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LOOKING AFTER THE BABY
This questionnaire is for the person who is mostly responsible for looking after the study baby.
It asks about your lifestyle as your baby is getting older. Your answers will help us understand what problems babies and their mothers have at this stage.
The questionnaire asks you to answer a number of questions and give your opinion about some ideas about caring for a baby. To answer simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Some questions may seem similar, but they are not the same. Others will be the same as you have answered in earlier questionnaires. This is so that we can see how things may have changed for you.
Please answer all questions if you can even if they are similar. There are no right or wrong answers. Just tell us what you really think. All answers are confidential.
When you have finished you may make comments at the end.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
SECTION A:YOUR HEALTH

Which of the following would you say describes your health now?

1
always fit and well
2
mostly feel well and healthy
3
often feel unwell
4
hardly ever feel really well

Since having your baby have you had to stay in hospital?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A3
If yes,
qc_A2_a == 1

how many times:

How many
(_time <= qc_A2_b) && (_time < 4)

how old was your baby? ... months

Age in months

what were the reasons for your admission? (please describe)

Generic text

how long did you stay? ... days

How many

did your Children of the Nineties baby stay in hospital with you?

1
Yes
2
No
If no,
qc_A2_f == 2

who looked after the baby?

Generic text

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? anxiety or 'nerves'

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? depression

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? headache or migraine

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? back ache

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? indigestion

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? cough or cold

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? influenza

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? haemorrhoids/piles

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? wheezing

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? bronchitis

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? stomach ulcer

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? eczema

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? psoriasis

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? arthritis

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? rheumatism

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? urinary infection

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? problems with your periods

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? problems with a pregnancy

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No

Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? other problems (please describe)

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other
Since the baby was born have you had the following:

Since the baby was born have you had: nausea

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: vomiting

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: diarrhoea

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: infected nipple(s)

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: other breast problem

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: varicose veins

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: passing urine very often

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: problem holding urine when you jump, sneeze etc.

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: flashing lights/spots before eyes

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: shoulder ache

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: neck ache

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born

Since the baby was born have you had: other problem (please describe)

1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Other
Since the baby was born how often have you used any of the following?
-

1 - Every day

2 - Often

3 - Sometimes

4 - Not at all

sleeping pills
cannabis/marihuana
tranquillisers
pills for depression
hormone tablets
antibiotics
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc.)
amphetamines or other stimulants
contraceptive pill
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine
anticonvulsants
steroids
iron
vitamins

Since the baby was born how often have you used any of the following? other pill, medicine or ointment (including herbal and homeopathic remedies - please describe and state how frequently taken)

1
Every day
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Not at all
Other
For mothers only

Since the baby was born, have your monthly periods started?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7a
If yes,
qc_A6_a == 1

how old was the baby when they began? ... weeks

Age in weeks

Since the baby was born have you become pre gnant?

1
Yes
2
No
7
Not applicable
If no, go to Section B on page 8
If yes,
qc_A7_a == 1

what was the date of the last menstrual period before this new pregnancy? (if you do not remember it put 99 99 9):

Generic date

what happened:

1
miscarriage
2
abortion/termination
3
still pregnant
4
other (please describe)
Other
SECTION B:LOOKING AFTER A BABY
The following questions are about how you feel about looking after a baby.

I really enjoy my baby

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I would have preferred that we had not had this baby when we did

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel confident with my baby

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I dislike the mess that surrounds my baby

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

It is a great pleasure to watch my baby develop

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I really cannot bear it when the baby cries

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel constantly unsure if I'm doing the right thing for my baby

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel I should be enjoying my baby but am not

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I feel I have no time to myself

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Having a baby has made me feel more fulfilled

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

Babies are fun

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
SECTION C:YOUR FEELINGS
The questions in this section ask you about your feelings and the way you behave. Please indicate the way you feel nowadays.

Do you feel upset for no obvious reason?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you get troubled by dizziness or shortness of breath?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Have you felt as though you might faint?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel sick or have indigestion?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel that life is too much effort?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel uneasy

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel tingling or prickling sensations in your body, arms or legs?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you regret much of your past behaviour?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you sometimes feel panicky?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find that you have little or no appetite?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you wake unusually early in the morning even when you haven't been woken by your children?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you worry a lot?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel tired or exhausted?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you experience long periods of sadness?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you feel strung-up inside?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you get off to sleep alright?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you ever have the feeling you are going to pieces?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you often have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find yourself needing to cry?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have bad dreams which upset you when you wake up?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you think quickly?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you have to make a special effort to face up to a crisis or difficulty?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Your feelings in the past week.

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:

1
As much as I always could
2
Not quite so much now
3
Definitely not so much now
4
Not at all

I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:

1
As much as I ever did
2
Rather less than I used to
3
Definitely less than I used to
4
Hardly at all
In the past week:

I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, some of the time
3
Not very often
4
No never

I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:

1
No, not at all
2
Hardly ever
3
Yes, sometimes
4
Yes, often

I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:

1
Yes, quite a lot
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not much
4
No, not at all

Things have been getting on top of me:

1
Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope
2
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
3
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
4
No, I have been coping as well as ever
In the past week:

I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, sometimes
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all

I have felt sad or miserable:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all

I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:

1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Only occasionally
4
No, never

The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:

1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

On the whole are there more good days than bad?

1
Yes, more good days
2
About half and half
3
No, more bad days
SECTION D: RECENT EVENTS
Listed below are a number of events which may have brought changes in your life. Have any of these occurred since the baby was born? If so, please assess how much effect it had on you.

Since the baby was born: Your partner died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: One of your children died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: A friend or relative died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: One of your children was ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner was ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: A friend or relative was ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were admitted to hospital

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were in trouble with the law

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were divorced

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You found that your partner didn't want your child

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were very ill

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner lost his job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner had problems at work

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You had problems at work

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You lost your job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner went away

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner was in trouble with the law

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You and your partner separated

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your income was reduced

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You argued with your partner

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You argued with your family and friends

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You moved house

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner was physically cruel to you

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You became homeless

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You had a major financial problem

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You got married

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner was physically cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were physically cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You attempted suicide

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were convicted of an offence

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You became pregnant

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You started a new job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You returned to work

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You had a miscarriage

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You had an abortion

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You took an examination

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner was emotionally cruel to you

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner was emotionally cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You were emotionally cruel to your children

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your house or car was burgled

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: Your partner started a new job

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: A pet died

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen

Since the baby was born: You had an accident (please describe)

1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
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Is there anything else which is not on the list which has concerned you or required additional effort from you to cope since the baby was born?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to D45
If yes,
qc_D44_a == 1

please describe:

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How did this affect you?

1
a lot
2
moderately
3
mildly
4
not at all

Since the baby was born, have you had a holiday away from home?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_D45_a == 1

how many times?

How many
For each holiday, please describe:
how old was the baby? ... mths did the baby come with you? did you go abroad? If yes, where did you go?

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in months
1st time
2nd time
3rd time
SECTION E:YOUR HOME
Below are a number of questions about your home. They are similar to some you answered a year ago, and will be used to see how your circumstances might have changed.

When did you move to your present address?

Generic date

How many times have you moved home in the last 5 years?

How many

Is your home:

0
being bought/mortgaged
1
owned - with no mortgage to pay
2
rented from council
3
rented from private landlord - furnished
4
rented from private landlord - unfurnished
5
rented from housing association
6
other (please describe)
Other

Do you live in your own home or do you live with your parents or others?

1
live in own home
2
live with parents in their home
3
other situation (please describe)
Other

Do you currently live in:

1
a whole detached house (or bungalow)
2
a whole semi-detached house/bungalow
3
a whole terraced house
4
a flat/maisonette (self contained)
5
room in someone else's house
6
other (please describe)
Other

What is the lowest level of your living accommodation: 2nd floor or above, give floor

78
basement
0
ground floor
1
1st floor
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In the coldest time of year, describe the temperature in your: living rooms

1
Very warm
2
Warm
3
About right
4
Cold
5
Very cold

In the coldest time of year, describe the temperature in your: the room the baby sleeps in

1
Very warm
2
Warm
3
About right
4
Cold
5
Very cold

In your home do you ever use: central heating or storage heaters

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither

In your home do you ever use: wood stoves or wood fires

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither

In your home do you ever use: coal fires

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither

In your home do you ever use: paraffin heaters

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither

In your home do you ever use: gas fires (mains gas)

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither

In your home do you ever use: gas fires (bottled gas)

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither

In your home do you ever use: other type of heating (please describe)

1
Yes living room
2
Yes baby's bedroom
4
No neither
Other

If your home is centrally heated in winter, please describe: type:

1
solid fuel
2
oil
3
gas
4
electricity
5
other (please describe)
7
No central heating
Other
If solid fuel, oil, gas, electricity or other (please describe)
qc_E8_a = 1 || qc_E8_a = 2 || qc_E8_a = 3 || qc_E8_a = 4 || qc_E8_a = 5

how is heating distributed?

1
Radiators
2
warm air
3
storage heaters
4
under floor heating
5
other (please describe)
Other

where is the boiler?

1
kitchen
2
living room
3
other (please describe)
4
no boiler
Other

Do you use gas for cooking?

1
yes, ring(s) only
2
yes, oven only
3
yes, rings and oven
4
no, not at all

Do you use the cooker for any other purpose than cooking (e.g. drying clothes, heating the room)?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_E9_b == 1

please describe:

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How old is your cooker?

1
more than 10 years old
2
5 - 10 years old
3
2 - 4 years old
4
less than 2 years old
9
don't know

Do you use a ventaxia or air extractor system in the kitchen?

1
Yes
2
No

Does your home have the following? kitchen where there is space to sit and eat

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared with other household(s)
3
No

Does your home have the following? kitchen for cooking only

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared with other household(s)
3
No

Does your home have the following? indoor flushing toilet

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared with other household(s)
3
No

Apart from the kitchen or kitchen/dining room, how many living rooms and bedrooms do you have? number of living rooms:

How many

Apart from the kitchen or kitchen/dining room, how many living rooms and bedrooms do you have? number of bedrooms: (not regularly used as living rooms)

How many

Do you have sole use of the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)? running hot water

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared
3
No

Do you have sole use of the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)? bath

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared
3
No

Do you have sole use of the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)? shower

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared
3
No

Do you have sole use of the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)? garden or yard

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared
3
No

Do you have sole use of the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)? balcony

1
Yes sole use
2
Yes shared
3
No

Is there a working telephone in your home?

1
Yes, for incoming and outgoing calls
2
Yes, for incoming calls only
3
No
If Yes, for incoming calls only or No
qc_E13_a == 2 || qc_E13_a == 3

where is the nearest working telephone that you can use in an emergency?

1
pay phone in the building
2
pay phone in the street
3
neighbour's phone
4
none within 5 minutes walk
5
other

Do you or your partner have the use of a car (including vans, minibuses, etc.)?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to E15
If yes,
qc_E14_a == 1

how often do you yourself have the use of a car?

1
never
2
not every day
3
every day
7
not applicable/do not drive

How often do you have any windows open in your home: In summer: day

1
Windows almost always open
2
Windows open only when weather is good
3
Windows open occasionally
4
Windows almost never open

How often do you have any windows open in your home: In summer: night

1
Windows almost always open
2
Windows open only when weather is good
3
Windows open occasionally
4
Windows almost never open

How often do you have any windows open in your home: In winter: day

1
Windows almost always open
2
Windows open only when weather is good
3
Windows open occasionally
4
Windows almost never open

How often do you have any windows open in your home: In winter: night

1
Windows almost always open
2
Windows open only when weather is good
3
Windows open occasionally
4
Windows almost never open

Are any of your windows double glazed?

1
yes all of them
2
yes some of them
3
no none of them
9
don't know

Does your home have chimneys?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_E15_d == 1

have they been blocked up?

1
yes all of them
2
yes some of them
3
no
9
don't know

Do you have any pets?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to E17.
If yes,
qc_E16_a == 1

How many of the following pets do you have? cats

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? dogs

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? rabbits

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? rodents (mice, hamster, gerbil etc)

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? birds (budgerigar, parrot, etc)

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? other pets (please describe)

How many
Other
Do any of the following animals or insects inhabit or invade your home or cause dirty conditions in your balcony, garden or yard?
-

1 - Yes frequently

2 - Yes occasionally

3 - No not at all

rats
mice
pigeons
cats
cockroaches
ants
dogs
woodlice

Do any of the following animals or insects inhabit or invade your home or cause dirty conditions in your balcony, garden or yard? other (please describe)

1
Yes frequently
2
Yes occasionally
3
No not at all
Other

Is there ever any damp, condensation or mould in your home?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to E19a
If yes,
qc_E18_a == 1

How much of a problem is damp or condensation?

1
no damp or condensation
2
not serious
3
fairly serious
4
very serious

How much of a problem is mould?

1
no mould
2
not serious
3
fairly serious
4
very serious
Please tick the boxes relating to the problems you get in each room.
-

1 - Condensation on windows/walls/ceilings

2 - Damp patches on walls

3 - Mould on walls

4 - Damp on furniture, carpets or clothes

5 - Mould on furniture, carpets or clothes

6 - None

kitchen (or kitchen/diner)
living room (or lounge/diner)
hall/landing
my bedroom
baby's bedroom
bathroom/toilet
other rooms

Does your roof leak at all?(If you have an other flat above yours, please tick 'does not apply').

7
does not apply
1
no leak
2
yes, slight leak
3
yes, serious leak

In wet weather, does water get in from anywhere else, such as through badly fitting windows or doors?

1
no leaks
2
yes, slight leak
3
yes, serious leak

Taking everything into account, which of the following best describes your feelings about your home?

1
satisfied
2
fairly satisfied
3
dissatisfied
4
very dissatisfied
In the past year have any of the following rooms been decorated or had any brand new furniture?
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

Your bedroom: painted
Your bedroom: wall papered
Your bedroom: new carpet
Your bedroom: new furniture
Your living room: painted
Your living room: wall papered
Your living room: new carpet
Your living room: new furniture
The baby's bedroom: painted
The baby's bedroom: wall papered
The baby's bedroom: new carpet
The baby's bedroom: new furniture
Any other rooms: * painted
Any other rooms: * wall papered
Any other rooms: * new carpet
Any other rooms: * new furniture

In the past year have any of the following rooms been decorated or had any brand new furniture? * which room(s)?

Other
SECTION F:YOUR HOUSEHOLD

How many people live in your household? (including yourself) adults (over 18 years)

How many

How many people live in your househ old? (including yourself) young adults (16 - 18 years)

How many

How many people live in your househ old? (including yourself) children (0 - 15 years) (including your baby)

How many

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: yourself

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: your partner

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: your parent(s)

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: your partner's parent(s)

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: other relation(s) of yourself

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: other relations of your partner

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: friend(s)

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: lodger

1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate who the adults over 18 in your household are: other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Have the same people been living in your household ever since the birth of the baby?

1
Yes
2
No
If no,
qc_F1_c == 2

describe what changes have taken place:

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What is your present marital status?

1
never married
2
widowed
3
divorced
4
separated
5
married (once only)
6
married for second or third time
If married,
qc_F2_a == 5 || qc_F2_a == 6

what was the date of the most recent marriage?

Generic date

Do any of the people living in your household, including yourself and your children have a long lasting disorder, illness or disabling condition? (e.g. asthma, epilepsy, arthritis, depression, alcoholism)

1
Yes
If no, go to Section G
If yes,
qc_F3_a == 1

please describe: nature of illness/condition:

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please describe: person(s) involved:

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please describe: the consequences for the household:

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SECTION G:YOUR PARTNER
The section below is concerned with your relationship with your partner.(Your partner will be referred to as 'he', although the questions refer to partners of either sex.)

Do you currently have a partner?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to Section H
If yes,
qc_G1_a == 1

Does your partner live with you?

1
Yes
2
No
If no go to G2.
If yes,
qc_G1_b == 1

how long have you lived together? ... Years ... months

How many
Months in year

How would you assess your partner's physical health?

1
always fit and well
2
mostly feels well and healthy
3
often feels unwell
4
hardly ever feels really well
Below are listed a number of conditions which might influence your partner's enjoyment of a baby. Please indicate whether he has had any of these since the baby was born.
-

1 - Yes, and saw a doctor

2 - Yes, but did not see a doctor

3 - No,not all all

4 - Don't know

headaches or migraine
indigestion
epilepsy
depression
anxiety or 'nerves'
haemorrhoids/piles
cough or cold
influenza
bronchitis
high blood pressure (hypertension)
diabetes
schizophrenia
alcoholism
stomach ulcers
asthma or wheezing
eczema
psoriasis
arthritis
urinary infection
rheumatism

Below are listed a number of conditions which might influence your partner's enjoyment of a baby. Please indicate whether he has had any of these since the baby was born. other condition(s) please tick and describe

1
Yes, and saw a doctor
2
Yes, but did not see a doctor
3
No,not all all
4
Don't know
Other

What race or ethnic group is your partner?

1
white
2
black/caribbean
3
black/African
4
black/other (please describe below)
5
Indian
6
Pakistani
7
Bangladeshi
8
Chinese
9
any other ethnic group (please describe)
Other
The following questions are about how you feel your partner gets on with the baby.
-

1 - Always

2 - Sometimes

3 - Never

He really enjoys this baby
He would really have preferred that we had not had this baby when we did
He likes to play with the baby
He is confident with the baby
He takes great pleasure in watching the baby develop
He really cannot bear it when the baby cries
He dislikes the mess that surrounds the baby
I trust him alone with the baby
He takes an active part in bringing up the baby

About how many cigarettes per day does your partner currently smoke?(If none, put 00)

How many

Is your partner currently employed?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G8
If yes,
qc_G7_a == 1

What is his occupation?(Please describe what he does and what type of firm he works for)

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Has he had this same job all the time since the baby was born?

1
Yes
2
No

Does he have to work nights?

1
yes always
2
yes sometimes
3
no never

Does he have to leave home for several days as part o f his work?

1
Yes, often
2
yes, occasionally
3
no, never
Below are a number of statements. How frequently does each description fit you r own partnership?
-

1 - Very often

2 - Often

3 - Sometimes

4 - Rarely

5 - Never

Is your partner loving (affectionate) toward you?
Does your partner get angry with you?
Does your partner listen to you when you want to discuss your problems or talk about your feelings?
Do you have arguments with your partner?
Does your partner talk to you about his problems and feelings?
Do you get angry with your partner?
Do you enjoy the company of your partner?
Does your partner show his approval of you?
Do you behave affectionately towards your partner?
Do you go out socially together?
Does your partner hug and kiss you?
Do you feel parenthood has brought you closer together?
Does your partner hold you in his arms?

How would you describe your partner's alcohol drinking? Which of the following statements best applies:

1
Never drinks alcohol
2
Very occasionally (less than one glass a week)
3
Occasionally (at least one glass a week)
4
Drinks 1-2 glasses nearly every day
5
Drinks 3-9 glasses every day
6
Drinks at least 10 glasses a day
9
Don't know
[by glass we mean pub measures (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pints of beer or cider]

How many days in the past month did your part ner have the equivalent of 2 pints of beer, 4 glasses of wine or 4 pub measures of spirit?

1
every day
2
more than 10 days
3
5-10 days
4
3-4 days
5
1-2 days
6
none
9
don't know
SECTION H:YOUR OCCUPATION AND LIFESTYLE

How many cigarettes per day do you currently smoke?

30
30+
25
25-29
20
20-24
15
15-19
10
10-14
5
5-9
1
1-4
0
none

How would you describe your alcohol drinking? Which of the following statements best applies:

0
Never drink alcohol
1
Very occasionally (less than one glass a week)
2
Occasionally (at least once or twice a week)
3
Sometimes (between 3 & 6 times a week
4
Drink 1-2 glasses every day
5
Drink 3-9 glasses every day
6
Drink at least 10 glasses a day
9
Don't know
[by glass we mean pub measures (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pints of beer or cider]

How many days in the past month did you have the equivalent of 2 pints of beer, 4 glasses of wine or 4 pub measures of spirit?

1
every day
2
more than 10 days
3
5-10 days
4
3-4 days
5
1-2 days
6
none

Compared with other mothers of your age, would you consider yourself to be:

1
much more active
2
somewhat more active
3
about the same
4
somewhat less active

How much physical effort would you say you put into looking after your home and family?

1
very little physical effort
2
some physical effort
3
quite a lot of physical effort
4
considerable physical effort

Since the baby was born have you had any paid jobs?

1
no
2
yes, but work at home
3
yes, work outside home
If no, go to Question H13
If yes,
qc_H5_a == 2 || qc_H5_a == 3
please list all the jobs done since the birth of the baby :
Date started Job done Hours per week Date stopped (put SW if still working)
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1
2
3
4
5

Did any of these jobs involve working at weekends?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_H5_c == 1

which ones:

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Did any of these jobs involve working in the evenings or at night?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_H5_d == 1

which ones:

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Do you now take the baby to work with you?

1
Yes always
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

How would you describe the physical effort you need for your current or most recent job?

1
very little effort, mostly sitting
2
some physical effort
3
quite a lot of physical effort
4
considerable physical effort

What are the main reasons you work: financial, I am important as a breadwinner

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work: financial, for family extras

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work: career

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work: enjoyment

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work: to give time for myself

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work: other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Are you working at the same level (status) of work as you did before you your child?

7
didn't work before
1
no, lower level
2
yes, same level
3
no, higher level

Do you find your job satisfying?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you wish that you could spend more time with your child?

1
yes often
2
yes sometimes
3
yes occasionally
4
no not at all
Below are statements about how working affects being a parent. Please indicate which is true for you:
-

1 - Yes almost always

2 - Yes often

3 - Not very often

4 - Never

I enjoy seeing my baby after work
After a day at work I find it hard to cope with a baby

Do you worry about your baby when you are at work?

1
Yes
2
No

Does he/she cry when you leave him/her?

1
Yes
2
No
7
Don't leave him/her
If you are working please now go to Question H14.
Else

If you are not working: have you deliberately chosen to stay at home rather than obtain a job?

1
Yes
2
No

How many evenings a week do you usually go out?

1
never
2
less than 1
3
once a week
4
twice a week
5
more than a twice a week
Apart from yourself, who regularly looks after your baby when you are out?(Please answer for each person regularly involved. If no one, tick the 'no' column all the way down).
- If yes, give hours per week and Age of baby when this began (in months)
Hours in week

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in monthsHours in week

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in months

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in monthsHours in week
Hours in week

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in monthsHours in week

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in months

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in monthsHours in week
Hours in week

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in monthsHours in week

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in months

1 - No

2 - Yes

Age in monthsHours in week
partner
baby's grandparent
other relative
friend/neighbour
paid person outside baby's home (e.g. child minder
paid person in baby's home (e.g. nanny, baby sitter)
day nursery (creche)
other (please describe)

Apart from yourself, who regularly looks after your baby when you are out?(Please answer for each person regularly involved. If no one, tick the 'no' column all the way down). other (please describe)

Other
If no to all these, go to H16
If you have answered yes to any of H15a
qc_H15_a_i-viii$1;* == 2

What was the main reason for choosing this form of childcare?

1
I had no choice
2
I could afford it
3
It was convenient
4
It was linked to my job
5
I thought it would be beneficial for my child
6
Other (please describe)
Other

How satisfied are you with these arrangements?

1
very satisfied
2
fairly satisfied
3
not at all happy

Apart from the arrangement you now have, have you used any oth er child care arrangements?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_H15_d == 1

how many different arrangements?

How many

Space for any comments:

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How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: food

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: clothing

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: heating

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: rent or mortgage

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How difficult at the moment do you find it to afford these items: things you need for the baby

1
Very difficult
2
Fairly difficult
3
Slightly difficult
4
Not difficult

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. shopping

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. cleaning the home

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. preparing meals

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. washing up

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. changing nappies

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. washing the clothes

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all

How much help would you say you have had with the following since having your baby. other tasks (please describe)

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
Other

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? partner

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? your mother

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? other relative

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? neighbour

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? friend

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? paid help

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)

Who has helped with the housework or the baby since your baby was born? other (please describe)

1
A lot of help
2
Some help
3
Hardly any help
4
No help at all
7
Not applicable (no such person)
Other
SECTION I:BEING A PARENT

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Baby bath

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Baby nest

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Sling/back pack for carrying child

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Bouncing cradle

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: High chair

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Play pen

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Moses basket

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Crib/small cot

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Cot

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Cot bumpers

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Travel cot

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Carrycot

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Pram

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Pushchair/buggy

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Harness

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Coiled kettle flex

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have

Please indicate whether you ha ve the following: Baby walker

1
Yes, but not used
2
Yes, and used
3
No, do not have
How many of the following do you have?(Put 00 if none)
Number
How many
Safety gate/barriers
Fire guards
Smoke alarms
Electric socket covers (If all sockets covered, please say so)
Windows with locks/bars (If all windows protected, please say so)
Dummies
Teats
Feeding bottles
Child car seats
Below are a number of statements about how some people think a parent should behave with a baby. Please indicate how much you agree with them.

Babies should be picked up whenever they cry

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

It is important to develop a regular pattern of feeding and sleeping with a baby

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Babies should be fed whenever they are hungry

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Babies need to be stimulated if they are to develop well

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Babies need quiet secure surroundings and should not be disturbed too much

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Parents need to adapt their lives to the baby's demands

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

A baby should fit into its parents routine

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Babies should be left to develop naturally

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Talking, to even a very young baby, is important

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

Cuddling a baby is very important

1
Yes, I agree
2
I'm unsure but probably agree
3
I'm unsure but probably disagree
4
No, I disagree

How many hours sleep do you get altogether now? during an average night

1
None
2
1 - 3 hours
3
4 - 5 hours
4
6 - 7 hours
5
More than 7 hours

How many hours sleep do you get altogether now? during an average day

1
None
2
1 - 3 hours
3
4 - 5 hours
4
6 - 7 hours
5
More than 7 hours

Do you feel that you are getting enough sleep?

1
Yes
2
No
SECTION J:YOUR SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: visit your home

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: argue with you

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: look after your children

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: keep to themselves

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do you: visit the home of your neighbours

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do you: argue with your neighbours

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do you: look after your neighbours children

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do you: keep to yourself

1
No, never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

What do you think of your neighbourhood as a place to live?

1
a very good place to live
2
a fairly good place to live
3
not a very good place to live
4
not at all a good place to live
The following statements are about the help and support you have.

I have no one to share my feelings with

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

My partner provides the emotional support I need

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
7
No partner

There are other mothers with whom I can share my experiences

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I believe in moments of difficulty my neighbours would help me

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

I'm worried that my partner might leave me

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
7
No partner

There is always someone with whom I can share my happiness and excitement about my baby

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If I feel tired I can rely on my partner to take over

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
7
No partner

If I was in financial difficulty I know my family would help if they could

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If I was in financial difficulty I know my friends would help if they could

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

If all else fails I know the state will support and assist me

1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

How would you rate the level of traffic in your street?

1
very busy
2
busy
3
moderate
4
quiet
5
very quiet
SECTION K:CHEMICALS IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT
In the last few months, how often have you used the following (whether at home or at work):
-

1 - Every day

2 - Most days

3 - About once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Not at all

disinfectant
bleach
window cleaner
carpet shampoo
oven/drain cleaner
dry cleaning fluid
turpentine/white spirit
paint stripper
household paint or varnish
weed killers
pesticides/insect killers
aerosols or sprays including hair spray
hair dye/bleach
deodorants
air fresheners (spray, stick or aerosol)
ceramics/enamels
soldering
dental amalgam
electroplating
glues
leather working
fabric/textiles
dyes
radiation (x-ray or other)
plastics
metal cleaners/degreasers, polishers
petrol
machining
photographic chemicals
electrical wiring
diesel

In the last few months, how often have you used the following (whether at home or at work): other chemical (please describe)

1
Every day
2
Most days
3
About once a week
4
Less than once a week
5
Not at all
Other

Is your baby ever exposed to chemicals or fumes?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_K2 == 1

please describe:

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SECTION L

Please put the date of completing this questionnaire:

Generic date

Please give your date of birth:

Generic date

Please give your baby's date of birth:

Generic date

This questionnaire was completed by:

1
child's biological mother
2
child's foster/adopted mother
3
child's biological father
4
someone else (please describe)
Other
Please remember, because this is strictly confidential, the people who look at this booklet will not know your name. They will be unable to give you any help or contact anyone after reading what you have written. If you feel you need advice your General Practitioner should be able to advise you. If you would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling, contact your health visitor, or Mothers for Mothers, Tel: (Bristol) 232360 between 9 30am and 2 30pm.As always please feel free to contact our hotline if you have any problems (Bristol 256260 during office hours).
VERY MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP

Space for any comments you might like to make:

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When completed, return the questionnaire to:
Dr. Jean Golding, Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC, Institute of Child Health, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol. BS8 1BR.
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LOOKING AFTER THE BABY
This questionnaire is for the person who is mostly responsible for looking after the study baby.
It asks about your lifestyle as your baby is getting older. Your answers will help us understand what problems babies and their mothers have at this stage.
The questionnaire asks you to answer a number of questions and give your opinion about some ideas about caring for a baby. To answer simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Some questions may seem similar, but they are not the same. Others will be the same as you have answered in earlier questionnaires. This is so that we can see how things may have changed for you.
Please answer all questions if you can even if they are similar. There are no right or wrong answers. Just tell us what you really think. All answers are confidential.
When you have finished you may make comments at the end.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

SECTION A:YOUR HEALTH

Which of the following would you say describes your health now?
1
always fit and well
2
mostly feel well and healthy
3
often feel unwell
4
hardly ever feel really well
Since having your baby have you had to stay in hospital?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A3
how many times:
How many

(_time <= qc_A2_b) && (_time < 4)

how old was your baby? ... months
Age in months
what were the reasons for your admission? (please describe)
Generic text
how long did you stay? ... days
How many
did your Children of the Nineties baby stay in hospital with you?
1
Yes
2
No
who looked after the baby?
Generic text
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? anxiety or 'nerves'
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? depression
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? headache or migraine
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? back ache
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? indigestion
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? cough or cold
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? influenza
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? haemorrhoids/piles
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? wheezing
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? bronchitis
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? stomach ulcer
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? eczema
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? psoriasis
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? arthritis
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? rheumatism
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? urinary infection
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? problems with your periods
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? problems with a pregnancy
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Have you had any of the following since the baby was born? other problems (please describe)
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other
Since the baby was born have you had the following:
Since the baby was born have you had: nausea
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: vomiting
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: diarrhoea
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: infected nipple(s)
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: other breast problem
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: varicose veins
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: passing urine very often
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: problem holding urine when you jump, sneeze etc.
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: flashing lights/spots before eyes
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: shoulder ache
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: neck ache
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Since the baby was born have you had: other problem (please describe)
1
Yes but not in past month
2
Yes have had in past month
3
Not since the baby was born
Other

Since the baby was born how often have you used any of the following?

-

1 - Every day

2 - Often

3 - Sometimes

4 - Not at all

sleeping pills
cannabis/marihuana
tranquillisers
pills for depression
hormone tablets
antibiotics
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc.)
amphetamines or other stimulants
contraceptive pill
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine
anticonvulsants
steroids
iron
vitamins
Since the baby was born how often have you used any of the following? other pill, medicine or ointment (including herbal and homeopathic remedies - please describe and state how frequently taken)
1
Every day
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Not at all
Other

For mothers only

Since the baby was born, have your monthly periods started?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7a
how old was the baby when they began? ... weeks
Age in weeks
Since the baby was born have you become pre gnant?
1
Yes
2
No
7
Not applicable
If no, go to Section B on page 8
what was the date of the last menstrual period before this new pregnancy? (if you do not remember it put 99 99 9):
Generic date
what happened:
1
miscarriage
2
abortion/termination
3
still pregnant
4
other (please describe)
Other

SECTION B:LOOKING AFTER A BABY

The following questions are about how you feel about looking after a baby.
I really enjoy my baby
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I would have preferred that we had not had this baby when we did
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel confident with my baby
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I dislike the mess that surrounds my baby
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
It is a great pleasure to watch my baby develop
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I really cannot bear it when the baby cries
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel constantly unsure if I'm doing the right thing for my baby
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel I should be enjoying my baby but am not
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
I feel I have no time to myself
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Having a baby has made me feel more fulfilled
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
Babies are fun
1
This is exactly how I feel
2
This is often how I feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way

SECTION C:YOUR FEELINGS

The questions in this section ask you about your feelings and the way you behave. Please indicate the way you feel nowadays.
Do you feel upset for no obvious reason?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you get troubled by dizziness or shortness of breath?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Have you felt as though you might faint?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel sick or have indigestion?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel that life is too much effort?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel uneasy
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel tingling or prickling sensations in your body, arms or legs?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you regret much of your past behaviour?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you sometimes feel panicky?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you find that you have little or no appetite?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you wake unusually early in the morning even when you haven't been woken by your children?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you worry a lot?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel tired or exhausted?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you experience long periods of sadness?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you feel strung-up inside?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Can you get off to sleep alright?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you ever have the feeling you are going to pieces?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you often have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you find yourself needing to cry?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have bad dreams which upset you when you wake up?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Can you think quickly?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never
Do you have to make a special effort to face up to a crisis or difficulty?
1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Your feelings in the past week.

I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things:
1
As much as I always could
2
Not quite so much now
3
Definitely not so much now
4
Not at all
I have looked forward with enjoyment to things:
1
As much as I ever did
2
Rather less than I used to
3
Definitely less than I used to
4
Hardly at all
In the past week:
I have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, some of the time
3
Not very often
4
No never
I have been anxious or worried for no good reason:
1
No, not at all
2
Hardly ever
3
Yes, sometimes
4
Yes, often
I have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason:
1
Yes, quite a lot
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not much
4
No, not at all
Things have been getting on top of me:
1
Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope
2
Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual
3
No, most of the time I have coped quite well
4
No, I have been coping as well as ever
In the past week:
I have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, sometimes
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
I have felt sad or miserable:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Not very often
4
No, not at all
I have been so unhappy that I have been crying:
1
Yes, most of the time
2
Yes, quite often
3
Only occasionally
4
No, never
The thought of harming myself has occurred to me:
1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
On the whole are there more good days than bad?
1
Yes, more good days
2
About half and half
3
No, more bad days

SECTION D: RECENT EVENTS

Listed below are a number of events which may have brought changes in your life. Have any of these occurred since the baby was born? If so, please assess how much effect it had on you.
Since the baby was born: Your partner died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: One of your children died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: A friend or relative died
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: One of your children was ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your partner was ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: A friend or relative was ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You were admitted to hospital
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You were in trouble with the law
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You were divorced
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You found that your partner didn't want your child
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You were very ill
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your partner lost his job
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your partner had problems at work
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You had problems at work
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You lost your job
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your partner went away
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your partner was in trouble with the law
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You and your partner separated
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your income was reduced
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You argued with your partner
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You argued with your family and friends
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: You moved house
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen
Since the baby was born: Your partner was physically cruel to you
1
Yes & affected me a lot
2
Yes, moderately affected
3
Yes, mildly affected
4
Yes, but did not affect me at all
5
No did not happen