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From 02/08/2016 to 03/08/2016

03/08/2016

11:54 PM Support #523 (Closed): Using BHPS items in new questionnaire
Can you please advise whether it is possible to use certain items from the BHPS questionnaire to comprise part of a n... Carys Chainey
04:27 PM Support #522 (Closed): ukborn?
Where is this variable located please? in BHPS it's in xwavedat, and your guidance says for US it's in indall, but I ... david rhodes
04:05 PM Support #506 (Closed): weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
Victoria Nolan
04:05 PM Support #511 (Closed): SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
Victoria Nolan
04:05 PM Support #507 (Closed): 'inapplicable' on newborn.dta
Victoria Nolan
04:04 PM Support #510 (Closed): Phenotype variables availablit Genetic data application
Victoria Nolan
04:04 PM Support #508 (Closed): BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
Victoria Nolan
03:57 PM Support #509 (Closed): Using household identifier from xwaveid.dta to merge data across waves
Victoria Nolan

03/07/2016

10:36 PM Support #520: Variable Value : Unapplicable
Not everyone gets asked every question. They only get asked the questions that are relevant to them. For example, a p... Alita Nandi
07:57 PM Support #520 (Closed): Variable Value : Unapplicable
Hello,
For a lot of variables in the survey, there is a value 'inapplicable' for the majority of them. Can you ple...
claudia cuchi
10:14 AM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Till,
Thank you. With regard to people who completed self-completion questionnaire but have 0 weights: this issue ...
Olena Kaminska

03/03/2016

04:40 PM Support #514 (Closed): BHPS wave O proxy and or phone data
Alita Nandi

03/02/2016

08:12 PM Support #515: Matching pid across waves
Hello Christopher,
I have just replicated what you have done and I found 10,514 individuals in both waves J and O....
Alita Nandi
08:04 PM Support #515 (Closed): Matching pid across waves
I have merged whhresp and windresp files using a m:1 match as you mentioned before. However, when matching pid betwee... Christopher Booth
05:40 PM Support #514: BHPS wave O proxy and or phone data
Apologies, I have re-merged my data and resolved the issue
Thanks
Christopher Booth

03/01/2016

04:24 PM Support #512 (Resolved): Accessing the linked NPD dataset
Dear Rachel,
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We have checked with the UK Data Service and unfortun...
Victoria Nolan
10:47 AM Support #513: e_indscus_lw
Thanks for replying, Olena. I appreciate your help! Orla McBride
09:44 AM Support #513: e_indscus_lw
Orla,
For most of longitudinal analysis one can use only full data, i.e. only people who have responded in all wav...
Olena Kaminska

02/29/2016

07:25 PM Support #514 (Closed): BHPS wave O proxy and or phone data
Hi there,
I am looking at wave O, specifically files ohhresp and oindresp. However, for variables osvack, onvestk,...
Christopher Booth
02:57 PM Support #513: e_indscus_lw
Thanks for the help. Sorry but I need to clarify. No I am interested in longitudinal analysis - I want to model cha... Orla McBride
11:16 AM Support #513: e_indscus_lw
Orla,
0-weight indicates skipping the whole self-completion questionnaire, not a few questions within. From your c...
Olena Kaminska
10:51 AM Support #513: e_indscus_lw
Thanks Olena.
A few more queries (if I may). I'm trying to analyse data from individuals from the self-completion...
Orla McBride
10:42 AM Support #513: e_indscus_lw
Orla,
For most of the 0-cases in lw sc weight there is at least one missing response to self-completion questionna...
Olena Kaminska
02:22 PM Support #504 (Closed): Svy Commands on Stata
Victoria Nolan
02:21 PM Support #500 (Closed): ever had/fathered children
Victoria Nolan
02:21 PM Support #499 (Closed): Blood pressure feedback
Victoria Nolan
02:21 PM Support #495 (Closed): ethnicity
Victoria Nolan

02/26/2016

12:35 PM Support #513 (Closed): e_indscus_lw
Hello,
I'm trying to use this longitudinal weight variable for analyzing data across waves 2-5 from the self-compl...
Orla McBride

02/25/2016

04:09 PM Support #512 (In Progress): Accessing the linked NPD dataset
Dear Rachel,
Many thanks for your enquiry. We are looking into this and will get back to you as soon as we can.
...
Victoria Nolan

02/24/2016

12:53 PM Support #512 (Closed): Accessing the linked NPD dataset
Good afternoon,
I work at the Office for National Statistics on Children's well-being. The Understanding Society dat...
Rachel Beardsmore
10:45 AM Support #506: weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
Very helpful - thanks a lot! Orla McBride
10:43 AM Support #506: weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
There is almost unlimited number of sets of weights we could provide. Yet providing w2+ longitudinal sc weights can b... Olena Kaminska
10:20 AM Support #506: weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
Great thanks. I'm not using data from W1 for that reason. I thought the BHPS would be included in the longitudinal ... Orla McBride
09:56 AM Support #506: weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
Yes, the variables are correct. Note, the BHPS sample will be excluded (as it is not in wave 1 of UKHLS). But you sti... Olena Kaminska
10:21 AM Support #511: SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
thanks - no I had an earlier version of Wave 2 that I downloaded in 2014. I'll download the most recent file.
Orla McBride
10:18 AM Support #511: SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
Hello Orla,
The variable b_sceverdrnk is available in b_indresp. Are you looking at the latest version of this fil...
Alita Nandi

02/23/2016

08:29 PM Support #511 (Closed): SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
Hello,
I was wondering if there is a variable SCEVERDRNK available for Wave 2? I can't seem to see it in the Stat...
Orla McBride
02:25 PM Support #499 (Resolved): Blood pressure feedback
Dear Will,
After further investigation we have established that the nurse protocol is correct (feedback is based o...
Victoria Nolan
02:12 PM Support #507: 'inapplicable' on newborn.dta
Hi Laia,
This question was asked of female respondents where the newborn child lives with the parent. Most of the ...
Alita Nandi
02:08 PM Support #510 (Resolved): Phenotype variables availablit Genetic data application
Dear Tenghao,
Many thanks for your enquiry. For this, you would need to apply via the METADAC for genetics data co...
Victoria Nolan
01:50 PM Support #508: BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
Although issue 509 is about understanding society (ukhls) - the file structures for the two surveys are almost identi... Alita Nandi
01:49 PM Support #508: BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
I am not sure why you cannot find pid but here are two possible reasons:
(1) In the BHPS all variables are lower c...
Alita Nandi
01:43 PM Support #509: Using household identifier from xwaveid.dta to merge data across waves
The reason for this difference is that in the second method you are only selecting individual adult respondents from ... Alita Nandi

02/22/2016

01:11 PM Support #510 (Closed): Phenotype variables availablit Genetic data application
Hi,
We are a research group planning to carry out a GWAS project and would like to apply for the genetic data of U...
Tenghao Zheng
12:26 PM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Dear Olena and Alita,
Thank you for the updates. I will omit these cases for now.
It also appears that there a...
Till Hoffmann
11:53 AM Support #509 (Closed): Using household identifier from xwaveid.dta to merge data across waves
Hello,
Please could you let me know if the following way is valid for merging household data into individual files. ...
Dharmi Kapadia

02/21/2016

10:46 AM Support #508 (Closed): BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
Hi,
I am looking to analyse a number of variables such as income, wealth and consumption across waves and to see h...
Christopher Booth

02/19/2016

05:34 PM Support #507 (Closed): 'inapplicable' on newborn.dta
Dear UKHLS team,
The variables on the newborn dataset have a large amount of missing data coded as 'inapplicable' ...
Laia Becares
11:40 AM Support #506 (Closed): weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
Hello,
I was wondering if you could answer a question I have about weights and psu/strata variables for analysing ...
Orla McBride

02/18/2016

01:04 PM Support #502 (Closed): Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Victoria Nolan
01:04 PM Support #492 (Closed): Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Victoria Nolan
01:03 PM Support #487 (Closed): Understanding Society variable: change jobs
Victoria Nolan
01:03 PM Support #497 (Closed): NPD linkage to Primary/Secondary SEN type?
Victoria Nolan
01:03 PM Support #493 (Closed): Difference in response 3 and 4 for solar questions
Victoria Nolan
01:02 PM Support #496 (Closed): Clarification Query - Understanding Society linked NPD, and Understanding Society with School Codes
Victoria Nolan
12:55 PM Support #499: Blood pressure feedback
Dear Will,
I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this.... we have been investigating the issue, and un...
Victoria Nolan
11:46 AM Support #495: ethnicity
Hi Alita

Thanks.

White British is accurate and most suitable to use apart from when using data from Northern...
Victoria Nolan
11:19 AM Support #505 (Closed): Cross Sectional weights (xrwght/xrwtuk1) and job history files. [BHPS]
Victoria Nolan

02/17/2016

02:43 PM Support #505: Cross Sectional weights (xrwght/xrwtuk1) and job history files. [BHPS]
Hello again,
Apologies for the confusing query above. I made a small (read: stupid) mistake, confusing "append" wi...
Ivan Privalko
02:02 PM Support #505 (Closed): Cross Sectional weights (xrwght/xrwtuk1) and job history files. [BHPS]
Hi all,
I'm using the BHPS dataset (w1-w18) to look at the impact of job changes. Using the job history files, I c...
Ivan Privalko

02/16/2016

06:09 PM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Hi Till,
You are correct. There are a handful of cases for whom SCAC shos that they "refused self-completion" or "...
Alita Nandi
12:45 PM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Dear Till,
Thank you for letting us know. You are right that the 6 cases mentioned should have 0 cross-sectional s...
Olena Kaminska
05:50 PM Support #500: ever had/fathered children
Hi Charlie,
This question is only asked of those who report NO BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN in the household. Given that ch...
Alita Nandi
03:46 PM Support #495: ethnicity
Hi Angela,
Thanks for highlighting this issue.
We are in the process of updating the cateogry labels in the onl...
Alita Nandi
10:27 AM Support #489: HRP
Thank you for your suggestion to also seek out the 2001/2011 Census supporting material for a definition of the HRP c... Gundi Knies
08:49 AM Support #504: Svy Commands on Stata
Hello Alex,
Yes use:
svyset c_psu [pweight=c_indscub_xw], strata(c_strata) singleunit(scaled)
svy: reg y x1 x2
...
Alita Nandi

02/15/2016

03:23 PM Support #504 (Closed): Svy Commands on Stata
Hi there,
I am using Wave C in my dissertation and I've read that because Understanding Society's Dataset is so c...
Alex Best
02:34 PM Support #503 (Closed): Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
In wave three of the Understanding Society survey, there are six entries for respondents who have refused the self-co... Till Hoffmann
12:43 PM Support #489: HRP
Thank you for your reply. It is more than a little odd that US does not include an HRP identifier, given how central ... david rhodes

02/11/2016

01:13 PM Support #482 (Closed): Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Victoria Nolan
01:12 PM Support #486 (Closed): BHPS education leaving age variables
Victoria Nolan
01:12 PM Support #502 (Resolved): Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Victoria Nolan

02/10/2016

10:34 AM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Thank you Gabriella for offering the code.
I will write to you directly about this.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi

02/09/2016

01:40 PM Support #500 (In Progress): ever had/fathered children
Dear Charlie,
Many thanks for your enquiry. I have attached the table here in a word document. We will look into y...
Victoria Nolan
11:58 AM Support #502: Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Sanne,
Yes, your situation is very similar to question 462. Potentially pooled data or balanced panel may be best ...
Olena Kaminska
11:15 AM Support #502 (Closed): Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Hi,
I have a question about which weights to use. A similar question (no. 462) has been asked before, but I'm sti...
Sanne Velthuis

02/08/2016

03:47 PM Support #499: Blood pressure feedback
Dear Will,
Many thanks for your enquiry. We are actively looking into this at the moment and will respond as soon ...
Victoria Nolan
03:36 PM Support #495: ethnicity

Thanks Angela for your reply - I've added it here as it is a reply to this post rather than a new issue, and I will...
Victoria Nolan
02:29 PM New "How To" Guide for using the Support Forum
New "How To" Guide for using the Support Forum - How to get started with raising an issue Victoria Nolan
01:08 PM Support #498 (Closed): weight youth self-completion + adult
Victoria Nolan
01:07 PM Support #491 (Closed): parental education
Victoria Nolan
01:07 PM Support #489 (Closed): HRP
Victoria Nolan
01:06 PM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Garbiella Melis wrote:
thank you very much for your suggestion, although instead of the w_hsownd I have used the d...
Victoria Nolan
11:14 AM Support #500 (Closed): ever had/fathered children
In the indresp file there is a variable lprnt: Variable label = ever had/fathered children
I am analysing wave 3 d...
Charlie Owen
 

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