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CARING FOR A TODDLER
This questionnaire is for the parent who is most involved in the day-to-day care of your toddler. Usually this will be the mother. Its purpose is to find out what problems toddlers and their parents have. Your answers will help us to identify those problems that may be solved by changes in the health care system.
To answer simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Some questions are the same as those you answered a year ago. This is so that we can tell what changes have happened to you.
Please answer all questions if you can, even if they are similar. If you cannot answer a question or if it does not apply to you, put a line through it. There are no good or bad answers. Just tell us what you really think.
All answers are confidential.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
SECTION A: YOUR HEALTH

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

1
fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feel unwell
4
hardly ever feel well
Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old?
-
anxiety or 'nerves'
depression
headache or migraine
back ache
indigestion
cough or cold
haemorrhoids/piles
influenza
wheezing
bronchitis
stomach ulcer
eczema
psoriasis
arthritis
rheumatism
urinary infection
problems with your periods
problems with a pregnancy

Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old? Since toddler was 8 months: other problem (please describe)

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other
Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following?
-
sleeping pills
vitamins
cannabis/marijuana
tranquillisers
pills for depression
hormone tablets
antibiotics
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc)
amphetamines or other stimulants
contraceptive pill
iron
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine
anticonvulsants
steroids

Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following? other pill, medicine,

treatment, drug or medicine (please describe each and state how frequently taken)

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

In the past year have you used any homeopathic medicine?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
If yes,
qc_A4_a == 1

was it prescribed by:

1
your GP
2
specialist homeopathic doctor
3
qualified lay homeopath
4
chemist
5
family, friend, neighbour
6
yourself
7
other please describe
Other

If you are ill do you take any homeopathic medicine?

1
yes usually
2
yes sometimes
3
yes occasionally
4
yes, only once or twice
5
no, never
Please list all the medicines and pills that you have taken in the past month:
What did you take: About how many days did you take or use it? How often per day?
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1
2
3
4
5
6
If you need more space, please continue on a spare sheet.

Since your toddler was 8 months old have you had to go and stay in hospital?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A8 on page 6
If yes,
qc_A7_a == 1

how many times?

How many
Please describe for each admission.
How old was your study child? ... months What were the reasons for your admission? (please describe) How long did you stay? ... days Did any child stay in hospital with you? If yes, Was this your study child?
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1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1st admission
2nd admission
3rd admission
In the past month, how often have the following occurred:
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backache
headaches or migraines
urinary infection
nausea
vomiting
diarrhoea
haemorrhoids or piles
feeling weepy/tearful
feeling irritable
feeling exhausted
varicose veins
passing urine very often
problem holding urine when you jump, sneeze etc.
indigestion
feeling dizzy/fainting
flashing lights/spots before eyes
shoulder ache
tingling in hands/ fingers
tingling in feet/toes
neck ache
feeling depressed

In the past month, how often have the following occurred: In the past month: other problem (please describe)

1
Almost all the time
2
Sometimes
3
Once only
4
Not at all
Other

How often are you having sexual intercourse now?

1
not at all
2
less than once a month
3
1-3 times a month
4
about once a week
5
2-4 times a week
6
5 or more times a week

Is this as often as before you were pregnant with your toddler?

1
more often
2
about as often
3
less often

Are you currently trying to get pregnant?

1
no
2
no, but intend to later
3
yes, we are trying
4
I am already pregnant
If yes to either of these, go to A11 on page 8
qc_A10_a == 3 || qc_A10_a == 4

Since having your toddler have you been pregnant at all?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A12a on page 9
If yes,
qc_A11_a == 1

How many times have you been pregnant since having your toddler?

How many
For these pregnancies please give:
date of your last menstrual period before the pregnancy (if you don't know put 99.99.9) what happened: other (please describe) please give date of delivery or end of pregnancy: do/did you have any problems? If yes, please describe:
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1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

Generic text
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1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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Generic date

1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1st pregnancy
2nd pregnancy
3rd pregnancy

Have you at any time in the past year used special shampoos for yourself - for dandruff or other problems.

1
Yes
2
No
If no go to A13a below
If yes, please give:
qc_A12_a == 1
_shampoo < 4

Type of shampoo

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How long did you use this for?

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Have you at any time in the past year used any medicinal skin ointments, creams or lotions for yourself?

1
Yes
2
No
If no go to section B on page 10
If yes, please give:
qc_A13_a == 1
_ointment < 5

Name of ointment etc.

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Reason used (e.g. eczema, scabies)

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How many days did you use it for?

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What parts of your body did you use these ointments/creams on? (Please list in order you have listed them in A13b).

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SECTION B: BEING A PARENT
Below are some opinions that some people have about being a parent.
Please indicate what your feelings are:

The best way to calm a child is to cuddle him

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

Toddlers should be allowed to eat whenever they ask for food

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

There are times when a child's continuous whining can make the mother want to hit him

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

Motherhood is something a woman learns naturally

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 young child is absolutely exhausting

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

Toddlers 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

A smack is the best way to discipline a child

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

A mother can feel exasperated when she wants to calm her child down and nothing works

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 love my toddler

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 am glad that we had this child 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

My toddler never gets on my nerves

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
The following statements are about how you may feel about your child.

I really cannot bear it when my child 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 don't mind the mess that surrounds a toddler

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 am afraid to be left alone with the toddler because I think I might be violent

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 child grow

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 desperate when my child goes on complaining and being difficult

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 often worry whether my child is eating enough

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 child's demands sometimes bring intense feelings of anger

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

Trying to get my child to eat the right food makes me very anxious

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 pretty sure that I'm doing the right thing for my child

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 anxious if someone else is looking after my child

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 child gives me great joy

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
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 how I sometimes feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
5
Have no partner

There are other women with children 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 how I sometimes feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
5
Have no partner

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

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 how I sometimes feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
5
Have 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
SECTION C: YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Excluding your partner and children, how many of your relatives and your partner's relatives do you see at least twice a year?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

About how many friends do you have, (people you know more than just casually)?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

Overall, would you say you belong to a close circle of friends - a group of people who keep in close touch with each other - or not?

1
Yes
2
No

How many people (including your partner) are there that you can talk to about personal problems?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

How many people (including your partner ) talk to you about their personal problems or their private feelings?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

If you have to make an important decision, how many people (including your partner) are there with whom you can discuss it?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

How many people are there among your family and friends from whom you could borrow £100 if you needed to?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

How many of your family and friends would help you in times of trouble?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

During the last month, how many times did you get together with one or more friends?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4

During the last month, how many times did you get together with one or more of your relatives or your partner's relatives?

1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
SECTION D: YOUR FEELINGS
The questions in this section ask you about your feelings and the way you behave. You have answered these questions in other questionnaires, but you might be feeling differently now.
Please indicate the way you feel.

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 and restless?

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 the baby?

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 go 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 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 as quickly as you used to?

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
In the past week:

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

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
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&#39;t been able to cope
2
Yes, sometimes I haven&#39;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
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 E: 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 8 months old? If so, please assess how much effect it had on you.

Since the baby was 8 months old: Your partner died

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: One of your children died

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: A friend or relative died

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: One of your children was ill

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner was ill

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: A friend or relative was ill

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were admitted to hospital

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were in trouble with the law

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were divorced

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You found that your partner didn't want your child

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were very ill

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner lost his job

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner had problems at work

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You had problems at work

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You lost your job

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner went away

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner was in trouble with the law

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You and your partner separated

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your income was reduced

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You argued with your partner

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You argued with your family and friends

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You moved house

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to you

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You became homeless

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You had a major financial problem

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You got married

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to your children

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were physically cruel to your children

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You attempted suicide

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were convicted of an offence

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You became pregnant

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You started a new job

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You returned to work

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You had a miscarriage

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You had an abortion

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You took an examination

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to you

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to your children

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You were emotionally cruel to your children

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your house or car was burgled

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: Your partner started a new job

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: A pet died

1
Yes &amp; 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 8 months old: You had an accident (please describe)

1
Yes &amp; 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
Generic text

Is there anything else which is not on the list which has concerned you or required additional effort from you to cope in the last year?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to section F on page 22
If yes,
qc_E44_a == 1

please describe :

Generic text

How did this affect you?

1
a lot
2
moderately
3
mildly
4
not at all
SECTION F: 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 since the child was 8 months old?

How many

Is your home:

0
being bought/mortgaged
1
being bought from council
2
owned - with no mortgage to pay
3
rented from council
4
rented from private landlord - furnished
5
rented from private landlord - unfurnished
6
rented from housing association
7
other (please describe)
Other

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

1
live in your own home (or shared with partner)
2
live in partner&#39;s home
3
live with your parents in their home
4
live with your partner&#39;s parents in their home
5
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
an end of terrace house
4
a whole terraced house
5
a flat/maisonette (self contained)
6
room in someone else&#39;s house
7
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
Floor

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 where the baby sleeps

1
Very warm
2
Warm
3
About right
4
Cold
5
Very cold
To heat your home in winter what methods do you mainly use: (please tick all boxes that apply)
In main living room In study child&#39;s bedroom In other rooms

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

central heating or storage heaters
wood stoves or wood fires
coal fires
paraffin heaters
gas fires (mains gas)
gas fires (bottled gas)
other type of heating (please describe)

To heat your home in winter what methods do you mainly use: (please tick all boxes that apply) other type of heating (please describe)

Other

Do you use a thermometer or thermostat to help keep the temperature at the level you want in winter? In main living room:

1
thermostat on radiators
2
room thermostat
3
room thermometer
4
none of these
5
other (please describe)
Other

Do you use a thermometer or thermostat to help keep the temperature at the level you want in winter? In your study child's bedroom:

1
thermostat on radiator
2
room thermostat
3
room thermometer
4
none of these
5
other (please describe)
Other

What temperature do you try to keep to in winter: in living rooms

Temperature

What temperature do you try to keep to in winter: in room where your study child sleeps

Temperature

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 no central heating to question F9a go to F10 on page 25
qc_F9_a == 7

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 (whether gas or electric) for any other purpose than cooking (eg. drying clothes, heating the room)?

1
Yes
2
No
7
don&#39;t have a cooker
If yes,
gc_F11_a == 1

please describe:

Generic text
If don't have a cooker to question F11a go to F12a on page 26
qc_F11_a == 7
When you are cooking, do you have any way of getting rid of the smells and steam?
-
open windows
ventaxia/air extractor fitted on window
extractor hood which vents to outside
extractor hood with charcoal that doesn&#39;t vent to outside

When you are cooking, do you have any way of getting rid of the smells and steam? other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

When you are cooking, how often do you use any of the methods you have ticked above:

1
almost always
2
usually
3
sometimes
4
hardly ever
7
don&#39;t have any way of getting rid of steam
This question is about whether various appliances in your home were fitted by professionals or by you, your family or friends.
Fitted by Professionals
central heating boiler
gas fires
cooker

Do you have these appliances regularly serviced? Central heating boiler

1
Regularly serviced
2
Serviced occasionally
3
Not serviced
7
Don&#39;t have this

Do you have these appliances regularly serviced? Gas fires

1
Regularly serviced
2
Serviced occasionally
3
Not serviced
7
Don&#39;t have this

Do you have these appliances regularly serviced? Cooker

1
Regularly serviced
2
Serviced occasionally
3
Not serviced
7
Don&#39;t have this

Do you have a tumble dryer?

1
yes, gas
2
yes, electric
3
no, don&#39;t have

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, how many rooms do you have for living and/or sleeping?

How many
Do you have the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)?
-
running hot water
bath
shower
garden or yard
balcony

Is there a working telephone in your home?

1
No
2
Yes, but for incoming calls only
3
Yes, a fully working phone
If Yes, a fully working phone to question F18a Go to F19a below
qc_F18_a == 3

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

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F20 below
If yes,
qc_F19_a == 1

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

1
never
2
sometimes
3
often
4
every day
7
not applicable/do not drive
If never, sometimes or often to question F19b
qc_F19_b == 1 || qc_F19_b == 2 || qc_F19_b == 3

do you wish you had it more often?

1
Yes
2
No

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 (including secondary double glazing)?

1
yes all of them
2
yes some of them
3
no none of them
9
don&#39;t know

Does your home have chimneys?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F21a below
If yes,
qc_F20_d == 1

have they been blocked up?

1
yes all of them
2
yes some of them
3
no
9
don&#39;t know

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

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F22a on page 30
If yes,
qc_F21_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
some mould but not serious
3
fairly serious mould
4
very serious mould
Please tick the boxes relating to the problems you get in each room.
-
kitchen (or kitchen/diner)
living room (or lounge/diner)
hall/landing
my bedroom
baby&#39;s bedroom
bathroom/toilet
other rooms

Does your roof leak at all? (If you have another 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 leaks
3
yes, serious leaks

Taking everything into account, which of the following best describes your feeling 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?
-
painted
wall papered
new carpet
new furniture
In the past year have any of the following rooms been decorated or had any brand new furniture?
-
painted
wall papered
new carpet
new furniture
In the past year have any of the following rooms been decorated or had any brand new furniture?
-
painted
wall papered
new carpet
new furniture
In the past year have any of the following rooms been decorated or had any brand new furniture?
- which room(s)

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don&#39;t know

Other

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don&#39;t know

Other
painted
wall papered
new carpet
new furniture

How would you rate your home in relation to other homes with young children?

1
much cleaner
2
a bit cleaner
3
about the same
4
less clean
5
much less clean
9
don&#39;t know

How would you rate your home in relation to other homes with young children?

1
much tidier
2
a bit tidier
3
about the same
4
less tidy
5
much less tidy
9
don&#39;t know
Here is a list of some things that can be a problem in peoples's homes or in the neighbourhood. How much of a problem are the following for you and your family?
-
Badly fitted doors and windows
Poor ventilation
Noise travelling between the rooms of your home
Noise from other homes
Noise from outside in the street
Rubbish or litter dumped around your neighbourhood
Dog dirt on pavements/walkways
Worry about vandalism
Worry about burglaries
Worry about muggings or attacks
Disturbance from teenagers or youths
SECTION G: YOUR HOUSEHOLD

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

How many

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

How many

How many people live in your household now? (including yourself) children (less than 16 years)

How many

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. yourself

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. your partner

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. your parent(s)

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. your partner's parent(s)

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. other relation(s) of yourself

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. other relations of your partner

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. friend(s)

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. lodger

1
Yes

Please indicate who the adults over 18 are. other (please describe)

1
Yes
Other

How many people living in your household (including yourself) are smokers?

How many

What is your present marital status?

1
never married
2
widowed
3
divorced
4
separated
5
married (once only)
6
married or second or third time
If married,
qc_G3 == 5 || qc_G3 == 6

give date of most recent marriage

Generic date

Is the present live-in father-figure the natural father of the study child?

1
Yes
2
No
7
No live-in father figure
9
Don&#39;t know
If yes, or don't know go to G4c below
If no,
qc_G4_a == 2 || qc_G4_a == 3

how old was the child when the natural father stopped living with the child? ... months

Age in months

how often does the natural father see the study child?

1
not at all
2
less than once a month
3
about once a month
4
about once a fortnight
5
once or twice a week
6
nearly every day
7
child&#39;s father is dead

does he help support the child financially?

1
yes, on a regular basis
2
yes, occasionally
3
no
7
child&#39;s father is dead

Is the live-in mother figure the biological (natural) mother of the study child?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to G5 on page 36
If no,
qc_G4_c == 1

how old was the child when the natural mother stopped living with the child? ... months

Age in months

how often does the natural mother see the study child?

1
not at all
2
less than once a month
3
about once a month
4
about once a fortnight
5
once or twice a week
6
nearly every day
7
child&#39;s mother is dead

does she help support the child financially?

1
yes, on a regular basis
2
yes, occasionally
3
no
7
child&#39;s mother is dead
Please indicate how many of the children living with you have:
Number of children
you and your partner as their natural parents
you as their natural mother (but their natural father is not present)
your partner as the natural father (but you are not their natural mother)

Please indicate how many of the children living with you have: neither you nor your partner as natural

parents (please describe whether you have adopted, fostered etc.)

How many
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Are there other children of yourself or your partner who visit (whether to play or to stay)?
- Number of children

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many
children of my partner but not me
children of myself but not my partner
children of me and my partner [include any adult children]

Do any of the people living in your household, including yourself and your toddler, have a chronic illness or disabling condition?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G8 below
If yes,
qc_G7 == 1
please describe:
Nature of condition(s) Person(s) involved (state relationship to you - partner, child, mother, etc)
Generic textGeneric text Generic textGeneric text
1
2
3
4
5
6

Do you have any pets?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G9 on page 38
If yes,
qc_G8_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? fish

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? turtles/tortoises/terrapins

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? other pets (please say how many and 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?
-
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
SECTION H: YOUR PARTNER

Do you currently have a partner?

1
yes, a male partner
2
yes, a female partner
3
no partner
If no, go to Section I. on page 47
If yes,
qc_H1_a == 1

does your partner live with you?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to H2 below
If yes,
qc_H1_b == 1

how long have you lived together? ... years, ... months

Years
Months
The rest of this section is concerned with your partner. (The partner will be referred to as 'he', although the questions refer to all partners.)

How would you assess your partner's physical health

1
always fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feels unwell
4
hardly ever feels well
Below are listed a number of conditions which might influence your partner's enjoyment of a toddler. Please indicate whether he has had any of these since your toddler was 8 months old.
-
headaches or migraine
indigestion
epilepsy
depression
anxiety or nerves
haemorrhoids/piles
cough or cold
influenza
bronchitis
high blood pressure (hypertension)
diabetes
schizophrenia
drink (alcohol) problem
stomach ulcers
asthma or wheezing
eczema
psoriasis
arthritis
urinary infection
rheumatism
back pain, sciatica or slipped disc

Below are listed a number of conditions which might influence your partner's enjoyment of a toddler.

Please indicate whether he has had any of these since your toddler was 8 months old. other ondition(s)

(please tick and describe)

1
Yes, and saw a doctor
2
Yes, but did not see a doctor
3
No, not at all
9
Do not know
Other
Below are some statements about partners' relationships with toddlers. Please indicate how you feel in your particular situation.

My partner really loves our toddler

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

My partner is glad that I had this child when I did

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

I like to watch him play with the child

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

I am afraid to leave the child alone with him because I think he might be violent

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

My partner seems to feel very close to the child

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

The toddler never gets on his nerves

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

He really cannot bear it when the toddler cries

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

I think my partner is excited as he gradually watches the child develop

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

My partner feels anxious when someone other than us looks after the child

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

He doesn't mind the mess that surrounds a toddler

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

The toddler makes my partner very happy

1
This is always how I feel
2
This is sometimes how I feel
3
I never feel this way

How many cigarettes per day does your partner smoke nowadays?

How many

Is your partner employed?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to Question H7 on page 42
If yes,
qc_H6_a == 1

What is his occupation?

Generic text

Has he had the same job since the baby was 8 months old?

1
Yes
2
No

Does he work nights?

1
yes always
2
yes sometimes
3
no never

Does he ever leave home for several days as part of his work?

1
yes, often
2
yes, occasionally
3
no, never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? helpful, co-operative

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? quiet, reserved

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? unreliable

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? sociable, outgoing

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? dominating

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? understanding

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? quick tempered, easily upset

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

How would you rate him on these characteristics? cheerful, easy going

1
Almost always
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never

Who does these various household tasks? shopping for groceries

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? cooking

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? cleaning house

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? repairs in home

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? looking after children

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who decides: how to spend free time

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who decides: how much to see family or friends

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who decides: when to do repairs or decorate

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else

Who decides: how we should spend our money

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us
0
Someone else
People vary greatly in the amount they are satisfied or dissatisfied with their relationship. How do you feel about the following aspects of your life together?
-
handling family finances
demonstrations of affection
sex
amount of time spent together
making major decisions
household tasks
leisure time interests &amp; activities

How often recently have you been irritable with your partner?

1
not at all
2
less than once a week
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-6 times a week
5
every day

How often has he been irritable with you?

1
not at all
2
less than once a week
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-6 times a week
5
every day

How many arguments or disagreements have you and your partner had in the past three months?

1
none
2
1-3
3
4-7
4
8-13
5
14 or more
In the past 3 months, have any of these happened in anger?
-
not speaking to partner for more than half an hour
one of you walking out of the house
shouting or calling partner names
hitting or slapping partner
throwing or breaking things
In the past three months how often have you done these things with your partner?
-
gone out for a meal
gone out for a drink
visited friends
visited family
gone to the cinema or theatre

How many evenings a month do you go out and do things on your own or with your own friends?

1
none
2
once
3
2-3 times
4
4-7 times
5
8 or more times

How many times a month does your partner go out and do things on his own or with friends?

1
none
2
once
3
2-3 times
4
4-7 times
5
8 or more times
How often in a week, on average, would you and your partner:
-
discuss work or how the day has gone
laugh together
calmly talk over something (eg. the news, a hobby or interest)
kiss or hug
make plans
talk over feelings or worries

Which of the following statements about alcohol best applies to your partner:

1
Never drinks alcohol
2
Very occasionally (less than once a week)
3
Occasionally (at least once a week)
4
Drinks 1-2 glasses* every day
5
Drinks 3-9 glasses* every day
6
Drinks at least 10 glasses * a day
9
Don&#39;t know
(* by glass we mean a pub measure (1oz) of spirits, half a pint (1/4 litre) of lager or cider, a wine glass of wine, etc)

How many days in the past month do you think he had 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&#39;t know
SECTION I: YOUR OCCUPATION AND LIFESTYLE

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
5
much less active

At least once a week do you engage in any regular activity like brisk walking, jogging, cycling, etc. long enough to work up a sweat?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to I3a below
If yes
qc_I2_a == 1

how many days a week: ... days

How many

Since having the toddler have you started work?

1
no
2
yes, but work at home
3
yes, work outside home
If no, go to Question I 11a on page 50
If yes,
qc_I3_a == 2 || qc_I3_a == 3

how old was the baby when you started? ... months

Age in months

what job(s) are you doing (please describe your current or most recent job and the type of industry/employer(s) you work for)

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are you still working?

1
Yes
2
No
If no,
qc_I3_c == 2

when did you finish?

Generic date
Now go to I11a on page 50
If you are not working:
qc_I3_a == 1 || qc_I3_c == 2

Are you voluntarily unemployed to care for your children?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes, go to Question I 12 below
If no,
qc_I11_a == 2

Have you been seeking work?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_I11_b == 1

for how long? ... months

How many

How has being unemployed made you feel? depressed

1
Yes
2
No

How has being unemployed made you feel? bored

1
Yes
2
No

How has being unemployed made you feel? angry

1
Yes
2
No

How has being unemployed made you feel? happy

1
Yes
2
No

How has being unemployed made you feel? no particular feelings

1
Yes
2
No

How has being unemployed made you feel? other (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

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
8
pipe only
9
cigars only

How much alcohol do you drink?

1
never drink alcohol
2
very occasionally (less than once a week)
3
occasionally (at least once a week)
4
drink 1-2 glasses* nearly every day
5
drink 3-9 glasses* every day
6
drink at least 10 glasses * a day
(* by glass we mean a pub measure (1oz) of spirits, half a pint (1/4 litre) of lager or cider, a wine glass of wine, etc)

How many days in the past month would you think you had had 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

Do you or your partner make your own wine or beer?

1
yes, wine
2
yes, beer
3
yes, both
4
no, neither

What type of water do you usually drink? Cold water in squashes etc or to drink on its own: I usually use:

1
water from the tap
2
softened tap water
3
filtered tap water
4
bottled water
5
hardly ever drink cold water

What type of water do you usually drink? Hot water in tea, coffee etc, I usually use:

1
water from the tap
2
softened tap water
3
filtered tap water
4
bottled water
5
hardly ever drink hot water

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
5
Paid directly by Social Security

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
5
Paid directly by Social Security

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

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

How much help would you say you had nowadays: with housework

1
Too much help
2
Right amount of help
3
Too little help

How much help would you say you had nowadays: with looking after the children

1
Too much help
2
Right amount of help
3
Too little help

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 NEIGHBOURHOOD

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: visit your home

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: argue with you

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

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

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: keep to themselves

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

Do you: visit the home of your neighbours

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

Do you: argue with your neighbours

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

Do you: look after your neighbours children

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

Do you: keep to yourself

1
No,never
2
Rarely
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Every day

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

How heavy is the traffic on the street where you live?

1
very heavy
2
quite heavy
3
not very heavy
4
hardly any traffic
SECTION K: EQUIPMENT FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Baby bath

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Baby nest

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: High chair

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Play pen

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Cot

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Cot bumpers

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Cooker/hob guard

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Pram

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Pushchair/buggy

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Harness

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Reins

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have

Please indicate whether you have the following in your home: Coiled kettle flex

1
Yes, but not used now
2
Yes, and used now
3
No, do not have
4
No but did have
How many of the following do you have? (If none put 00)
Number If you have them are any used?
How many

1 - Yes

2 - No

How many

1 - Yes

2 - No

Safety gate/barriers
Fire guards
Smoke alarms
Electric socket covers*
Windows with locks/bars*
Door slam protectors*
Child car seats

Do you have a pond or pool in your garden?

1
Yes
2
No
7
Don&#39;t have a garden
If yes,
qc_K3_a == 1

is there a fence around it?

1
Yes
2
No
SECTION L: CHEMICALS IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT
In the last few months, how often have you used the following at home:
-
disinfectant
bleach
window cleaner
chemical carpet cleaner
oven/drain cleaner
dry cleaning fluid
turpentine/white spirit
paint stripper
household paint or varnish
weed killers
pesticides/insect killers
air fresheners (spray, stick or aerosol)
other aerosols or sprays including hair spray
vacuum cleaner
broom/carpet sweeper
glue
nail varnish/acetone
metal cleaners/degreasers, polishers
petrol

In the last few months, how often have you used the following at home: 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 toddler ever exposed to other chemicals or fumes?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_L2 == 1

please describe:

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How would you describe the noise level in your home:
-
there is usually music or television on in our home
the noises from outside our home are disturbing (neighbours, traffic, factory)
it is often so noisy at home it is difficult to hold a conversation
SECTION M: HEALTH SERVICES
In the past year please indicate whether you have had contact with any of the following, for whatever reason:
-
G.P./family doctor
Health visitor
Midwife
Teacher
Social worker
Physiotherapist
Psychologist/psychiatrist

In the past year please indicate whether you have had contact with any of the following, for whatever reason: Other support service (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other
The statements below describe the ways some mothers feel about the health services. We should be grateful if you would indicate what your own feelings are.

The health visitor never seems to have time to talk and explain things to 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

Immunisations are very important for the child.

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 don't have any confidence in the doctors and nurses in the clinic.

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 know that if my toddler was very ill my doctor would come quickly.

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

The health visitor gives very helpful advice

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

The doctor in the clinic is always helpful.

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 don't think I could have coped well without the health visitor to help and advise 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

Since your baby was born have you changed the family doctor you are registered with?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to M4 below
If yes,
qc_M3_a == 1

was this because:

1
You moved to another area
2
Your doctor moved, retired or otherwise became unavailable
3
You chose to register with another doctor
4
Your doctor asked you to register elsewhere
5
Other reason (please describe)
Other
How would you describe the attitude of your current doctor/GP (Please describe the GP you would normally try and see in a practice)
-
Supportive
Sympathetic
Interested
Helpful
Easy to talk to
Prepared to give you time
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

This questionnaire was completed by: toddler's mother

1
Yes
2
No

This questionnaire was completed by: toddler's father

1
Yes
2
No

This questionnaire was completed by: someone else (please describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Please give the date on which you completed this questionnaire:

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Please give your date of birth:

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Please give the date of birth of your Children of the Nineties child:

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Space for any additional comments you would like to make.

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NB Please remember that we cannot respond personally to your comments unless they are signed.
When completed, please return the questionnaire to: Dr. Jean Golding, Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC, Institute of Child Health, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol. BS8 1BR. Tel: Bristol 256260
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CARING FOR A TODDLER
This questionnaire is for the parent who is most involved in the day-to-day care of your toddler. Usually this will be the mother. Its purpose is to find out what problems toddlers and their parents have. Your answers will help us to identify those problems that may be solved by changes in the health care system.
To answer simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Some questions are the same as those you answered a year ago. This is so that we can tell what changes have happened to you.
Please answer all questions if you can, even if they are similar. If you cannot answer a question or if it does not apply to you, put a line through it. There are no good or bad answers. Just tell us what you really think.
All answers are confidential.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

SECTION A: YOUR HEALTH

Which of the following would you say describes your health now?
1
fit and well
2
mostly well and healthy
3
often feel unwell
4
hardly ever feel well

Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old?

-
anxiety or &#39;nerves&#39;
depression
headache or migraine
back ache
indigestion
cough or cold
haemorrhoids/piles
influenza
wheezing
bronchitis
stomach ulcer
eczema
psoriasis
arthritis
rheumatism
urinary infection
problems with your periods
problems with a pregnancy
Have you had any of the following since your toddler was 8 months old? Since toddler was 8 months: other problem (please describe)
1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other

Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following?

-
sleeping pills
vitamins
cannabis/marijuana
tranquillisers
pills for depression
hormone tablets
antibiotics
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc)
amphetamines or other stimulants
contraceptive pill
iron
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine
anticonvulsants
steroids
Since your toddler was 8 months old how often have you taken the following? other pill, medicine, treatment, drug or medicine (please describe each and state how frequently taken)
1
Every day
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Not at all
Other
In the past year have you used any homeopathic medicine?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
was it prescribed by:
1
your GP
2
specialist homeopathic doctor
3
qualified lay homeopath
4
chemist
5
family, friend, neighbour
6
yourself
7
other please describe
Other
If you are ill do you take any homeopathic medicine?
1
yes usually
2
yes sometimes
3
yes occasionally
4
yes, only once or twice
5
no, never

Please list all the medicines and pills that you have taken in the past month:

What did you take: About how many days did you take or use it? How often per day?
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1
2
3
4
5
6
If you need more space, please continue on a spare sheet.
Since your toddler was 8 months old have you had to go and stay in hospital?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A8 on page 6
how many times?
How many

Please describe for each admission.

How old was your study child? ... months What were the reasons for your admission? (please describe) How long did you stay? ... days Did any child stay in hospital with you? If yes, Was this your study child?
Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Age in monthsGeneric textHow many

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1st admission
2nd admission
3rd admission

In the past month, how often have the following occurred:

-
backache
headaches or migraines
urinary infection
nausea
vomiting
diarrhoea
haemorrhoids or piles
feeling weepy/tearful
feeling irritable
feeling exhausted
varicose veins
passing urine very often
problem holding urine when you jump, sneeze etc.
indigestion
feeling dizzy/fainting
flashing lights/spots before eyes
shoulder ache
tingling in hands/ fingers
tingling in feet/toes
neck ache
feeling depressed
In the past month, how often have the following occurred: In the past month: other problem (please describe)
1
Almost all the time
2
Sometimes
3
Once only
4
Not at all
Other
How often are you having sexual intercourse now?
1
not at all
2
less than once a month
3
1-3 times a month
4
about once a week
5
2-4 times a week
6
5 or more times a week
Is this as often as before you were pregnant with your toddler?
1
more often
2
about as often
3
less often
Are you currently trying to get pregnant?
1
no
2
no, but intend to later
3
yes, we are trying
4
I am already pregnant
Since having your toddler have you been pregnant at all?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A12a on page 9
How many times have you been pregnant since having your toddler?
How many

For these pregnancies please give:

date of your last menstrual period before the pregnancy (if you don&#39;t know put 99.99.9) what happened: other (please describe) please give date of delivery or end of pregnancy: do/did you have any problems? If yes, please describe:
Generic date

1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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Generic date

1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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Generic date

1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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Generic date

1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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Generic date

1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1 - miscarriage

2 - abortion/ termination

3 - still pregnant

4 - baby born

5 - other (please describe)

OtherGeneric date

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1st pregnancy
2nd pregnancy
3rd pregnancy
Have you at any time in the past year used special shampoos for yourself - for dandruff or other problems.
1
Yes
2
No
If no go to A13a below

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Type of shampoo
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How long did you use this for?
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Have you at any time in the past year used any medicinal skin ointments, creams or lotions for yourself?
1
Yes
2
No
If no go to section B on page 10

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Name of ointment etc.
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Reason used (e.g. eczema, scabies)
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How many days did you use it for?
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What parts of your body did you use these ointments/creams on? (Please list in order you have listed them in A13b).
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SECTION B: BEING A PARENT

Below are some opinions that some people have about being a parent.

Please indicate what your feelings are:

The best way to calm a child is to cuddle him
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
Toddlers should be allowed to eat whenever they ask for food
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
There are times when a child's continuous whining can make the mother want to hit him
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
Motherhood is something a woman learns naturally
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 young child is absolutely exhausting
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
Toddlers 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
A smack is the best way to discipline a child
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
A mother can feel exasperated when she wants to calm her child down and nothing works
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 love my toddler
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 am glad that we had this child 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
My toddler never gets on my nerves
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

The following statements are about how you may feel about your child.

I really cannot bear it when my child 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 don't mind the mess that surrounds a toddler
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 am afraid to be left alone with the toddler because I think I might be violent
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 child grow
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 desperate when my child goes on complaining and being difficult
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 often worry whether my child is eating enough
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 child's demands sometimes bring intense feelings of anger
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
Trying to get my child to eat the right food makes me very anxious
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 pretty sure that I'm doing the right thing for my child
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 anxious if someone else is looking after my child
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 child gives me great joy
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

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 how I sometimes feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
5
Have no partner
There are other women with children 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 how I sometimes feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
5
Have no partner
There is always someone with whom I can share my happiness and excitement about my child
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 how I sometimes feel
3
This is how I sometimes feel
4
I never feel this way
5
Have 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

SECTION C: YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Excluding your partner and children, how many of your relatives and your partner's relatives do you see at least twice a year?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
About how many friends do you have, (people you know more than just casually)?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
Overall, would you say you belong to a close circle of friends - a group of people who keep in close touch with each other - or not?
1
Yes
2
No
How many people (including your partner) are there that you can talk to about personal problems?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
How many people (including your partner ) talk to you about their personal problems or their private feelings?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4
If you have to make an important decision, how many people (including your partner) are there with whom you can discuss it?
1
None
2
1
3
2-4
4
more than 4