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YOUR HEALTH, EVENTS AND FEELINGS
This questionnaire aims to find out what problems parents have. Your answers will help us to identify those problems that may be solved by changes in the health care system, or in society. It should be filled in by the mother or person taking the place of the mother.
To answer simply tick the box which is most accurate in your opinion.
Some questions are the same as those you have answered before. 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 study child was 18 months old?
-

1 - Yes and consulted doctor

2 - Yes but did not consult doctor

3 - No

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 study child was 18 months old? other problems (please tick and describe)

1
Yes and consulted doctor
2
Yes but did not consult doctor
3
No
Other
Since your study child was 18 months old how often have you taken the following?
I have taken: Other pill, medicine, treatment, drug or medicine (please describe each and state how frequently you have taken since your study child was 18 months old) . cs_dash cs_qA3

1 - Every day

2 - Often

3 - Sometimes

4 - Not at all

sleeping pills 1 -
sleeping pills 2 -
vitamins 1 -
vitamins 2 -
cannabis/marihuana 1 -
cannabis/marihuana 2 -
tranquillisers 1 -
tranquillisers 2 -
pills for depression 1 -
pills for depression 2 -
hormone tablets 1 -
hormone tablets 2 -
antibiotics 1 -
antibiotics 2 -
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc) 1 -
painkillers (aspirin, paracetamol, etc) 2 -
amphetamines or other stimulants 1 -
amphetamines or other stimulants 2 -
contraceptive pill 1 -
contraceptive pill 2 -
iron 1 -
iron 2 -
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine 1 -
heroin, methadone, crack, cocaine 2 -
anticonvulsants 1 -
anticonvulsants 2 -
steroids 1 -
steroids 2 -
Please list all the names of the actual medicines, pills or ointments that you have taken in the past month:

Check Have you included the contraceptive pill, iron tablets, laxatives, v itamins, sleeping tablets, aspirin, cough mixture, pain killers, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine?

What did you take: About how many days did you take or use it? How often per day?
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Since your study child was 18 months old have you had to go and stay in hospital?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A6 below
If yes,
qc_A5_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?
How many

1 - Yes

2 - No

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1st admission
2nd admission
3rd admission
In the past month, have you had any of the following:
-

1 - Almost all the time

2 - Sometimes

3 - Not at all

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, have you had any of the following: other problem(please tick and describe)

1
Almost all the time
2
Sometimes
3
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

In general, do you enjoy it?

1
yes, very much
2
yes, somewhat
3
no, not a lot
4
no, not at all
5
no sex at the moment

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 these go to A9 on page 8
qc_A8_a == 3 || qc_A8_a == 4
Else
What forms of contraception are you using now? (tick all that you have used in the past month or so)
-

1 - Yes

withdrawal
the pill
IUCD/coil
condom/sheath
calendar/rhythm method
diaphragm/cap
spermicide
none

What forms of contraception are you using now? (tick all that you have used in the past month or so) other (please describe)

1
Yes
Other

Since having this study child have you been pregnant at all?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10 on Page 10
If yes,
qc_A9_a == 1

How many times have you been pregnant since having this study child?

How many
For these pregnancies please give: (If you have had more than 3 pregnancies, please continue on the next page).
(_pregnancy <= qc_A9_b) && (_pregnancy < 7) (_pregnancy <= qc_A9_b) && (_pregnancy < 7)

date of your last menstrual period before the pregnancy (if you remember it)

Generic date

what happened:

1
miscarriage
2
abortion/termination for unwanted pregnancy
3
termination for problem (please describe)
4
still pregnant
5
baby born
6
other (please describe)
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please give actual date of delivery or end of pregnancy:

(If still pregnant put 77 77 7)

Generic date

do/did you have any problems?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_A9_c_iv == 1

please describe:

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If more than 6 pregnancies, please describe others on a separate page.

How would you describe your most recent periods: how heavy are your periods?

1
Very
2
Moderately
3
Mildly
4
Not at all
7
No periods

How would you describe your most recent periods: how painful are your periods?

1
Very
2
Moderately
3
Mildly
4
Not at all
7
No periods

How would you describe your most recent periods: irreular

1
Very
2
Moderately
3
Mildly
4
Not at all
7
No periods

how many days does bleeding usually last? ... days

How many

Have you ever had a D and C (scrape)?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
If yes,
qc_A11 == 1

Was this because of : heavy periods

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : painful periods

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : fibroids

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : termination

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : infertility

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : miscarriage

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : don't know

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No

Was this because of : other (please tick and describe)

(tick all that apply)

1
Yes
2
No
Other
SECTION B: MORE ABOUT YOURSELF
Handedness.
Read each of the questions below. Decide which hand you use for each activity. If you are unsure, try it out.

Which hand: do you normally use to write?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: do you use to draw?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: do you use to throw a ball?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: would you use to hold a racket or bat?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: do you use to hold your toothbrush to clean your teeth?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: holds a knife when you are cutting things?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: holds a hammer when you are driving a nail?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: would you use to hold a match to strike it?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: would you use to hold a rubber to rub out a mark on paper?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: do you use to deal from a pack of cards?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hand: do you use to hold the thread when threading a needle?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either
Footedness

Which foot: would you use to kick a ball to someone?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which foot: would you use to pick up a pebble with your toes?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which foot: would you use to step on an insect or something similar?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which foot: would you put on a chair first if you had to step onto the chair?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either
Eyedness

which eye would you use to look through a telescope?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

if you had to look into a dark bottle to see how full it was, which eye would you use?

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either

Which hands do various members of your family use? the study child's father

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either
9
Don't Know

Which hands do various members of your family use? your own mother

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either
9
Don't Know

Which hands do various members of your family use? your own father

1
Left
2
Right
3
Either
9
Don't Know
Thinking back to your childhood, (i.e. up to the age of 16) please answer the following questions:

What sort of home were you mostly brought up in?

1
house
2
flat
3
caravan
4
other please describe
Other

was this:

1
council housing
2
being bought
3
owned
4
other rented
5
other please describe
9
Don't know
Other

Did you have any household pets?

1
Yes always
2
Yes, for part of time
3
No, not at all

Would you say that as a family you did things together?

1
Yes often
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, not at all
7
was not in a family

Did you feel neglected emotionally during your childhood?

1
Yes, severely neglected
2
Yes, somewhat neglected
3
No, not at all

Were you physically neglected as a child (e.g. not fed or clothed properly)?

1
Yes, severely neglected
2
Yes, somewhat neglected
3
No, not at all

Were you physically abused (e.g. beaten) as a child?

1
Yes, severely abused
2
Yes, somewhat abused
3
No, not at all
If yes,
qc_B5_f == 1 || qc_B5_f == 2

who abused you? (tick all that apply) mother

1
Yes
2
No

who abused you? (tick all that apply) father

1
Yes
2
No

who abused you? (tick all that apply) someone else

1
Yes
Other

how old were you when this first happened? ...years

Age in years

How would you describe the relationship between your mother and father when you were growing up?

7
Single parent family always
If Single parent family always to question B5g go to h below
qc_B5_g == 7
Else
How would you describe the relationship between your mother and father when you were growing up?
-

1 - Yes, always

2 - Yes, frequently

3 - Yes, sometimes

4 - No, not at all

violent
affectionate
quarrelsome
happy
frightening
friendly
respectful of one another
remote or distant from one another

Space for anything else you might like to tell us about your childhood.

Long text

Did you like school?

1
yes always
2
yes mostly
3
it was alright
4
no, not really
5
no, definitely not

Was school a valuable experience for you?

1
yes, very valuable
2
yes, generally valuable
3
I'm not sure
4
no, generally not valuable
5
no, of no value

Were you frequently away from school? before age 11

1
Yes
2
No

Were you frequently away from school? aged 11 or more

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_B8_a_i == 1 || qc_B8_a_ii == 1
why was this?
Before age 11 After age 11

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

illness
truancy
other (please tick and describe)

why was this? other (please tick and describe)

Other
SECTION C: YOUR OPINION OF YOURSELF
Below are some statements. Please say how true they are of you.

I feel that I am a person of worth, at least equal to others.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel I have a number of good qualities.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I am able to do things as well as most other people.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel I do not have much to be proud of.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I take a positive attitude towards myself.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

Sometimes I think I am no good at all.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I am a useful person to have around.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel I cannot do anything right.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

When I do a job I do it well.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I feel that my life is not very useful.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true

I am unlucky.

1
Almost always true
2
Often true
3
Sometimes true
4
Seldom true
5
Never true
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 may 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 family?

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 often have excessive sweating or fluttering of the heart?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you find yourself needing to cry?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

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

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Do you lose the ability to feel sympathy for others?

1
Very often
2
Often
3
Not very often
4
Never

Can you think 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

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
In the past week:

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

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
In the past week:

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 study child was 18 months old? If so, please assess how much effect it had on you.

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner died

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: One of your children died

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: A friend or relative died

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: One of your children was ill

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner was ill

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: A friend or relative was ill

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were admitted to hospital

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were in trouble with the law

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were divorced

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You found that your partner didn't want your child

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were very ill

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner lost his job

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner had problems at work

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You had problems at work

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You lost your job

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner went away

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner was in trouble with the law

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You and your partner separated

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your income was reduced

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You argued with your partner

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You argued with your family and friends

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You moved house

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to you

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You became homeless

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You had a major financial problem

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You got married

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner was physically cruel to your children

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were physically cruel to your children

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You attempted suicide

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were convicted of an offence

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You became pregnant

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You started a new job

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You returned to work

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You had a miscarriage

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You had an abortion

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You took an examination

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to you

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner was emotionally cruel to your children

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You were emotionally cruel to your children

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your house or car was burgled

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: Your partner started a new job

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: A pet died

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

Since the study child was 18 months old: You had an accident (please tick and describe)

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

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_E44_a == 1

please describe :

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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 your study child was 18 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 tick and describe)
Other

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

1
live in own home (or shared with partner)
2
live in partner's home
3
live with your parents in their home
4
live with your partner's parents in their home
5
other situation (please tick and 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
a room in someone else's house
7
other (please tick and 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 number
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's bedroom In other rooms

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

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 tick and describe)

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

Other

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

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 study child sleeps

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

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

1
solid fuel
2
oil
3
gas
4
electricity
5
other (please tick and describe)
7
no central heating
Other
If no central heating to question F8a go to F9 below,
qc_F8_a == 7
Else

how is heating distributed?

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

where is the boiler?

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

Do you use 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: ... day ... night

(If you don't keep to any particular temperature put 87)

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What temperature do you try to keep to in winter: In your study child's bedroom: ... day ... night

(If you don't keep to any particular temperature put 87)

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Do you use gas for cooking?

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

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

1
Yes
2
No
7
don't have cooker
If yes,
qc_F11 == 1

please describe:

Generic text
When you are cooking, how often do you get rid of the smells and steam using the following?
-

1 - Usually

2 - Sometimes

3 - Not at all

open windows
ventaxia/air extractor
extractor hood which vents to outside
extractor hood with charcoal that doesn't vent to outside

When you are cooking, how often do you get rid of the smells and steam using the following? other (please tick and describe)

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Not at all
Other

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 sole use of the following amenities or are they shared with other household(s)?
-

1 - Yes sole use

2 - Yes shared

3 - No

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

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

1
Yes, we own a car
2
Yes, we can borrow a car
3
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't know

Does your home have chimneys?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F19 below
If yes,
qc_F18_d == 1

have they been blocked up?

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

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

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F20 on page 31
If yes,
qc_F19_a == 1

How much of a problem is damp or condensation?

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

How much of a problem is mould?

1
no mould
2
not serious
3
fairly serious
4
very serious

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?
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

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?
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

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?
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

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't know

Other

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

Other

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

Other

1 - Yes

2 - No

9 - Don't know

Other
painted
wall papered
new carpet
new furniture

How would you rate your home in relation to that of 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't know

How would you rate your home in relation to that of 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't know
Here is a list of some things that can be a problem in people's homes or in the neighbourhood. How much of a problem are the following for you and your family?
-

1 - Serious problem

2 - Minor problem

3 - Not a problem

4 - No opinion

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

Here is a list of some things that can be a problem in people's homes or in the neighbourhood. How much of a problem are the following for you and your family? Other problems (please tick and describe)

1
Serious problem
2
Minor problem
3
Not a problem
4
No opinion
Other
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 tick and 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 for second or third time
If married,
qc_G3_a == 5 || qc_G3_a == 6

what was the date of the most recent marriage?

Generic date

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

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

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

(put 00 for from birth or before birth)

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's father is dead

does he help support the child financially?

1
yes, on a regular basis
2
yes, occasionally
3
no
7
child's father is dead

Is the present 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

(put 00 for from birth)

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's mother is dead

does she help support the child financially?

1
yes, on a regular basis
2
yes, occasionally
3
no
7
child's mother is dead
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 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)
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Do you agree with the statements: No family is complete until there is a pet in the home

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Strongly disagree

Do you agree with the statements: Pets should have the same rights and privileges as family members

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Strongly disagree

Do you have any pets?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G10 on page 38
If yes,
qc_G9_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/terrapins ... Number

How many

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

How many
Other

Would you say that owning a pet has helped your health?

1
Yes, improved it
2
No, made it worse
3
No effect

How often do you take pets along when you visit friends or relatives?

1
Never
2
Occasionally
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

How often are your feelings towards people affected by the way they react to your pets?

1
Never
2
Occasionally
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Always

Do you keep a picture of your pet(s) with you or on display at home or at work?

1
Yes
2
No
Do any of the following animals or insects inhabit or invade your home or cause dirty conditions in your balcony, garden or yard?
-

1 - Yes frequently

2 - Yes occasionally

3 - No not at all

rats
mice
pigeons
cats
cockroaches
ants
dogs
woodlice

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

1
Yes frequently
2
Yes occasionally
3
No not at all
Other
Below are questions about financial matters. We realise this may be a sensitive subject. As with all our questions you may leave this section out if you want to. [However, if you can complete it, it will be of great importance to us].

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 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 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 £10
3
£10 - £19
4
£20 - £29
5
£30 - £39
6
£40 - £49
9
£50 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
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 49
If yes,
qc_H1_a == 1 || qc_H1_a == 2

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
The section below is concerned with your relationship 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 your study child. Please indicate whether he has had any of these since your study child was 18 months old.
-

1 - Yes, and saw a doctor

2 - Yes, but did not see a doctor

3 - No, not at all

4 - Do not know

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 your study child. Please indicate whether he has had any of these since your study child was 18 months old. Partner had: other condition(s)(please tick and describe)

1
Yes, and saw a doctor
2
Yes, but did not see a doctor
3
No, not at all
4
Do not know
Other
Below are some statements about partner's relationships with young children. Please indicate how you feel in your particular situation.
-

1 - This is always how I feel

2 - This is sometimes how I feel

3 - I never feel this way

My partner really loves this child.
My partner is glad that I had this child when I did
I like to watch him play with the child
I am afraid to leave the child alone with him because I think he might be violent
My partner seems to feel very close to this child
This child never gets on his nerves
He really cannot bear it when this child cries
I think my partner is excited as he gradually watches this child develop
My partner feels anxious when someone other than us looks after this child
He doesn't mind the mess that surrounds a young child.
This child makes my partner very happy

How many cigarettes per day does your partner currently smoke?

(If none, put 00)

How many

Is your partner currently employed?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to Question H7 on Page 43
If yes,
qc_H6_a == 1

What is his occupation?

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Has he had the same job since this child was 18 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, easygoing

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 together
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 together
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 together
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 together
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 together
0
Someone else

Who does these various household tasks? washing clothes

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

Who does these various household tasks? ironing

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

Who decides: when to do repairs or redecorate

1
Me always
2
Me mostly
3
Sometimes me, sometimes my partner
4
Partner mostly
5
Partner always
6
Always both of us together
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 together
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?
-

1 - Very satisfied

2 - Moderately satisfied

3 - Somewhat dissatisfied

4 - Very dissatisfied

handling family finances
demonstrations of affection
sex
amount of time spent together
making major decisions
household tasks
leisure time interests & 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 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?
-

1 - Yes, I did this

2 - Yes, he did this

3 - Yes, we both did this

4 - No, not at all

not speaking to partner for more than half an hour
one of you walking out of the house
shouting at partner and/or calling partner names
hitting or slapping partner
throwing or deliberately breaking things
In the past three months how often have you done these things with your partner?
-

1 - Never

2 - Less than once a month

3 - less than once a week

4 - At least once a week

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:
-

1 - Never

2 - Less than once a week

3 - 1 - 3 times a week

4 - Most days

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* nearly every day
5
Drinks 3-9 glasses* every day
6
Drinks at least 10 glasses* a day
9
Don't know
[*by glass we mean pub measures (1oz) of spirits or 1/2 pints (1/4 litre) of beer or cider]

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't know
Below are attitudes and behaviours which people reveal in their close relationships. Please rate you r partner's attitudes and behaviour towards you in recent times and tick the most appropriate box for each item.
-

1 - Very true

2 - Moderately true

3 - Somewhat true

4 - Not at all true

Is very considerate of me
Wants me to take his side in an argument
Wants to know exactly what I'm doing and where I am
Is a good companion
Is affectionate to me
Is clearly hurt if I don't accept his views
Tends to try to change me
Confides closely in me
Tends to criticize me over small issues
Understands my problems and worries
Tends to order me about
Insists I do exactly as I'm told
Is physically gentle and considerate
Makes me feel needed
Wants me to change in small ways
Is very loving to me
Seeks to dominate me
Is fun to be with
Wants to change me in big ways
Tends to control everything I do
Shows his appreciation of me
Is critical of me in private
Is gentle and kind to me
Speaks to me in a warm and friendly voice
SECTION I: SAFETY EQUIPMENT
How many of the following do you have? (If none put 00)
Number If you have them are any used?

1 - Yes

2 - No

How many

1 - Yes

2 - No

How many

1 - Yes

2 - No

How many

1 - Yes

2 - No

How many
Safety gate/barriers
Fire guards
Smoke alarms
Electric socket covers*
Windows with locks/bars*
Door slam protectors*
Child car seats
(* If all sockets, windows, doors in the home are protected put 66)

Do you have a pond or pool in your garden?

1
Yes
2
No
7
Don't have a garden
If yes,
qc_I2_a == 1

is there a fence around it?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had any training in first aid?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to J1 on page 50
If yes,
qc_I3 == 1

please describe

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SECTION J: 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

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 yes,
qc_J2_a == 1

how many days a week: ... days

How many

Since having this study child, have you started work?

1
no
2
yes, but work at home
3
yes, work outside home
If no, go to Question J11 on Page 53
If yes,
qc_J3_a == 2 || qc_J3_a == 3

how old was this study child when you started? ... months

Age in months

are you still working?

1
Yes
2
No
If no,
qc_J3_c == 2

when did you finish?

Generic date
Now go to J13 on Page 53
If yes,
qc_J3_c == 1

what job(s) are you doing (please describe the job you do and the type of industry/employer(s) you work for)

Generic text

How many hours a week do you now work? ... hours

How many

Does this include weekends?

1
Yes
2
No
3
sometimes

Do you work in the evenings or at night?

1
Yes
2
No
3
sometimes

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

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

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

1
Yes
2
No

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

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work? career

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work? enjoyment

1
Yes
2
No

What are the main reasons you work? to get out of the home

1
Yes
2
No

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

1
Yes
2
No
Other

Are you working at the same status as you did before you had your study child?

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

Do you find your job satisfying?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Sometimes

Do you wish that you could generally spend more time with this child?

1
yes often
2
yes sometimes
3
yes but rarely
4
no not at all

How do you usually travel to work? (Tick all that apply)

7
Work at home
If Work at home to question J8a Go to J9 below
qc_J8_a == 7
Else
How do you usually travel to work? (Tick all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

public transport (bus, train)
car
cycle
walk

How do you usually travel to work? (Tick all that apply) other (please tick and describe)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

How long does it usually take: to travel to work

1
Less than 15 mins
2
15-29 mins
3
30-59 mins
4
An hour or more

How long does it usually take: to travel home from work

1
Less than 15 mins
2
15-29 mins
3
30-59 mins
4
An hour or more
Below are statements about how working affects being a parent. Please indicate which is true for you:
-

1 - Yes almost always

2 - Yes often

3 - Not very often

4 - Never

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

Do you worry about your study child when you are at work?

1
Yes often
2
yes sometimes
3
No

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

1
Yes often
2
yes sometimes
3
No
If you are working please now go to Question J13 on page 53
If you are not working:
qc_J3_a == 1

Have you chosen not to work so that you can stay at home with your child?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes, go to Question J12 below
If no,
qc_J11_a == 2

Have you been looking for work?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to J12 below
If yes,
qc_J11_b == 1

for how long have you been seeking work? ... months

How many

How has not working made you feel? depressed

1
Yes
2
No

How has not working made you feel? bored

1
Yes
2
No

How has not working made you feel? angry

1
Yes
2
No

How has not working made you feel? happy

1
Yes
2
No

How has not working made you feel? don't mind

1
Yes
2
No

How has not working made you feel? other (please tick and 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 do you think you have 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 alcoholic drinks? wine

1
Yes
2
No

Do you or your partner make your own alcoholic drinks? beer

1
Yes
2
No

Do you or your partner make your own alcoholic drinks? spirits

1
Yes
2
No

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 this study child

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
You and your study child.
The following statements are about how you feel about the study 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 really enjoy this child
I would have preferred that we had not had this child when we did
I feel confident with my child
I dislike the mess that surrounds my child
It is a great pleasure to watch my child develop
I really cannot bear it when the child cries
I feel constantly unsure if I'm doing the right thing for my child
I feel I should be enjoying my child but am not
I feel I have no time to myself
Having this child has made me feel more fulfilled
children are fun
SECTION K: YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: visit your home

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

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: argue with you

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

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

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

Do the other people in your neighbourhood: keep to themselves

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

Do you: visit the home of your neighbours

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

Do you: argue with your neighbours

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

Do you: look after your neighbours' children

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

Do you: keep to yourself

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

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

1
a very good place to live
2
a fairly good place to live
3
not a very good place to live
4
not at all a good place to live

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 L: MORE ABOUT YOUR STUDY PREGNANCY
It is now a long time since your study baby was born, but as the result of our research so far there are some more questions we would like to ask about that time.

At the time you became pregnant about how many silver (amalgam) fillings did you have in your mouth?

0
none
1
One
2
2-3
3
4 or more
9
don't remember

During your study pregnancy, did you go to the dentist at all?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Unsure
If yes,
qc_L1 == 1

did you have any teeth out?

1
Yes
2
No

did you have any new silver (dental amalgam) fillings put in?

1
Yes
2
No

did you have any old silver (dental amalgam) fillings taken out?

1
Yes
2
No

did you have dental gas?

1
Yes
2
No

did you have a dental X ray?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_L1_e == 1

how many X rays altogether during the study pregnancy? ... times

How many

During the first months of the study pregnancy, did you have any bleeding episodes?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
If yes,
qc_L2_a == 1

If yes, please describe these:

1
spotting only
2
one bleed a bit like a period
3
quite heavy bleeding
4
other (please describe)
Other

Are you and the father of the study child related by blood to one another?

1
No, not at all
2
Yes, 1st cousins
3
Yes, other (please describe)
Other
ULTRASOUND in your Study Child's pregnancy.
Please try to remember where and when you had ultrasound scans and list them below, if you can (including miniscans).
PLACE WHO DID IT? (G.P., Midwife Hospital doctor, Radiographer) DATE (if known)
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1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
13th
14th
15th

Were any of these called Doppler scans, (with a wave pattern on the screen and the sound of your baby's heartbeat)?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
If yes, put a * by each such scan above.

Were any of the scans: to look at the baby's movements?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

Were any of the scans: to see if the child was growing properly?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

Were any of the scans: other reason (please tick and describe)

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
Other

Were any of the scans: vaginal? (i.e. the probe was put into the vagina)

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
SECTION M: CHEMICALS IN YOUR ENVIRONMENT
In the last few months, how often have you used the following at home:
-

1 - Every day

2 - Most days

3 - About once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Not at all

disinfectant
bleach
window cleaner
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
moth repellant (moth balls)

In the last few months, how often have you used the following at home: other chemical (please tick and 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 study child ever exposed to other chemicals or fumes?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_M2 == 1

please describe:

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What type of powder or detergent do you usually wash the study child's clothes in?
Brand Type (e.g. biological)
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1.
2.

How often during the day are you in a room or enclosed place where people are smoking? weekdays

1
all the time
2
more than 5 hours
3
3-5 hours
4
1-2 hours
5
less than 1 hour
6
not at all

How often during the day are you in a room or enclosed place where people are smoking? weekends

1
all the time
2
more than 5 hours
3
3-5 hours
4
1-2 hours
5
less than 1 hour
6
not at all
SECTION N: HEALTH SERVICES

Most young children get an ear problem at some time. Has your study child ever had an earache or ear infection?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to N19 on page 66
qc_N0 == 2
Else
If your child has had earache or ear infections, please answer the following questions.
When your 'Children of the Nineties' child has an earache or ear infection, what do you do?
-

1 - Always (or yes, if only one illness)

2 - Usually

3 - Sometimes

4 - Never (or no, if only one illness)

Contact the family doctor (GP)
Contact your health visitor
Ask the chemist about it
Seek advice from family and friends
Treat it yourself
Wait for it to clear up by itself

When your 'Children of the Nineties' child has an earache or ear infection, what do you do? Other (please tick and describe)

1
Always (or yes, if only one illness)
2
Usually
3
Sometimes
4
Never (or no, if only one illness)
Other
If you have never taken your child to the doctor for an earache or ear infection, please go to N6 on page 63.
qc_N1_a-f$1;1 == 4
Else
When you took your child to the doctor because you thought he/she had earache and was fretful, did the doctor:
-

1 - Always (or yes, if only one illness)

2 - Usually

3 - Sometimes

4 - Never (or no, if only one illness)

5 - Not sure

Prescribe an antibiotic
Prescribe something else
Refer your child to someone else

If your doctor has prescribed medicine or tablets for your child's ear problems, have you usually:(tick one)

1
used it all up
2
used it until he/she seemed better
3
saved some in case he/she gets another attack
4
shared it with someone else who needed it
5
found it didn't agree with him/her and went back to the doctor
6
found it didn't agree with him/her and stopped giving it
7
Doctor didn't prescribe anything
If you have taken your study child to the doctor for an ear problem, has the doctor (or surgery nurse) explained all that you wanted to know:
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

About your child's ear problem
About the treatment or reason for no treatment
About what else you could do

Does your study child attend nursery/playgroup/child-minder?

1
Yes
2
No
If No, go to N8a on page 64
qc_N6 == 2
Else

If your child had an earache or ear infection, did you: Let him/her go to nursery/play-group/child-minder

1
Always (or yes, if only one illness)
2
Usually
3
Sometimes
4
Never (or no, if only one illness)

If your child had an earache or ear infection, did you: Keep him/her at home

1
Always (or yes, if only one illness)
2
Usually
3
Sometimes
4
Never (or no, if only one illness)

If your child had an earache or ear infection, did you: Make other arrangements (please tick and describe)

1
Always (or yes, if only one illness)
2
Usually
3
Sometimes
4
Never (or no, if only one illness)
Other

During the last 12 months, about how many days has he/she missed nursery/playgroup or not been with the child-minder because of ear problems? ... days

How many

In the past 12 months, about how many times have you or your partner had to take time off work because of your child's ear problems? Self ... times

How many

In the past 12 months, about how many times have you or your partner had to take time off work because of your child's ear problems? Partner ... times

How many
If no times go to N10a
qc_N8_a_i == '0' && qc_N8_a_ii == '0'
Else

How many days off would this add up to altogether? Self ... days

How many

How many days off would this add up to altogether? Partner ... days

How many
If you or your partner had to take time off because your child had ear problems, did you usually: (tick as many as apply)
You Partner

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

lose pay
take it as holiday
say you were ill or give some other reason
make up the time later
no time off work/not working

In the last 6 months how many times have you taken your child to the doctor for ear problems? ... times

How many

Thinking of the last 6 months, can you say how much your child's ear problems have cost the family? Please add up carefully all the costs you can think of (eg:for travel to the doctor counted at 15p per mile, loss of pay, extra medicines, extra child-care, etc)

1
Up to £10
2
£11 - £30
3
£31 - £100
4
over £100
5
not sure

How much of a burden has this been for your household finances?

1
small
2
moderate
3
heavy
4
no problem

Did your child's ear problems mean you needed to give him/her more attention than you would otherwise have done?

1
no
2
a little
3
more than a little
4
a lot

How much time have you lost for leisure activities because of these problems? (Please total it up over 6 months) Self ... hours

How many

How much time have you lost for leisure activities because of these problems? (Please total it up over 6 months) Partner ... hours

How many
Who seemed to understand how difficult it can be to have a child with ear/hearing problems:

(tick all those who really understand)

-

1 - Yes

Partner
Other family member
Play-group staff/teacher
Health visitor/school nurse
G.P.
No-one
I don't think it's difficult

Who seemed to understand how difficult it can be to have a child with ear/hearing problems: Other person (please describe)

(tick all those who really understand)

1
Yes
Other

Are there any other children living in your household?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question N15 Go to N19 below
qc_N15 == 2
Else

Have your other children had ear problems?

1
Yes, older child has had ear problems
2
Yes, younger child has had ear problems
3
Yes, both older & younger children have had ear problems