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MOTHER AND FAMILY
This questionnaire allows us to catch up with your current circumstances, health, diet and lifestyle. We are very grateful to you for helping us in this way.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
General instruction for completing this booklet: Please tick the box that most applies to you. If there is a question or section that you do not wish to answer, please put a line through it.
SECTION A: YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY

Have you ever had any of the following infections? measles

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? mumps

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? chicken pox

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? whooping cough

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? cold sores

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? meningitis

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? genital herpes

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? syphilis

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? gonorrhea

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? urinary infection, cystitis, pyelitis

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? thrush

1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know

Have you ever had any of the following infections? have you ever had any other unusual infections (Please tick and describe)

1
Yes
2
No, never
Other

Have you ever had any of the following operations: tonsils out

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: adenoids out

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: hernia repair

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: appendix out

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: gall bladder out

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: D and C (a scrape)

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: varicose vein repair

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: squint repaired

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: plastic surgery

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: grommets/tubes in your ears

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: caesarean section

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: hip replacement

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: wisdom tooth removed

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: hysterectomy

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any of the following operations: other type of operation (please tick & describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Have you ever had any of the following problems: hay fever

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: indigestion

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: bulimia

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: asthma

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: eczema

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: epilepsy

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: ME or chronic fatigue syndrome

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: migraine

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: back pain/slipped disc

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: kidney disease*

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: varicose veins

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: haemorrhoids/piles

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: rheumatism

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: arthritis

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: psoriasis

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: stomach ulcer

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: drug addiction

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: alcoholism

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: schizophrenia

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: anorexia nervosa

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: severe depression

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: other psychiatric problem*

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never

Have you ever had any of the following problems: other problem(s)* (please tick & describe)

1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently

Have you ever had any of the following problems: * please tick appropriate box and describe below

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Have you ever had diabetes?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A4b on page 6
If yes,
qc_A4_a == 1

Have you only had it when you were pregnant?

1
Yes
2
No

How is/was it treated?

1
insulin injections
2
other drugs
3
diet only

How old were you when you first developed it? ... years

Age

Have you ever had hypertension (high blood pressure)?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
If yes,
qc_A4_b == 1

Have you had it only when you were pregnant?

1
Yes
2
No

How old were you when you first developed it? ... years

Age

Do you have hypertension nowadays?

1
Yes
2
No

Are there any problems for which you have regular treatment or medicine nowadays?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A6 below
If yes,
qc_A5_a == 1
please describe the problem and regular treatment or medicine:
Problem Treatment or medicine
Generic textGeneric textGeneric textGeneric text Generic textGeneric textGeneric textGeneric text
1
2
3
4

Would you say that you were allergic to anything?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7 on page 7
If yes,
qc_A6_a == 1

is it to: cat

1
Yes
2
No

is it to: pollen

1
Yes
2
No

is it to: dust

1
Yes
2
No

is it to: insect bites or stings

1
Yes
2
No

is it to: medication (e.g. penicillin)

1
Yes
2
No

is it to: something else (Please tick & describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other
Have you had any of the following in the past two years:
-

1 - Yes often

2 - Yes, sometimes

3 - No, not at all

attacks of wheezing with whistling on the chest
a dry itchy rash
a blotchy blistery rash (hives)
sneezing attacks
runny nose
watery eyes
attacks of breathlessness
cough often during the night
cough often when you wake in the morning

How old were you when your periods first started? ... years

Age
77
have not had periods
99
do not remember

Would you say your periods are regular nowadays?

1
yes
2
no, not very regular
3
no periods at all
If no periods go to A8d below
If not very regular, go to A9a below
If regular,
qc_A8_b == 1

how many days are there from the start of one period to the start of the next one? ... days

How many
If you have no periods now,
qc_A8_b == 3

is this because:

1
you are pregnant
2
you have had a hysterectomy
3
you are menopausal (going through the change)
4
other reason (please tick & describe)
9
don't know
Other

Have you ever used a contraceptive pill?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10a on page 9
If yes,
qc_A9_a == 1

How old were you when you first took one? ... years

Age

How many years altogether have you taken a contraceptive pill?

1
under 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3-4 years
4
5 years or more

Are you on the pill now?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_A9_d == 1

please give the name of the pill

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What is your weight nowadays? ... stones ... pounds OR ... total pounds OR ... kilos

Stones
Pounds in stone
Pounds
Kilograms

Are you certain of this?

1
Yes
2
No

What is your size nowadays in:- hips ... ins. OR ... cms

Inches
Centimetres

What is your size nowadays in:- waist ... ins. OR ... cms

Inches
Centimetres

What is your size nowadays in:- bust ... ins. OR ... cms

Inches
Centimetres

How tall are you? ... feet ... inches OR ... centimetres

Feet
Inches in foot
Centimetres

Are you certain of this?

1
Yes
2
No
Your hearing

How would you rate your hearing in each ear? Left ear

1
always very good
2
occasional problems (e.g. infections or glue ear)
3
there are some sounds I cannot hear
4
never very good
5
I cannot hear much at all

How would you rate your hearing in each ear? Right ear

1
always very good
2
occasional problems (e.g. infections or glue ear)
3
there are some sounds I cannot hear
4
never very good
5
I cannot hear much at all
Your eyesight

How would you rate your sight without glasses? Without glasses: Left eye

1
always very good
2
I can't see clearly at a distance
3
I can't see clearly close up
4
I can't see much at all

How would you rate your sight without glasses? Without glasses: Right eye

1
always very good
2
I can't see clearly at a distance
3
I can't see clearly close up
4
I can't see much at all

Do you wear glasses?

1
yes always
2
yes sometimes
3
no never

Are you colour blind?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
SECTION B: ABOUT THE HEALTH OF YOUR PARENTS
Has your natural mother and/or natural father ever had any of the following:
Natural mother Natural father

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

diabetes treated with insulin
other diabetes
coronary heart disease
rheumatism
arthritis
multiple sclerosis
breast cancer (mother) prostate cancer (father)
other cancer*
hypertension (high blood pressure)
an alcohol problem
schizophrenia
chronic bronchitis
a stroke
depression or 'nerves'
other problem*

Has your natural mother and/or natural father ever had any of the following: * (Please tick and describe)

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Are your natural parents still alive? Mother is alive

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
If no,
qc_B2_a == 2

How old was she when she died? ... years

Age

What did she die of?

Generic text

Are your natural parents still alive? Father is alive

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
If no,
qc_B2_b == 2

How old was he when he died? ... years

Age

What did he die of?

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SECTION C: YOU AND FOOD
How far do the following statements describe you?
-

1 - Yes, most of the time

2 - Yes sometimes

3 - No, not at all

I like to try different foods
I prefer to eat familiar foods
I prefer to eat the sort of foods I ate when I was a child
I would like to try different foods but my partner/family only like familiar foods
I would be willing to try almost any food if it were offered to me
I greatly enjoy eating
I eat because I need to, not because I enjoy it

Which one of these statements best describes the way you feel about cooking?

1
I always enjoy cooking
2
I enjoy cooking when I can take time over it
3
I cook only because I have to, not because I enjoy it
4
I avoid cooking if at all possible
5
I have no real feeling towards cooking

How often do you: Add salt to vegetables, potatoes rice or pasta during cooking?

1
Always
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never

How often do you: Add salt to food at the table?

1
Always
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never

How often do you: Add herbs to food during cooking?

1
Always
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never

How often do you: Add sauces to food at the table? (please specify type of sauce e.g. Tomato Ketchup)

1
Always
2
Often
3
Sometimes
4
Rarely
5
Never
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When you are choosing food for meals, how much do the following influence your choice?
-

1 - A lot

2 - Quite a bit

3 - A little

4 - Not at all

Cost
What your children prefer to eat
What you prefer to eat
What other people prefer to eat (e.g. partner, other adult)
Convenience of preparation
What is good (healthy) for us to eat
The special offers available when shopping
Adverts on the television/radio
Articles about food and recipes in newspapers/magazines
Dietary requirements of a member of the family

When you are choosing food for meals, how much do the following influence your choice? Other (please tick and describe)

1
A lot
2
Quite a bit
3
A little
Other

Do you read the labels on packaged food?

1
Always
2
Sometimes
3
No

Do you understand the information about contents and nutrition on the labels?

1
Usually
2
Partly
3
No

Do you prefer to buy food without artificial additives?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't mind

Do you or your partner work irregular hours? You

1
Yes
2
No

Do you or your partner work irregular hours? Your partner

1
Yes
2
No
If no to both go to C7 below
If Yes,
qc_C6_a_i == 1 || qc_C6_a_ii == 1

Does this affect your eating habits or that of your family? Type of food eaten

1
Yes affects us all
2
Yes affects that worker only
3
No

Does this affect your eating habits or that of your family? Times of meals

1
Yes affects us all
2
Yes affects that worker only
3
No
How often do you yourself usually eat something at each of the following meals?
-

1 - Never

2 - Less than once a week

3 - Once a week

4 - 2-4 times a week

5 - 5-6 times a week

6 - Every day

Breakfast
Mid-morning snack
Mid-day meal/ snack
Mid-afternoon snack
Evening meal/snack
Late night snack/supper
SECTION D: YOU AND YOUR CURRENT PARTNER

Do you have a husband/partner at the moment?

1
yes, lives with me
2
yes, but does not live with me
3
no, don't have
If no, go to Section E on page 20
If yes,
qc_D1_a == 1 || qc_D1_a == 2

is this:

1
your husband
2
a male partner
3
a female partner
Please describe your current relationship using the statements below:
-

1 - No, not true

2 - Sometimes true

3 - Yes, very true

4 - Can't say

We support each other during difficult times
We disagree about what to do when the children are naughty
It is easy for both of us to express our opinion to each other
My husband/partner and I agree completely about how to raise the children
I feel that our relationship is very stable
We discuss problems and feel good about the solutions
I worry that my husband/partner is too strict with the children
My husband/partner treats me like a queen
My husband/partner spoils the children too much
My husband/partner is perfectly honest and truthful with me
I feel that I can trust my husband/partner completely
We feel very close to each other
I can count on my husband/partner to help me
My husband/partner is sincere in his promises
My husband/partner can be relied on to help me however big a problem I have
My husband/partner makes me feel loved
My husband/partner helps me out with the children
No matter how well a couple get on there may be times when they disagree, get annoyed or have quarrels or fights because they're in a bad mood, tired or for some other reason.
-

1 - No

2 - Yes, sometimes

3 - Yes, often

Have you cursed or sworn at your husband/partner?
Has your husband/partner cursed or sworn at you?
Have you ordered your husband/partner around ?
Has your husband/partner ordered you around?
Have you insulted or shamed your husband/partner in front of others?
Has your husband/partner insulted or shamed you in front of others?
Have you pushed, grabbed, or shoved your husband/partner?
Has your husband/partner pushed, grabbed or shoved you?
Have you ever slapped your husband/partner?
Has your husband/partner ever slapped you?
Have you ever shaken your husband/partner?
Has your husband/partner ever shaken you?
Have you ever thrown an object at your husband/partner that could hurt them?
Has your husband/partner thrown an object at you that could hurt you?
Have you ever kicked, bitten, or hit your husband/partner with a fist?
Has your husband/partner kicked, bitten, or hit you with a fist?
Have you ever hit or tried to hit your husband/partner with something?
Has your husband/ partner ever hit or tried to hit you with something?
Have you ever physically twisted your husband's/partner's arm?
Has your husband/partner ever physically twisted your arm?
Have you ever thrown or tried to throw your husband/partner bodily?
Has your husband/partner ever thrown or tried to throw you bodily?
Have you ever beaten up your husband/partner (multiple blows)?
Has your husband/ partner ever beaten you up (multiple blows)?
Have you ever tried to choke or strangle your husband/partner?
Has your husband/partner ever tried to choke or strangle you?
Have you ever threatened your husband/partner with a knife or other weapon?
Has your husband/partner ever threatened you with a knife or other weapon?
Have you ever used a knife or other weapon on your husband/partner?
Has your husband/partner ever used a knife or other weapon on you?
SECTION E: EDUCATION AND OCCUPATION
What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner).
Yourself Your husband/partner Your mother* Your father*

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

CSE or GCSE (D, E, F or G)
O-level or GCSE (A, B, or C)
A-level
Qualifications in shorthand/typing/or other skills, e.g. hairdressing
Apprenticeship
State enrolled nurse
State registered nurse
City & Guilds intermediate technical
City & Guilds final technical
City & Guilds full technical
Teaching qualification
University degree
No qualifications
Qualifications not known

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Not applicable, no such person Your husband/partner

1
Yes

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Not applicable, no such person Your mother*

1
Yes

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Not applicable, no such person Your father*

1
Yes

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Other (Please tick & describe) Yourself

1
Yes
Other

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Other (Please tick & describe) Your husband/partner

1
Yes
Other

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Other (Please tick & describe) Your mother*

1
Yes
Other

What educational qualifications do you, your husband or partner, your mother, and your father have? Please tick all that apply. (By husband or partner we mean your current live-in husband or partner). Other (Please tick & describe) Your father*

1
Yes
Other
(* by this we mean the mother figure or father figure who was mostly responsible for bringing you up)

What is the present employment situation of yourself and your current live-in husband or partner? Please tick all that apply.

7
No live-in husband/partner
If No live-in husband/partner to question E2
qc_E2 == 7
Else
What is the present employment situation of yourself and your current live-in husband or partner? Please tick all that apply.
Yourself Your husband or partner

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

Working for an employer full-time (more than 30 hours a week)
Working for an employer part-time (one hour or more a week)
Self-employed, employing other people
Self-employed, not employing other people
On a government employment or training scheme
Waiting to start a job already accepted
Unemployed and looking for a job
At school or in other full-time education
Unable to work because of long-term sickness or disability
Retired from paid work
Looking after the home or family
Carrying out voluntary work
Other (please tick & describe)

What is the present employment situation of yourself and your current live-in husband or partner? Please tick all that apply. Other (please tick & describe) Yourself

Other

To recap, are you in a paid job at the moment?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to E4 on page 23
If yes,
qc_E3 == 1
These questions are about your present job
-

1 - Yes usually

2 - Yes sometimes

3 - No

Can you decide yourself when to have a holiday?
Can you decide what you do at work?
Can you decide the order in which you do your different tasks at work?
Can you decide when to take a break?
Is your work monotonous?
Do you have scope for on-the-job development?
Does the job fit well with your educational background and/or experience?
Do you have to work at a fast pace?
Your present job (or last main job(s))
As far as you can, please describe the actual job, occupation, trade or profession. (Use precise terms such as shoe shop supervisor, hotel receptionist, primary school teacher, medical secretary, van driver. If the occupation is known by a special name, please use that name. If in H.M. forces, give the rank in addition to the actual job. Please also describe the type of industry or service given: i.e. Give details of what is made, materials used, or services given).

Actual job, occupation, trade or profession

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Type of industry or service given (main things done in job)

Generic text

Hours worked in a normal week:

Hours in week

How long have you had this job?

1
less than 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3 years or more

Have you been promoted since starting this job?

1
Yes
2
No

How much paid holiday are you allowed? ... days per year (don't count Bank Holidays)

How many

Please tick which of the following currently apply to you:

1
foreman
2
manager
3
supervisor
4
leading hand
5
self-employed
6
none of these

Are you in contact with particular fumes or chemicals in your job?

1
always
2
often
3
sometimes
4
rarely
5
never
9
don't know

Please describe the fumes or chemicals

Generic text
Your live-in husband or partner - present job (or last main job(s).)

Do you currently have a live-in husband/partner?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to E6 on page 25
If yes,
qc_E5_a == 1

what is/was his actual job, occupation, trade or profession?

Generic text

Type of industry of service given (main things done in job):

Generic text

Hours worked in a normal week: ... hours

Hours in week

How long has he had this job?

1
less than 1 year
2
1-2 years
3
3 years or more

Has he been promoted since starting this job?

1
Yes
2
No

How much paid holiday is he allowed? ... days per year (don't count Bank Holidays)

How many

Please tick which of the following apply to him:

1
foreman
2
manager
3
supervisor
4
leading hand
5
self-employed
9
none of these

Is he in contact with particular fumes or chemicals in his job?

1
always
2
often
3
sometimes
4
rarely
5
never
9
don't know
If yes,
qc_E5_i >= 1 && qc_E5_i <= 4

please describe:

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Do you think you have been unfairly treated in the last 12 months because of:
-

1 - Yes often

2 - Yes sometimes

3 - No not at all

Your sex
Your skin colour
The way you dress
Your family background
The way you speak
Your religion

Do you think you have been unfairly treated in the last 12 months because of: Other (please tick & describe)

1
Yes often
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
Other

How would you describe the race or ethnic group of yourself, your live-in husband or partner and your natural parents? Yourself

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 tick & describe)
Other

How would you describe the race or ethnic group of yourself, your live-in husband or partner and your natural parents? Husband/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 tick & describe)
Other

How would you describe the race or ethnic group of yourself, your live-in husband or partner and your natural parents? Your mother

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 tick & describe)
Other

How would you describe the race or ethnic group of yourself, your live-in husband or partner and your natural parents? Your father

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 tick & describe)
Other
SECTION F: LIFESTYLE

Have you ever been a smoker?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F2 on page 28
If yes,
qc_F1_a == 1

At what age did you start smoking regularly? ... years

Age

Which of the following have you ever smoked regularly? cigarette

1
Yes
2
No

Which of the following have you ever smoked regularly? pipe

1
Yes
2
No

Which of the following have you ever smoked regularly? cigar

1
Yes
2
No

Which of the following have you ever smoked regularly? other

1
Yes
2
No

Have you now stopped smoking?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to e below
If yes,
qc_F1_d == 1

how long ago? ... years ... months

Years
Months

Have you smoked regularly in the last 2 weeks?

1
No
2
Yes, cigarettes
3
Yes, cigars
4
Yes, pipe
5
Yes, other (please describe)
Other

How many times per day have you smoked in the last 2 weeks?

30
30+
25
25-29
20
20-24
15
15-19
10
10-14
5
5-9
1
1-4
0
0

What brand of cigarette/tobacco do you smoke? brand

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What brand of cigarette/tobacco do you smoke? type:

1
filtered
2
unfiltered
3
roll-your-own
4
pipe/cigar

Is/was your mother a smoker?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
If yes,
qc_F2_a == 1

Did she smoke when she was expecting you?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know

Is/was your father a smoker?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know

Does your live-in husband or partner smoke?

1
Don't have a husband/partner
2
No
3
Yes, cigarettes
4
Yes, cigars
5
Yes, pipe
6
Yes, other (please describe)
Other
If no, or don't have a husband or partner, go to F4 on page 29
If yes,
qc_F3_a >= 3 && qc_F3_a <= 6

About how many times per day does your husband or partner smoke at the moment?

30
30+
25
25-29
20
20-24
15
15-19
10
10-14
5
5-9
1
1-4
0
0

What brand and type of cigarette/tobacco does he usually smoke? brand

Generic text

What brand and type of cigarette/tobacco does he usually smoke? type:

1
filtered
2
unfiltered
3
roll-your-own
4
pipe/cigar

At what age did he start smoking? ... years

Age
99
don't know

Apart from yourself and your husband or partner, are there any other members of your household who smoke?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_F4_a == 1

how many?

How many

Have you ever actually made yourself sick (vomit) because you wanted to lose weight or because you had eaten too much?

1
Yes, in past year
2
Yes, but not in past year
3
No, never

Have you ever taken laxatives because you wanted to lose weight or because you had eaten too much?

1
Yes, in past year
2
Yes, but not in past year
3
No, never

Are you, or have you ever been a vegetarian?

1
Yes, I am now
2
Yes, in past not now
3
No, never
If yes,
qc_F7_a == 1 || qc_F7_a == 2

For how many years of your life have you been/were you a vegetarian? ... years

How many

Are you, or have you ever been, a vegan (i.e. do/did not eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs, butter, milk or cheese)?

1
yes, I am now
2
yes, in past not now
3
no, never
If yes now,
qc_F7_b == 1

For how many years of your life have you been/were you vegan? ... years

How many

Which of the following statements describes best the way in which you travel nowadays?

1
usually walk everywhere
2
cycle mostly
3
usually get in a car
9
mostly use public transport

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? jogging

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? aerobics

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? keep-fit exercises

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? yoga

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? squash

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? tennis/badminton

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? swimming

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? brisk walking

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? weight training

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? cycling

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never

How much do you do of the following in a normal week? other exercise (please tick & describe)

1
More than 6 hours per week
2
2-6 hours per week
3
Less than two hours per week
4
Never
Other
SECTION G: YOUR FEELINGS
Below are a number of statements which you may use to describe yourself. Please indicate if you think these apply to you. Each statement applies to how you feel nowadays.

Nowadays: I feel calm

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel secure

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel tense

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel strained

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel at ease

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel upset

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I am presently worrying over possible misfortunes

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel satisfied

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel frightened

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel comfortable

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel self-confident

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel nervous

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I am jittery

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel indecisive

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I am relaxed

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel content

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I am worried

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel confused

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel steady

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Nowadays: I feel pleasant

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies
Below are a number of statements which you may use to describe yourself. Please indicate if you think these apply to you. Each statement applies to how you generally feel.

Generally: I feel pleasant

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I tire quickly

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I feel like crying

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I am losing out on things because I can't make up my mind soon enough

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I feel rested

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I am 'calm, cool and collected'

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I feel that difficulties are piling up so that I cannot overcome them

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I worry too much over something that doesn't really matter

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I am happy

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I am inclined to take things hard

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I lack self-confidence

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I feel secure

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I try to avoid facing a crisis or difficulty

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I feel blue

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I am content

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: Some unimportant thought runs through my mind and bothers me

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I take disappointments so keenly that I can't put them out of my mind

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I am a steady person

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies

Generally: I become tense and upset when I think about my present concerns

1
Doesn't apply
2
Applies a bit
3
Moderately applies
4
Certainly applies
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
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
Never

The thought of harming myself has occurred to me :

1
Yes, quite often
2
Sometimes
3
Hardly ever
4
Never
SECTION H: YOUR DIET
Mothers eat a variety of different things. How often nowadays do you eat the following foods? Please answer every question even if you never eat the food (in this case tick "Never or rarely").
-

1 - Never or rarely

2 - Once in 2 weeks

3 - 1-3 times a week

4 - 4-7 times a week

5 - More than 7 times a week

Oat cereals (e.g. porridge Ready Brek, muesli)
Wholegrain or bran cereals (e.g. All Bran, Bran Flakes, Weetabix, Wheatflakes, Fruit & Fibre, Shredded Wheat)
Other cereals (e.g. Cornflakes Rice Krispies, Special K, Frosties)
Sausages, Burgers
Meat Pies, Pasties (pork pie, steak/meat pie, Cornish pastie etc.)
Vegetarian Pies, Pasties (cheese and onion pasty, vegetable samosa, onion bhaji, vegetable grills etc.)
Ham, bacon, pate and cold meats (e.g. salami, luncheon meat, garlic sausage etc.)
Beef: roast, stews, mince etc.
Lamb or pork: roast, chops, stews etc.
Liver, kidney, heart and other offal
Chicken/Turkey in crispy coating (e.g. chicken nuggets, turkey burgers, chicken fingers etc.)
Poultry: roast, baked or stewed (chicken, turkey etc.)
Shellfish (prawns, scampi, crab, cockles, mussels etc.)
White fish in breadcrumbs or batter (e.g. fishfingers, chip shop fish, breaded cod, plaice or haddock).
White fish without coating (e.g. grilled fish, cod in parsley sauce etc.)
Tuna
Other fish (pilchards, sardines, mackerel, herrings, kippers, trout, salmon etc.)
Eggs, quiche/flans, omelettes etc.
Cheese
Pizza
Oven chips
Fried chips, potato waffles and croquettes, Alphabites etc.
Roast potatoes (cooked in fat or oil)
Boiled, mashed, jacket potatoes
Rice (boiled, or fried, not rice pudding)
Canned pasta (e.g. spaghetti rings, ravioli, macaroni cheese etc.) Pot Noodles, Super Noodles etc.
Boiled pasta (e.g. spaghetti fusilli, lasagne), bulgar wheat or cous-cous

Do you eat the fat on meat?

1
yes, all of it
2
yes, some of it
3
no
4
never eat meat
How many times nowadays do you eat;
-

1 - Never or rarely

2 - Once in 2 weeks

3 - 1-3 times a week

4 - 4-7 times a week

5 - More than 7 times a week

Baked beans
Peas, broad beans
Sweetcorn
Cabbage, brussel sprouts spinach, broccoli and other dark green leafy vegetables
Other green vegetables (cauliflower, runner beans, leeks, courgettes etc.)
Carrots
Other root vegetables (turnip, swede, parsnip etc.)
Tomatoes (cooked or raw)
Salads or raw vegetables
Pulses - dried peas, beans, lentils, chick peas etc.
Soya 'Meat', TVP, Soya-type Vegeburgers, Bean Curd (Tofu, Miso etc.)
Peanuts (salted or roast, peanut butter)
Other nuts (e.g. almonds, cashews), and nut roast etc.
Fresh citrus fruit (e.g. oranges, grapefruit, satsumas, tangerines etc.)
Other fresh fruit (e.g. apple, banana, pear, bunch of grapes, peach)
Canned fruit
Yoghurt, Fromage Frais, Milk puddings (e.g. rice pudding, semolina), mousse
Ice cream, choc ice, chocolate ice cream bar etc.
Pudding (e.g. fruit pie crumble, cheesecake, gateaux)
Custard, cream, Elmlea, Tip-Top, evaporated milk etc. on puddings
Cakes or buns (fruit cake, sponge, teacake, doughnut, flapjack, scone, custard tart, cream cake etc.)
Crispbreads (Ryvita, crackerbread etc.)
Full-coated chocolate biscuits (e.g. Club, Kit Kat, Penguin, Breakaway etc.)
Other biscuits e.g. rich tea, shortcakes, digestive and chocolate digestive, Hob Nobs
Chocolate (dairy milk or plain nut, fruit, filled etc.)
Sweets (peppermints, boiled sweets, toffees etc.)
Crisps, corn snacks (e.g. Wotsits, Quavers), tortilla chips etc.
How many times a week nowadays do you drink:
-

1 - Never or rarely

2 - Once in 2 weeks

3 - 1-3 times a week

4 - 4-7 times a week

5 - More than 7 times a week

Fruit juice from a carton, tin or freshly squeezed including tomato juice
Squash, fruit drinks or Ribena
Cola drinks (e.g. Coca Cola, Pepsi etc.)
Other fizzy drinks (e.g. lemonade)
Bottled water
Water from tap
Milk on its own
Flavoured milk drinks (e.g. Horlicks, Ovaltine, milkshakes) or yoghurt drinks

When you have a soft drink (e.g. lemonade, cola or squash) how often do you choose low calorie or diet soft drinks?

1
always
2
sometimes
3
not at all
4
don't drink soft drinks

When you have a cola drink how often do you choose decaffeinated cola?

1
always
2
sometimes
3
not at all
4
don't drink cola

How many pieces of bread, rolls or chappatis do you eat on a usual day?

1
less than 1
2
1-2
3
3-4
4
5 or more

What type of bread do you eat? White bread

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What type of bread do you eat? Soft grain white bread (e.g. Mighty White)

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What type of bread do you eat? Brown/granary bread

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What type of bread do you eat? Wholemeal bread

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What type of bread do you eat? Chappatis or pitta bread

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What type of bread do you eat? Naan bread

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all
What sort of fat do you mainly use?
On bread or vegetables For frying

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

Butter, ghee, dripping, lard, solid cooking fat
Polyunsaturated margarine e.g. Flora, sunflower margarine, Vitalite, I-Can't-Believe-its-Not-Butter
Hard or soft margarine e.g. Blue Band, Stork, Clover, supermarket own brand
Low fat spread e.g. Delight, St Ivel Gold, Flora Xtra Light
Olive oil or monounsaturated spread e.g. Olivio, Olive Gold, Mono
Sunflower oil, corn oil, soya oil
Olive oil, hazelnut oil, rapeseed oil
Other vegetable oil
Other (please describe)

What sort of fat do you mainly use? Other (please describe)

Other

How many slices of bread (or rolls) spread with fat do you eat each day? (include shop bought sandwiches)

How many

What types of milk do you use? Full fat (e.g. silver or gold top)

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What types of milk do you use? Semi-skimmed (e.g. red stripe)

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What types of milk do you use? Skimmed (e.g. blue stripe)

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What types of milk do you use? Dried Milk (e.g. Marvel)

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What types of milk do you use? Goat/sheep milk

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What types of milk do you use? Soya milk

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all

What types of milk do you use? Other (please tick and describe)

1
Yes, usually
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all
Other

Is this milk usually:

1
Pasteurised
2
UHT
3
Sterilised
4
other (please describe)
Other

How many cups of tea do you drink in a day? (do not include herbal teas)

How many

How many spoons of sugar in each cup?

How many

How many cups per day are with milk?

How many

How many cups per day are decaffeinated?

How many

How many cups of coffee do you drink in a day ?

How many

How many spoons of sugar in each cup?

How many

How many cups per day are with milk?

How many

How many cups per day are decaffeinated?

How many

How many are made with real (not instant) coffee?

How many

Do you drink herbal teas at all?

1
Yes, often
2
Yes occasionally
3
No, not at all
If no, go to H16 below
If yes,
qc_H15_a == 1 || qc_H15_a == 2

How many cups/mugs of herbal teas have you drunk in the past week?

How many

Please list the types of herbal teas you have drunk in the past 3 months:

Generic text

Do you buy organic foods? Fruit

1
Yes, usually organic
2
Yes sometimes organic
3
No, never organic

Do you buy organic foods? Vegetables

1
Yes, usually organic
2
Yes sometimes organic
3
No, never organic

Do you buy organic foods? Meat

1
Yes, usually organic
2
Yes sometimes organic
3
No, never organic

Do you buy organic foods? Other (please describe)

1
Yes, usually organic
2
Yes sometimes organic
3
No, never organic
Other

Apart from herbal teas, are there any other health foods (whether or not bought from a health food shop) that you often eat or drink?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_H17 == 1

please describe below:

Generic text

Are you at present on any kind of special diet?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_H18 == 1

please describe below:

Generic text
During the last week how many of each type of alcoholic drink did you have on each day? (Please put a number).
Beer, lager or cider (no. of 1/2 pints) Wine (no. of glasses) Spirits (no. of single pub measures) Other alcoholic drinks (please describe) (no. of glasses or measures) Other alcoholic drinks (please describe) (no. of glasses or measures) Low alcohol drink (no. of glasses or 1/2 pints)
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Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs
Frid.
Sat.
Sun.

Is this week fairly typical of your alcohol drinking?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to H20 below
If no,
qc_H19_b == 1

would you normally drink:

1
More
2
Less

For your main meal of the day how often do you eat take-away foods or have meals out?

1
Never or rarely
2
1-3 times a month
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-4 times a week
5
5-7 times a week

For your main meal of the day how often do you eat an oven/microwave ready or convenience meal (e.g. Menu Master lasagne, individual shepherds pie, ready prepared chilli con carne etc.)?

1
Never or rarely
2
1-3 times a month
3
1-2 times a week
4
3-4 times a week
5
5-7 times a week
SECTION J: 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 husband/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 husband's/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 relation(s) of your husband/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 tick and describe)

1
Yes
Other

Do you have a rule that smoking never happens in particular rooms?

1
no smoking in house at all
2
smoking only allowed in some rooms
3
smoking allowed anywhere

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 for second or third time
If married,
qc_J3_a == 5 || qc_J3_a == 6

what was the date of the most recent marriage?

Generic date

Does the biological (natural) father of the 8 year old study child live with the study child?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to J4c on page 50
If no,
qc_J4_a == 1

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?

7
child's father is dead
If child's father is dead to question J4bii Go to J4c on page 50
qc_J4_b_ii == 7
Else

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

Does he help support the child financially ?

1
yes, on a regular basis
2
yes, occasionally
3
no

Does the biological (natural) mother of the 8 year old study child live with the study child?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to J5 on page 51
If no,
qc_J4_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?

7
child's mother is dead
If child's mother is dead to question J4cii Go to J5 on page 51
qc_J4_c_ii == 7
Else

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

Does she help support the child financially ?

1
yes, on a regular basis
2
yes, occasionally
3
no
To make the questions less complicated, for the rest of this section, for partner we mean husband or partner.
Please indicate how many of the children living with you have:
Number of children
How many
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.) ... Number of children

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

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

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

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to J8 on page 52
If yes,
qc_J7 == 1
please describe:
Nature of condition(s) Person(s) involved (state relationship to you - husband/partner, child, mother, etc.)
Generic textGeneric textGeneric textGeneric text Generic textGeneric textGeneric textGeneric text
1
2
3
4

Do you have any pets?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to J9 below
If yes,
qc_J8_a == 1

How many of the following pets do you have? cats ... Number

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? dogs. ... Number

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? rabbits ... Number

How many

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

How many

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

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? fish ... Number

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? turtles/tortoises/terrapin ... Number

How many

How many of the following pets do you have? other pets (please say how many and describe) ... Number

How many
Other

On average, about how much is the take home family income each week (include social benefits etc.)?

1
less than £100
2
£100 - £199
3
£200 - £299
4
£300 - £399
5
£400 or more
9
don't know

Out of this, how much do you pay for rent, loans or mortgage each week?

1
nothing
2
less than £20
3
£20 - £39
4
£40 - £59
5
£60 - £79
6
£80 - £99
7
£100 or more
9
don't know

About how much do you spend on food for the whole family each week?

1
less than £20
2
£20 - £29
3
£30 - £39
4
£40 - £49
5
£50 - £59
6
£60 - £79
7
£80 or more
9
don't know

How much do you spend on child care each week (playgroup, childminder, baby sitter etc.)

1
nothing
2
less than £20
3
£20 - £39
4
£40 - £59
5
£60 - £79
6
£80 - £99
7
£100 or more
8
varies
9
don't know

Do you manage to save at all?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you receive any financial help from your parents or other relatives?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you give financial help to your parents or other relatives?

1
Yes
2
No
The other children in the household:
How many brothers and sisters does your 8 year old study child have that live with you or visit at least 1 day a week? (include half-brothers and half sisters, step-brothers and step-sisters, fostered or adopted children.)
younger, not including a twin of the study child same age (e.g. twin of the study child) older, not including a twin of the study child
How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Brothers
Sisters
(If no older brothers or sisters please put 00s and go to J19 on page 61)
qc_J10$3;1 == "00" && qc_J10$3;2 == "00"
Else
For all these older children, please give child's first name, age and sex (oldest child first):
Name Age -
Age

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic textAge

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic text

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic textAge
Age

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic textAge

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic text

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic textAge
Age

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic textAge

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic text

1 - Boy

2 - Girl

Generic textAge
1
2
3
4
5

Which of these older children is the nearest in age to your 8 year old study child? ... (name)

Generic text
We would like to ask about the way your 8 year old study child reacts to this older child.
(If your study child is a twin, answer for the oldest/first born)
How often does your 8 year old study child react in the following way:

My 8 year old: Likes to be with this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Quarrels with this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Is upset if parted from this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Is unhappy/jealous if you do things just with this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Wants to play with this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Is not much interested in this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Is unhappy/jealous if your partner does things just with this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never
7
No partner

My 8 year old: Misses this older child when not there

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Has a lot of fun with this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

My 8 year old: Teases/needles this older child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never
Now some questions about how often this older child reacts to the study child.

This older child: Likes to be with the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Quarrels with the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Is upset if parted from the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Is unhappy/jealous if you do things just with the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Wants to play with the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Is not much interested in the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Is unhappy/jealous if your partner does things just with the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never
7
No partner

This older child: Misses the 8 year old study child when not there

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Has a lot of fun with the 8 year old study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never

This older child: Teases/needles the study child

1
Frequently
2
Sometimes
3
Rarely or never
The following statements apply to some children. Think about this older child's behaviour over the last six months.
-

1 - Doesn't apply

2 - Applies somewhat

3 - Certainly applies

Is considerate of other people's feelings
Is restless, overactive, cannot stay still for long
Often complains of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness
Shares readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils, etc.)
Often has temper tantrums or hot tempers
Is rather solitary, tends to play alone
Is generally obedient, usually does what adults request
Has many worries, often seems worried
Is helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill
Is constantly fidgeting or squirming
Has at least one good friend
Often fights with other children or bullies them
Is often unhappy, down hearted or tearful
Is generally liked by other children
Is easily distracted, concentration wanders
Is nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Is kind to younger children
Often lies or cheats
Is picked on or bullied by other children
Often volunteers to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Thinks things out before acting
Steals from home, school or elsewhere
Gets on better with adults than with other children
Has many fears, is easily scared
Sees tasks through to the end, has good attention span

Does this older child live all or most of the time in your household?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to J15a below
If no,
qc_J14_a == 1

How many days in a month does this older child spend in your household? ... days

How many

Does this older child have both you and your partner as his/her natural (biological) parents?

1
No
2
have no partner
3
Yes
If yes, go to J17 on page 59
If no, or no husband/partner:
qc_J15_a == 1 || qc_J15_a == 2

Does this older child have (please tick):

1
you as the natural mother (but his/her natural father is not present)
2
your partner as the natural father (but his/her natural mother is not present)
3
neither of his/her natural parents is present
If you as the natural mother (but his/her natural father is not present) to question J15b or neither of his/her natural parents is present to question J15b
qc_J15_b == 1 || qc_J15_b == 3

How often do you or your partner talk to the child's natural father about this older child?

1
once a month or more
2
less than once a month
3
once a year or less
4
never
9
don't know
7
natural father is dead
If your partner as the natural father (but his/her natural mother is not present) to question J15b or neither of his/her natural parents is present to question J15b
qc_J15_b == 2 || qc_J15_b == 3

How often do you or your partner talk to this older child's natural mother about the child?

1
once a month or more
2
less than once a month
3
once a year or less
4
never
9
don't know
7
natural mother is dead

What are your relations with this older child's other parent(s)? Please reply only for the absent natural parent(s). natural mother

1
generally warm and friendly
2
sometimes friendly
3
polite
4
distant
5
usually unfriendly
6
no relationship
7
parent dead

What are your relations with this older child's other parent(s)? Please reply only for the absent natural parent(s). natural father

1
generally warm and friendly
2
sometimes friendly
3
polite
4
distant
5
usually unfriendly
6
no relationship
7
parent dead

How many days a month (on average) does this older child see his/her natural parent(s)? natural mother ... days

How many

How many days a month (on average) does this older child see his/her natural parent(s)? natural father ... days

How many

How many days a month (on average) does this older child see his/her natural parent(s)?

7
both natural parents dead
If both natural parents dead to question J15fiii go to J17 on page 59
qc_J15_f_iii == 7
Else
This older child and the other natural parent(s)
Below are some statements about the older child's relationships with his/her natural parent(s). Please indicate how you think these apply in your situation. (If the relevant natural parent is dead go on to J17 below)
Natural mother Natural father

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

1 - Yes

2 - No

3 - Can't say

The natural parent really loves this child
The natural parent often gets very irritated with this child
The natural parent dislikes the mess and noise that surrounds this child
This older child makes the natural parent pretty happy
The natural parent has frequent battles of will with this child
This older child is very affectionate to the natural parent
This older child gets on the natural parent's nerves
The natural parent seems to feel very close to this child
This older child and your partner:

Below are some statements about your live-in partner's relationships with children. Please indicate if you think these apply to your partner and the older child.

7
Have no partner
If Have no partner to question J17 go to J18 on page 60
Else
Below are some statements about your live-in partner's relationships with children. Please indicate if you think these apply to your partner and the older child.
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

My partner really loves this child
My partner often gets very irritated with this child
My partner dislikes the mess and noise that surrounds this child
This older child makes my partner pretty happy
My partner has frequent battles of will with this child
This older child is very affectionate to my partner
This older child gets on my partner's nerves
My partner seems to feel very close to this child
You and this older child:
Below are some statements about relationships with children. Please indicate if you think these apply to you and this older child.
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

I really love this child
I often get very irritated with this child
I dislike the mess and noise that surrounds this child
This older child makes me pretty happy
I have frequent battles of will with this child
This older child is very affectionate to me
This older child gets on my nerves
I feel very close to this child
Now we are coming back to your 8 year old study child:
The following statements apply to some children. Think about your study child's behaviour over the last six months.
-

1 - Doesn't apply

2 - Applies somewhat

3 - Certainly applies

Has been considerate of other people's feelings
Has been restless, overactive, cannot stay still for long
Has often complained of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness
Has shared readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Has often had temper tantrums or hot tempers
Is rather solitary, tends to play alone
Is generally obedient, usually does what adults request
Has many worries, often seems worried
Is helpful if someone is hurt, upset or feeling ill
Is constantly fidgeting or squirming
Has at least one good friend
Often fights with other children or bullies them
Is often unhappy, down hearted or tearful
Is generally liked by other children
Is easily distracted, concentration wanders
Is nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Is kind to younger children
Often lies or cheats
Is picked on or bullied by other children
Often volunteers to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Thinks things out before acting
Steals from home, school or elsewhere
Gets on better with adults than with other children
Has many fears, is easily scared
Sees tasks through to the end, has good attention span
You and your study child:
Below are some statements about relationships with children. Please indicate how you think these apply in your situation. (As before if your study child is a twin, answer for the first born).
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

I really love this child
I often get very irritated with this child
I dislike the mess and noise that surrounds this child
This child makes me pretty happy
I have frequent battles of will with this child
This child is very affectionate to me
This child gets on my nerves
I feel very close to this child
Your partner and your study child:

Below are some statements about your partner's relationships with children. Please indicate how you think these apply in your situation.

7
Have no partner
If Have no partner to question J21
qc_J21 == 7
Else
Below are some statements about your partner's relationships with children. Please indicate how you think these apply in your situation.
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

My partner really loves this child
My partner often gets very irritated with this child
My partner dislikes the mess and noise that surrounds this child
This child makes my partner pretty happy
My partner has frequent battles of will with this child
This child is very affectionate to my partner
This child gets on my partner's nerves
My partner seems to feel very close to this child
SECTION L:

This questionnaire was completed by: (tick all that apply) Biological mother

1
Yes

This questionnaire was completed by: (tick all that apply) Mother figure

1
Yes

This questionnaire was completed by: (tick all that apply) Other (please tick and describe)

1
Yes
Other

Please give the date on which you completed this questionnaire:

Generic date

Please give the date of birth of your study child:

Date of birth
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Space for any additional comment you would like to make

Long text
NB. Please remember we cannot reply to any comment unless you sign it.
When completed, please return the questionnaire to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health
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MOTHER AND FAMILY
This questionnaire allows us to catch up with your current circumstances, health, diet and lifestyle. We are very grateful to you for helping us in this way.
THANK YOU SO MUCH
General instruction for completing this booklet: Please tick the box that most applies to you. If there is a question or section that you do not wish to answer, please put a line through it.

SECTION A: YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY

Have you ever had any of the following infections? measles
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? mumps
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? chicken pox
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? whooping cough
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? cold sores
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? meningitis
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? genital herpes
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? syphilis
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? gonorrhea
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? urinary infection, cystitis, pyelitis
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? thrush
1
Yes
2
No, never
3
Don't know
Have you ever had any of the following infections? have you ever had any other unusual infections (Please tick and describe)
1
Yes
2
No, never
Other
Have you ever had any of the following operations: tonsils out
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: adenoids out
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: hernia repair
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: appendix out
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: gall bladder out
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: D and C (a scrape)
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: varicose vein repair
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: squint repaired
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: plastic surgery
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: grommets/tubes in your ears
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: caesarean section
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: hip replacement
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: wisdom tooth removed
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: hysterectomy
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had any of the following operations: other type of operation (please tick & describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
Have you ever had any of the following problems: hay fever
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: indigestion
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: bulimia
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: asthma
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: eczema
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: epilepsy
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: ME or chronic fatigue syndrome
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: migraine
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: back pain/slipped disc
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: kidney disease*
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: varicose veins
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: haemorrhoids/piles
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: rheumatism
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: arthritis
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: psoriasis
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: stomach ulcer
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: drug addiction
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: alcoholism
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: schizophrenia
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: anorexia nervosa
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: severe depression
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: other psychiatric problem*
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
3
No never
Have you ever had any of the following problems: other problem(s)* (please tick & describe)
1
Yes, had it recently (in past year)
2
Yes, in past, not recently
Have you ever had any of the following problems: * please tick appropriate box and describe below
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Have you ever had diabetes?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A4b on page 6
Have you only had it when you were pregnant?
1
Yes
2
No
How is/was it treated?
1
insulin injections
2
other drugs
3
diet only
How old were you when you first developed it? ... years
Age
Have you ever had hypertension (high blood pressure)?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A5 below
Have you had it only when you were pregnant?
1
Yes
2
No
How old were you when you first developed it? ... years
Age
Do you have hypertension nowadays?
1
Yes
2
No
Are there any problems for which you have regular treatment or medicine nowadays?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A6 below

please describe the problem and regular treatment or medicine:

Problem Treatment or medicine
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1
2
3
4
Would you say that you were allergic to anything?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7 on page 7
is it to: cat
1
Yes
2
No
is it to: pollen
1
Yes
2
No
is it to: dust
1
Yes
2
No
is it to: insect bites or stings
1
Yes
2
No
is it to: medication (e.g. penicillin)
1
Yes
2
No
is it to: something else (Please tick & describe)
1
Yes
2
No
Other

Have you had any of the following in the past two years:

-

1 - Yes often

2 - Yes, sometimes

3 - No, not at all

attacks of wheezing with whistling on the chest
a dry itchy rash
a blotchy blistery rash (hives)
sneezing attacks
runny nose
watery eyes
attacks of breathlessness
cough often during the night
cough often when you wake in the morning
How old were you when your periods first started? ... years
Age
77
have not had periods
99
do not remember
Would you say your periods are regular nowadays?
1
yes
2
no, not very regular
3
no periods at all
If no periods go to A8d below