14913.143.24
Yes, ltd. a little27835.015.16
No, not ltd. at all31389588.9491.6
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15169Missing cases454
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. Compare this item with wHLLTD which was not asked at this wave.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf3jHealth limits bathing/dressing
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM5J : Does your health limit you in these activities? If so, how much? Please choose an answer from this card (M3). Bathing and dressing yourself?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.01Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes, limited a lot13182.042.09
Yes, ltd. a little26454.134.25
No, not ltd. at all31422391.0493.66
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15186Missing cases437
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. Compare this item with wHLLTC which was not asked at this wave.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf4aPhys health: amount time spent on work
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM6A : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Have you... Cut down on the amount of time you spent on work or other activities?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9190.12Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes1211113.5113.92
No21305883.5886.08
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15169Missing cases454
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. Compare this item with items wHLLTE - wHLLTWA which were not asked at this wave.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf4bPhys health: accomplished less
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM6B : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Have you... Accomplished less than you would like?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9160.10Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes1283318.1318.67
No21233978.9881.33
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15172Missing cases451
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See Note for IHLSF4A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf4cPhys health: limited in kind of work
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM6C : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Have you... been limited in the kind of work or other activities?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9140.09Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes1276317.6918.21
No21241179.4481.79
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15174Missing cases449
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See Note for IHLSF4A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf4dPhys health: difficulty performing work
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (25)
Question Number and Text IM6D : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of your physical health? Have you... had difficulty performing the work or other activities?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9140.09Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes1278617.8318.36
No21238879.2981.64
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15174Missing cases449
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See Note for IHLSF4A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf5aMental health: less time spent on work
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text IM7A : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems. Have you... Cut down on the amount of time you spent on work or other activities?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9200.13Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes114419.229.5
No21372787.8690.5
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15168Missing cases455
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf5bMental health: accomplished less
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text IM7B : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems. Have you... Accomplished less than you would like?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9220.14Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes1178711.4411.78
No21337985.6488.22
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15166Missing cases457
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf5cMental health: worked less carefully
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text IM7C : During the past 4 weeks, have you had any of the following problems with your work or other regular daily activities as a result of any emotional problems. Have you... Not done your work or other activities as carefully as usual?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9260.17Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Yes114389.209.48
No21372487.8490.52
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15162Missing cases461
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf6Health interfered with social activity
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text IM8 : (Showcard M4) During the past 4 weeks, to what extent has your physical health or emotional problems interfered with your normal social activities with family, friends, neighbours or groups?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9130.08Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Not at all11131272.4174.54
Slightly2177911.3911.72
Moderately37444.764.9
Quite a bit49756.246.43
Extremely53652.342.41
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15175Missing cases448
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf7Amount of bodily pain in past 4 weeks
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text IM9 : (Showcard M5) How much bodily pain have you had during the past 4 weeks?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-950.03Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
None1731246.8048.16
Very mild2227314.5514.97
Mild3183711.7612.1
Moderate4225514.4314.85
Severe511637.447.66
Very severe63432.202.26
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15183Missing cases440
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf8Pain interfered with normal work
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (26)
Question Number and Text IM10 : (Showcard M6) During the past 4 weeks, how much did pain interfere with your normal work (including work both outside the home and housework)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-970.04Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
Not at all11045066.8968.84
Slightly2218113.9614.37
Moderately39446.046.22
Quite a bit411347.267.47
Extremely54723.023.11
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15181Missing cases442
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Health: Personal Health Condition
Health: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9aPast month: Felt full of life
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11A : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Did you feel full of life?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9250.16Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time111117.117.33
Most of the time2594338.0439.19
A good bit of the time3252216.1416.63
Some of the time4315820.2120.83
A little of the time514589.339.62
None of the time69716.226.4
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15163Missing cases460
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. Compare this item with GHQ questions in Self Completion questionairre.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9bPast month: Been very nervy
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11B : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Have you been a very nervous person?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9310.20Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time11911.221.26
Most of the time24542.913.0
A good bit of the time35283.383.48
Some of the time414509.289.57
A little of the time5274517.5718.11
None of the time6978962.6664.58
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15157Missing cases466
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9cPast month: Felt down in the dumps
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11C : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9320.20Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time11370.880.9
Most of the time24542.913.0
A good bit of the time35983.833.95
Some of the time415539.9410.25
A little of the time5265717.0117.53
None of the time6975762.4564.38
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15156Missing cases467
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9dPast month: Felt calm and cheerful
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11D : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Have you felt calm and cheerful?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9270.17Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time114659.389.66
Most of the time2762748.8250.31
A good bit of the time3224814.3914.83
Some of the time4234615.0215.47
A little of the time511007.047.26
None of the time63752.402.47
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15161Missing cases462
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9ePast month: Had lots of energy
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11E : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Did you have a lot of energy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9270.17Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time18785.625.79
Most of the time2536634.3535.39
A good bit of the time3264216.9117.43
Some of the time4312420.0020.61
A little of the time5180311.5411.89
None of the time613488.638.89
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15161Missing cases462
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9fPast month: Felt downhearted and low
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11F : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Have you felt downhearted and low?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9290.19Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time11450.930.96
Most of the time25393.453.56
A good bit of the time36594.224.35
Some of the time4234515.0115.47
A little of the time5437027.9728.83
None of the time6710145.4546.84
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15159Missing cases464
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9gPast month: Felt worn out
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11G : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Did you feel worn out?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9270.17Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time14172.672.75
Most of the time212708.138.38
A good bit of the time315249.7510.05
Some of the time4401625.7126.49
A little of the time5449828.7929.67
None of the time6343621.9922.66
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15161Missing cases462
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9hPast month: Been a happy person
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11H : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Have you been a happy person?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9210.13Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time1202712.9713.36
Most of the time2830253.1454.74
A good bit of the time3197812.6613.04
Some of the time4191712.2712.64
A little of the time57034.504.64
None of the time62401.541.58
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15167Missing cases456
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9iPast month: Felt tired
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11I : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Did you feel tired?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9330.21Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time16784.344.47
Most of the time2168810.8011.14
A good bit of the time3185511.8712.24
Some of the time4493931.6132.59
A little of the time5440328.1829.05
None of the time6159210.1910.5
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15155Missing cases468
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14


ihlsf9jPast month: Health limited soc. activity
Record TypeIINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (27)
Question Number and Text IM11J : (Showcard M7) How much time during the past month... Has your health limited your social activities (like visiting friends or close relatives)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9710.45Missing
proxy and/or phone-74352.78Missing
All of the time13662.342.42
Most of the time26924.434.58
A good bit of the time35853.743.87
Some of the time410846.947.17
A little of the time514519.299.6
None of the time61093970.0272.36
Total15623100.00
Valid cases15117Missing cases506
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHealth: Subjective Well-Being
Health: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
NoteSee note for IHLSF1. See note for ILHLSF9A.
Variable OccurrenceW9 W14