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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG3
Valid cases24553Missing 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 TypeIINDSAMP
Valid cases24553Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ihidhousehold identification number
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases24553Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ipnoperson number
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11024141.741.7
2709628.928.9
3383415.615.6
422209.09.0
58133.33.3
6228.9.9
782.3.3
825.1.1
98.0.0
105.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases24553Missing 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


iiviow8interview outcome wave 7
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11094944.664.9
Proxy23071.31.8
Telephone376.3.5
Refusal46142.53.6
Elig - in non-cont H5116.5.7
Child under 1669663.95.7
Elig - in refusal HH792.4.5
Moved823699.614.0
Out of scope/institd94181.72.5
Child- in non-cont H104281.72.5
Other113351.42.0
Chld - in nonresp HH12180.71.1
Retired rejoiner1327.1.2
Inapplicable-8767631.3Missing
Valid cases16877Missing cases7676
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW9


iivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11253051.074.2
New entrant 16yrs22351.01.4
New entrant adult36392.63.8
Youth411234.66.7
Child522409.113.3
Check681.3.5
Deceased729.1.2
Inapplicable-8767631.3Missing
Valid cases16877Missing cases7676
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


iiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11510561.589.5
No217727.210.5
Inapplicable-8767631.3Missing
Valid cases16877Missing cases7676
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


ihhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 9 non-contact017537.17.1
Enum member resident12116586.286.2
Enum member absent297.4.4
Enum member moved35922.42.4
Enum member deceased4124.5.5
Enum membr -rejoiner591.4.4
New entrant -residen67022.92.9
New entrant - absent72.0.0
Retired rejoiner827.1.1
Valid cases24553Missing 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


inewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member02373196.796.8
New baby1192.8.8
Marriage/cohab2215.9.9
From college/univers321.1.1
From institution42.0.0
Never left55.0.0
Moved in with parent6167.7.7
Shared accommodation778.3.3
Other8114.5.5
Don't know-128.1Missing
Valid cases24525Missing cases28
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


inemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02373596.797.0
January147.2.2
February240.2.2
March333.1.1
April456.2.2
May540.2.2
June656.2.2
July785.3.3
August875.3.3
September9122.5.5
October1075.3.3
November1151.2.2
December1251.2.2
Don't know-187.4Missing
Valid cases24466Missing cases87
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


ineyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02373596.796.9
19977.0.0
1998144.6.6
19995832.42.4
200018.1.1
Don't know-166.3Missing
Valid cases24487Missing cases66
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


ilvwhyleavers
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02208489.997.2
Deceased1126.5.6
Separated/divorced298.4.4
To college/universit341.2.2
To institution43.0.0
Left for job547.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio649.2.2
To set up own home776.3.3
Other8192.8.8
Don't know-118377.5Missing
Valid cases22716Missing cases1837
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


ilvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02208489.997.7
January140.2.2
February235.1.2
March332.1.1
April424.1.1
May514.1.1
June658.2.3
July750.2.2
August843.2.2
September986.4.4
October1058.2.3
November1155.2.2
December1234.1.2
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-119397.9Missing
Valid cases22613Missing cases1940
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


ilvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02208489.997.6
19921.0.0
19976.0.0
1998125.5.6
19994141.71.8
20004.0.0
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-119177.8Missing
Valid cases22634Missing cases1919
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


ilvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02208489.996.9
At prev Wave HH184.3.4
New local add- known2154.6.7
In GB priv add known368.3.3
In GB priv add unkno471.3.3
Outside GB519.1.1
TSM - won't follow6196.8.9
Deceased7124.5.5
Don't know-117537.1Missing
Valid cases22800Missing cases1753
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


iivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11518861.961.9
Proxy interview23481.41.4
Telephone intvw387.4.4
Refusal108753.63.6
Other non-intvw113281.31.3
Moved124581.91.9
Child under 162015866.56.5
Youth Interview219383.83.8
Youth: Refusal2260.2.2
Youth: Oth non-int2317.1.1
Child under 112421398.78.7
Refusal/non-int HH302921.21.2
Non-int/non-int HH3152.2.2
Moved/non-int HH32101.4.4
Child in non-int HH407.0.0
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4113.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH426.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH4356.2.2
Refusal/non-cont HH50134.5.5
Lang prob/NC HH511.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH52127.5.5
Non-cont/NC HH535482.22.2
Out of scope/NC HH543651.51.5
Institutnsd/NC HH5532.1.1
Untraced mover5627.1.1
Child ref/NC HH6023.1.1
Chd infirm/NC HH622.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63125.5.5
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6458.2.2
Chd instit/NC HH651.0.0
Chd untraced mover666.0.0
No one elig in HH803351.41.4
Prev wave adamant re8194.4.4
Dead99124.5.5
Valid cases24553Missing 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


iivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill128.12.3
Too elderly29.0.7
Senile316.11.3
Speaks no English47.0.6
Stressful fam sit58.0.7
Care of ill/old101.0.1
R. rarely home1249.24.0
R. temp. absent1367.35.5
Too busy14113.59.3
Q's too personal2117.11.4
Won't bother30127.510.4
Nothing changed311.0.1
Survey too long325.0.4
Waste of time3340.23.3
Prev bad exprnce342.0.2
HH mem says refuse4010.0.8
Othr says refuse411.0.1
HH mem refs for R4211.0.9
Risk other response43104.48.5
Other9632.12.6
No reason given995712.346.8
Inapplicable-82333495.0Missing
Valid cases1219Missing cases23334
Question RouteIF (IIVFIO = 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


iivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field133.12.7
No re-issue to field211754.896.4
Other action311.0.9
Inapplicable-82333495.0Missing
Valid cases1219Missing cases23334
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


ifinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate05922.42.4
Final record12396197.697.6
Valid cases24553Missing 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


iivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101785572.772.7
Interviews + proxies1110054.14.1
Interviews + refusal12302612.312.3
Pxy at original addr1512.0.0
Phone interview only16155.6.6
Youth Interview only176.0.0
Docs missing or unus3925.1.1
Address not found505682.32.3
No HH member contact51145.6.6
Refus to Rsrch Cntre60219.9.9
Refusal to intviewer613401.41.4
Language problems623.0.0
No intv.: Age/health63142.6.6
Moved prev wave add7059.2.2
Out scope-institut'n8034.1.1
Moved out of scope814271.71.7
Whole HH deceased9050.2.2
No PSM's resident913871.61.6
Adamant refusal9295.4.4
Valid cases24553Missing 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


imemorigsample origin
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11490160.760.7
ECHP - SCPR212205.05.0
ECHP - ONS311034.54.5
ECHP - NI43571.51.5
Wales new sample5357714.614.6
Scotland new sample6339513.813.8
Valid cases24553Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


isampstsample membership status
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11075643.844.9
W1 non-cont/enum289.4.4
Birth - OSM313905.75.8
PSM: parent of OSM44441.81.9
TSM519918.18.3
ECHP subsample623149.49.7
ECHP rejoiner75.0.0
Scot/Wales new sampl8697228.429.1
Not applicable-85922.4Missing
Valid cases23961Missing cases592
Question RouteUses IFINLOC IIVFIO PID on Record IINDSAMP. 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


imovestindividual mover status
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11298652.954.2
Mover within GB215006.16.3
Mover outside GB371.3.3
Mover back to GB46.0.0
Mover - location unk5146.6.6
Ineligible TSM non-m6137.6.6
Ineligible TSM mover7186.8.8
New entrant this wav8767631.332.0
Dead9124.5.5
Mover status unknown1011194.64.7
Inel TSM - dk mover1110.0.0
Not applicable-85922.4Missing
Valid cases23961Missing cases592
Question RouteUses IFINLOC IIVFIO PID ISAMPST ILVLOC on Record IINDSAMP. Uses IHHMOVE IIVFHO on Record IHHSAMP.
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


ilewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases24553Missing 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


ilrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeIINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases24553Missing 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


idistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeIINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
31.4580.280716.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0014405.9100.0
Missing-9.0060.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.002305393.9Missing
Valid cases1440Missing cases23113
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