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MY SON AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL
This should be completed by the study child's chief carer
All answers are confidential
To answer simply tick the box that is most accurate in your opinion.
If you cannot answer certain questions leave them out and go on to the next one.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
SECTION A: HIS ENVIRONMENT

How many schools has he gone to since his 5th birthday? ... schools

How many

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. infant school

1
Yes

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. primary school

1
Yes

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. private (fee paying )

1
Yes

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. boarding school

1
Yes

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. studies at home

1
Yes

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. special school*

1
Yes

What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. not able to be taught

1
Yes
*If special school
qc_A1_g == 1

please describe type

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How does he get to school?
Going Coming back

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

He walks
He goes in a wheelchair
By public transport
School bus/coach
By car
Rides bicycle
Other (please tick and describe)

How does he get to school? Other (please tick and describe)

Other

How far away is the school?

1
less than 1/2 mile (1 km) away
2
1/2 - 1 mile (1-2 km) away
3
1 - 5 miles (2-8 km) away
4
more than 5 miles (8 km) away

How long does it take to get there in the morning? ... minutes

How many
We would like to know what happens after school.

Does he usually go straight home?

1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to A4c below
If no,
qc_A4_a == 1

where does he go? to a relative's home

1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never

where does he go? to a friend's home

1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never

where does he go? to a childminder

1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never

where does he go? school club

1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never

If no, where does he go? plays outside

1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never

where does he go? other (please tick and describe)

1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
Other

If he goes straight home are you always there too?

1
yes, always
2
yes, usually
3
yes, sometimes
4
no, hardly ever

Are you interested in what your child does at school?

1
Yes very
2
Yes mostly
3
No, not really

Are you happy with the teaching your son is getting at school?

1
Yes very
2
Yes mostly
3
No, not really

Are you happy with the progress your son is making at school?

1
Yes very
2
Yes mostly
3
No, not really

Has he ever been excluded (expelled) from school?

1
Yes
2
No
Apart from yourself, who has regularly looked after your child when he is not at school? (Please answer for each person or place including childminder or neighbour regularly involved)
Childcare on schooldays in the past 6 months Please list below all regular arrangements before or after school.
Person and/or place (e.g. childminder - her home; after school clubs, neighbour etc.) Number of hours per week
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1
2
3
Weekend childcare in the past 6 months Please list below all regular childcare arrangements during the weekend
Person and/or place (e.g. grandmother, my home) Number of hours per week Saturday Number of hours per week Sunday
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1
2
3
Childcare during school holidays Please list the arrangements made when childcare was needed during school holidays in the past year.
Person and/or place Number of hours per week
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1
2
3
How much time on average does he spend each day:
on a school weekday on a weekend day on normal days in school holidays

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

in a car, bus or other transport
out of doors in summer
out of doors in winter
watching TV
with other children
drawing, making, constructing things
playing by himself
school homework
reading books for pleasure
playing musical instruments
using a computer
on the telephone

How often during a day is he 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 a day is he 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

On a day when the weather is reasonable where does he prefer to play?

1
prefers out of doors
2
prefers indoors
3
no preference

Does he prefer to play:

1
on his own
2
with other children
3
either
4
doesn't play at all

Does he like to take part in competitive games? (i.e. one with winners and losers)

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No, not at all
4
Don't know

Does he take a leading role when playing with other children?

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No, not at all
4
Don't know

Does he like making up stories?

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No, not at all
4
Don't know

Do you insist: that he goes to bed at bedtime

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you insist: that he obeys you

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you insist: that he eats what you give him

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you insist: that he is polite to adults

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you insist: that he is considerate of others' feelings

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you insist: that he keeps himself clean

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you insist: that he keeps his belongings tidy

1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist

Do you object: if he makes a lot of noise

1
Yes I object always
2
Sometimes I object
3
I never object

Do you object: if he brings friends home

1
Yes I object always
2
Sometimes I object
3
I never object

Do you object: if he interrupts your conversation

1
Yes I object always
2
Sometimes I object
3
I never object

Does he have, for his own use:

1
a mobile phone
2
a pager
3
no, neither of these
SECTION B: SUNSHINE AND SUNBURN

Since his 6th birthday has your study child ever been sunburnt so badly that there were blisters or pain that lasted at least 2 days?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B2a below
If yes,
qc_B1 == 1

please state what age he was at each time this happened: 6 years old

1
yes, got badly sunburnt

please state what age he was at each time this happened: 7 years old

1
yes, got badly sunburnt

please state what age he was at each time this happened: 8 years old

1
yes, got badly sunburnt

please state what age he was at each time this happened: 9 years old

1
yes, got badly sunburnt
Please think through the child's life - and try to remember how many days each year, the child would have been in the sun for at least 4 hours each day. We realise how difficult this is, but please make your best guess.
NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE SUN

1 - None

2 - 1-9

3 - 10-19

4 - 20-29

5 - 30-39

6 - 40 or more

6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old
Were any of these days when the child was in the sun for at least 4 hours spent beside the sea (or a lake or river)?
- If yes, about how many days?

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many
6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old
Were any of the days when the child was in the sun for at least 4 hours spent abroad?
- If yes, please say where How many days?
How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

Generic textHow many

1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old
When in the sun in the summer, does your child usually:
-

1 - Yes always

2 - Yes usually

3 - Yes sometimes

4 - No never

wear a hat
wear something to keep his skin covered
have sun block, sun screen, lotion or cream
avoid midday sun

If your child has sun block, sun lotion or cream put on her skin, please say what factor is usually used:

1
1-3
2
4-7
3
8-14
4
15-20
5
21-25
6
25+
9
can't say

Some sun creams also have a star system. If you can, please say how many stars are usually used:

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
9
can't say
_sunblock < 7

If possible give the full name of the sun block, sun lotion or creams used on your child (e.g. Johnson's Children's Sensitive Skin Waterproof Sun Cream Factor 25)

Generic text

When you are out in the sun with your child, about how often do you put sun lotion or cream on him?

1
Once only
2
Every 3-4 hours
3
Every 2 hours
4
Every hour
5
Every 1/2 hour
SECTION C: HIS ACTIVITIES
About how often does your child do the following:

How often does he: go swimming

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all

How often does he: play a musical instrument (e.g. piano, recorder) Please tick & describe

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: go to special groups (such as Cubs or Brownies) Please tick and describe group

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: go to Sunday School

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all

How often does he: go to special classes or clubs for some activity (e.g. dancing, judo, sports) Please tick and describe

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: go to special classes because of learning difficulty Please tick and describe

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: classes for foreign languages Please tick and describe

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: singing group Please tick and describe

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: other type of classes or group Please tick and describe

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
Other

How often does he: have physiotherapy

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all

How often does he: see his grandparents

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all

How often does he: play computer games

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all

How often does he: help in the house

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
How often does his mother or other adult female do these activities with the study child?
-

1 - Nearly every day

2 - 2-5 times a week

3 - Once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Never

does homework with him
makes things with him
sings to him or with him
reads to him or with him
plays with toys
cuddles him
active play (e.g. ball games, wrestling, hide and seek)
takes him to the park or playground
puts him to bed
takes him swimming, fishing or similar activity
draws or paints with him
prepares food for him
takes him to classes
takes him shopping
takes him to watch sports/ football
has conversations with him
helps him prepare things for school

How often does her mother or other adult female do these activities with the study child? Mother or other woman: other (please tick & describe)

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Less than once a week
5
Never
Other
Who are the women involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Please tick all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

His mother
His stepmother
His grandmother
His grown-up sister
Another relative
A family friend
A lodger
A baby sitter/nanny/ childminder

Who are the women involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Please tick all that apply) Other (please tick and describe)

1
Yes
Other
How often does a male adult (e.g. his father/your husband or partner) do these activities with your child?
-

1 - Nearly every day

2 - 2-5 times a week

3 - Once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Never

does homework with him
makes things with him
sings to him or with him
reads to him or with him
plays with toys
cuddles him
active play (e.g. ball games, wrestling, hide and seek)
takes him to the park or playground
puts him to bed
takes him swimming, fishing or similar activity
draws or paints with him
prepares food for him
takes him to classes
takes him shopping
takes him to watch sports/ football
has conversations with him
helps him prepare things for school

How often does a male adult (e.g. his father/your husband or partner) do these activities with your child? Father or other man: other (please tick and describe )

1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Less than once a week
5
Never
Other
Who are the men involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Tick all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

His father
His stepfather/mother's partner
His grandfather
His grown-up brother
Another relative
A family friend
A lodger
A baby sitter/childminder

Who are the men involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Tick all that apply) Other (please tick and describe)

1
Yes
Other

Help in the house: Does your son help in the home (cleaning, washing dishes, etc.)?

1
Yes, but only if made to
2
Yes, sometimes offers to and sometimes is made to
3
Yes, always offers to
4
No, refuses to help
5
No, is not allowed to help

Does he have a space in which he can do things on his own?

1
Yes, his own bedroom
2
A corner of a room
3
No, there is no room for this
4
Something else (please tick and describe)
Other

Does he have brothers and/or sisters living at home (include step and half brothers and sisters)?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C7 on page 19
If yes,
qc_C6_a == 1

How many? older brothers

How many

How many? older sisters

How many

How many? younger brothers

How many

How many? younger sisters

How many

How many? twin brother (or triplet/quad)

How many

How many? twin sister (or triplet/quad)

How many

Please give the age of: oldest brother ... years old

Age

Please give the age of: oldest sister ... years old

Age

Please give the age of: youngest brother ... years old

Age

Please give the age of: youngest sister ... years old

Age
How often does he do the following with them?
-

1 - Nearly every day

2 - 2-5 times a week

3 - Once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Never

Play with toys
Read together
Sing together
Make things, draw or paint
Go out together
Talk together
Eat together
Argue with one another
Does he wear clothes that have been handed down free from others?
-

1 - Yes

yes, from his older brothers & sisters
yes, from other relatives
yes, from friends

Does he ever have clothes bought second-hand for him?

1
Yes
2
No
SECTION D: HIS TEETH

Is your child self-conscious about his teeth?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Not sure

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) He has already got a brace

1
Yes
If Yes to question D2a Go to D3 below
qc_D2_a == 1
Else

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Yes, I would like him to have a brace now

1
Yes

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Yes, I would like him to have a brace when he is older

1
Yes

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Only if the dentist recommends it

1
Yes

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) It's up to him

1
Yes

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Not sure

1
Yes

Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) No

1
Yes

Have any of your other children had orthodontic treatment?

1
Yes
2
No
7
I/we haven't got any other children

Has your child ever been referred to an orthodontist (a dentist who specialises in braces)?

1
yes, and he's been seen
2
yes, but we couldn't get there
3
yes, but we decided not to go
4
no
5
not sure
If no, or not sure, go to D5 on page 21
qc_D4 == 4 || qc_D4 == 5
Else

Who suggested that your child should see an orthodontist?

1
the dentist
2
we (parents) asked
3
another person suggested it
4
not sure/can't remember
If another person suggested it to question D4a
qc_D4_a == 3

Who?

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Has your child ever worn a brace?

1
yes, he has a brace at the moment
2
yes, but not now - the teeth are now OK
3
yes, but not now - the treatment was stopped
4
no
5
not sure
If yes, but not now - the treatment was stopped to question D5
qc_D5 == 3

Why?

Generic text
If no, or not sure, go to section E on page 22
If yes,
qc_D5 >= 1 && qc_D5 <= 3

How old was your child when the brace was first fitted? ... years old

Age

Who fitted the brace?

1
the dentist
2
an orthodontist in a practice
3
an orthodontist in a hospital
4
someone else
5
not sure
If someone else to question D5b
qc_D5_b == 4

Who?

Generic text

Did your child have any problems wearing the brace?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
qc_D5_c ==1

please describe

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SECTION E: UPSETTING EVENTS
Below are listed some events that might upset some children. Please state whether any of these has happened since he was 7 years old.
**We realise how sensitive and personal some of the following questions are, but it is important to find out how frequently these events happen to children and what, if any, effect they have on them. As you know, answers you put in questionnaires are never linked back to your name and address.

Since his 7th birthday He was taken into care*

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday A pet died

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He moved home

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He had a shock or fright*

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He was physically hurt by someone*

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He was sexually abused

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday Somebody in the family died

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He was separated from his mother

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He was separated from his father

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He acquired a new mother or father

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He had a new brother or sister

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He was admitted to hospital

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He changed care taker (i.e. the person mostly looking after him)

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He was separated from someone else that he was close to

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He started a new school

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday He lost his best friend

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen

Since his 7th birthday Something else* (please tick and describe)

1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Other
* If yes, to any items with a *,
qc_E1 >= 1 && qc_E1 <= 4 || qc_E4 >= 1 && qc_E4 <= 4 || qc_E5 >= 1 && qc_E5 <= 4 || qc_E17 >= 1 && qc_E17 <= 4

please write a description if you feel able to.

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SECTION F: EATING

In the past year have you had difficulties getting him to eat what you wanted him to?

1
Yes, great difficulty
2
Yes, some difficulty
3
Yes, occasional difficulty
4
No, no difficulty
If yes,
qc_F1 >= 1 && qc_F1 <= 3

please describe the problems:

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In the past year has he at any time:
-

1 - Yes, worried me greatly

2 - Yes, worried me a bit

3 - Yes, but did not worry me

4 - No did not happen

deliberately not eaten a sufficient amount of food
refused to eat the food you think he should eat
been choosy with food
over-eaten
been difficult to get into an eating routine
How many times in a usual month does your study child eat meals away from home (not counting school meals)? If none, write 00.
with a relative ... times with friends ... times in a cafe/restaurant (e.g. McDonalds) ... times other ... times
How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Term-time
School holidays
Meals in School

Does your study child ever have a mid-day meal provided by the school?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F4d below
If yes,
qc_F4_a == 1

How often?

1
Rarely
2
once in 2 weeks
3
once a week
4
2-4 times a week
5
5 times a week
Please ask him how much he usually eats of this school meal:
-

1 - Never eats this in school meals

2 - Eats about 1/4 of the serving

3 - Eats about 1/2 of the serving

4 - Eats about 3/4 of the serving

5 - Eats it all

6 - Eats extra portion

main part of meal e.g. meat, egg etc.
potatoes
other cooked vegetables
salad
rice/pasta
pudding

Does your study child ever have packed lunch provided by you?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F5 on page 26
If yes,
qc_F4_d == 1

How often?

1
Rarely
2
once in 2 weeks
3
once a week
4
2-4 times a week
5
5 times a week
Please ask him how much he usually eats of this packed lunch:
-

1 - Never has this in packed lunch

2 - Eats about 1/4 of the serving

3 - Eats about 1/2 of the serving

4 - Eats about 3/4 of the serving

5 - Eats it all

sandwiches (any type)
pies, pastries, pizza etc.
crisps/savoury snacks
fruit (fresh, dried or tinned)
yoghurt etc.
biscuits/cakes
chocolate/sweets

Please ask him if he ever eats extra food not provided in his own packed lunch (e.g. from other children):

1
Yes, often
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, never
F6 - F25
Thinking about all the food that you provide which he eats during the day, how often does he eat the following foods? Please answer every question even if he never eats the food (in this case tick "never" or "rarely"). Do not include meals provided by school.

Sausages, burgers

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Meat pies/pasties (pork pie, steak/meat pie etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Vegetarian pies/pasties (cheese and onion pasties, vegetable samosa, onion bhaji, vegetable grills etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Ham, bacon, and cold meats (e.g. salami, luncheon meat, garlic sausage etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Meat roast, chops, stews and curries etc. (e.g. beef, lamb, pork, mince)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Liver, liver pâté

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Kidney, heart

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Chicken/turkey in crispy coating (e.g. chicken nuggets, turkey burgers, chicken fingers etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Poultry: roast, grilled, fried, boiled, stewed (chicken, turkey etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Shellfish (prawns, crab, cockles, mussels etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

White fish in breadcrumbs or batter (e.g. fish fingers/shapes, chip shop fish, breaded cod etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

White fish without coating (e.g. grilled fish, cod in parsley sauce etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Tuna

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Other fish (pilchards, sardines, mackerel, herring, kippers, trout, salmon etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Eggs, quiche, omelettes, flan etc.

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Cheese

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Pizza

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Oven chips

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Fried chips, potato waffles or croquettes, Alphabites etc.

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Roast potatoes (cooked in fat or oil)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Boiled, mashed, jacket potatoes

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Rice (boiled, or fried, not rice pudding)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Canned pasta (spaghetti rings, ravioli, macaroni cheese etc.) Pot Noodles, Super Noodles etc.

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Boiled pasta (e.g. spaghetti, fusilli, lasagna) bulgar wheat and cous-cous.

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Fried food (e.g. fried fish, eggs, bacon, chops etc.)

1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day

Does he eat the fat on meat?

1
yes, all of it
2
yes, some of it
3
no, always leaves fat
4
no, never given meat with fat
5
never eats meat
How many times nowadays does he 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 once a day

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)
Salad (lettuce, cucumber, peppers, other raw vegetables etc.)
Pulses and pulse dishes (dahl, lentil soup, falafel, dried peas, beans, chick peas)
Soya 'Meat', TVP, Soya-type Vegeburgers, Bean Curd (Tofu, Miso etc.)
Peanuts, peanut butter
Other nuts (e.g. cashew), nut roast
Fresh citrus fruit (e.g. oranges, grapefruit , satsumas, tangerines etc.)
Other fresh fruit (e.g. apple, banana, pear, bunch of grapes, peach etc.)
Canned fruit
Yoghurt, Fromage Frais
Milk puddings (e.g. rice pudding, semolina), mousse, Angel Delight etc.)
Ice cream, choc ice, chocolate ice cream bar etc.
Ice lollies
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.)

Does he eat breakfast cereals at all?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F11 on page 33
If yes,
qc_F9_a == 1
What type of breakfast cereal does he eat nowadays?
-

1 - Never or rarely

2 - Once in 2 weeks

3 - 1-3 times a week

4 - 4-7 times a week

5 - More than once a day

Oat cereals (e.g. porridge, Ready Brek, Muesli, chocolate Ready Brek)
Wholegrain or bran cereals (e.g. All Bran, Bran Flakes, Weetabix, Wheatflakes, Fruit & Fibre, Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Sugar Puffs)
Other cereals (e.g . Cornflakes, Rice Krispies, Frosties, Special K, Coco Pops)
When he has breakfast cereals

How often are they sugar/honey coated or chocolate flavoured (e.g. Frosties, Coco Pops etc.)?

1
Always
2
Sometimes
3
Never
If never go to F10c below
qc_F10_a == 3
Else

How many teaspoonfuls of sugar does he have on this type of sugar coated or chocolate flavoured cereal?

1
None
2
1/2 teaspoon
3
One teaspoon
4
2 teaspoons
5
More than 2 teaspoons

How many teaspoonfuls of sugar does he have on other types of cereal (i.e. plain cereal)?

1
None
2
1/2 teaspoon
3
One teaspoon
4
2 teaspoons
5
More than 2 teaspoons
7
Doesn't have plain cereal

How many times per week does he have milk on cereal? ... times

How many
How often nowadays does he 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 once a day

Crisps, corn snacks (e.g. Wotsits, Quavers, tortilla chips, etc.)
Full-coated chocolate biscuits (e.g. Club, Kit Kat, Penguin, Breakaway etc.)
Other biscuits (e.g. Rich tea, shortcake, digestive and chocolate digestive, Hob Nobs)
Chocolate bars/buttons (milk, plain or white) Smarties, Mars bars, Milky Way, Creme Eggs, Rolos etc.
Sweets (individual, packets or bars) Cola bottles, penny mix-ups, chews, jelly sweets, flumps, liquorice, sherbert dips, polos, fruit pastilles, refreshers etc.

On days when he has sweets, how many individual sweets does he eat in that day?

1
1-2 sweets
2
3-5 sweets
3
6-10 sweets
4
11 - 20 sweets
5
more than 20 sweets
7
never has sweets
On days when he has chocolate or chocolate bars (e.g. Mars bars, bag of buttons):

What size bar/packet does he have?

1
Usually eats Funsize
2
Usually eats Adult size
3
Never has chocolate
If Never has chocolate to question F13a Go to F14 on page 34
qc_F13_a == 3
Else

How many bars or packets of this size does he usually eat in that day?

1
1/2 or less
2
1
3
2
4
3
How many times a week nowadays does he 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 once a day

Sweetened fruit juice (e.g. Sunny Delight, Orange C)
Pure fruit juice from a carton or freshly squeezed
Squash, fruit drinks or Ribena
Cola drinks (e.g. Coca Cola, Pepsi etc.)
Other fizzy drinks (e.g. lemonade, fizzy water)
Plain water on its own
Milk on its own (Please include school milk here)
Flavoured milk drinks (e.g. Horlicks, Ovaltine, milkshakes) or yoghurt drinks

When he has soft drinks (e.g. lemonade, cola, squash), how often are they low calorie, diet or reduced sugar drinks?

1
usually
2
sometimes
3
not at all
7
doesn't drink soft drinks

When he has cola drinks, how often are they decaffeinated?

1
usually
2
sometimes
3
not at all
7
doesn't have cola

How often does he eat each of these types of bread? white bread

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

How often does he eat each of these types of bread? soft grain white bread (e.g. Mighty White)

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

How often does he eat each of these types of bread? brown/granary bread

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

How often does he eat each of these types of bread? wholemeal bread

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

How often does he eat each of these types of bread? chappatis, pitta bread

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

How often does he eat each of these types of bread? naan bread

1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never

How many slices of bread, rolls or chappatis does he eat on a usual day?

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

How many slices of bread (or rolls) spread with butter or margarine does he eat each day? (include bought sandwiches)

How many
What sort of fat does he have:
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)
Hard or soft margarine (e.g. Blue Band, Stork, supermarket own brand)
Low-fat spread (e.g. Delight, St Ivel Gold, Flora Xtra Light)
Sunflower oil, corn oil, soya oil
Olive oil, hazelnut oil, rapeseed oil
Other vegetable oil
Other (please tick and describe)

What sort of fat does he have: Other (please tick & describe)

Other

What type(s) of milk does he have? Full fat (silver or gold top)

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

What type(s) of milk does he have? Semi-skimmed (red stripe)

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

What type(s) of milk does he have? Skimmed (blue stripe)

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

What type(s) of milk does he have? Dried milk (e.g. Marvel)

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

What type(s) of milk does he have? Goat/sheep milk

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

What type(s) of milk does he have? Soya milk

1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all

What type(s) of milk does he have? Other (please tick and describe)

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

Is this milk usually:

1
Fresh pasteurised
2
Longlife (UHT)
3
Sterilised
4
Other (please describe)
9
Don't know
Other

Does he drink tea?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F23a below
If yes,
qc_F22_a == 1

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

How many

How many spoons of sugar in each cup? ... spoons

How many

How many of the cups of tea that he drinks are decaffeinated? ... cups a day

How many

Which description best fits the amount of milk in the tea he drinks?

1
no milk
2
a little milk
3
about 1/4 milk
4
about 1/2 milk
5
about 3/4 milk
6
almost all milk

Does he drink coffee?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F24 on page 38
If yes,
qc_F23_a == 1

How many cups of coffee (real, instant or decaffeinated) does he drink? ... cups a day

How many

How many spoons of sugar in each cup? ... spoons

How many

How many of the cups of coffee that he drinks are decaffeinated? ... cups a day

How many

How many of the cups of coffee that he drinks are made using real coffee (i.e. not instant)? ... cups a day

How many

How many of these are decaffeinated? ... cups a day

How many

Which description best fits the amount of milk in the coffee he drinks?

1
no milk
2
a little milk
3
about 1/4 milk
4
about 1/2 milk
5
about 3/4 milk
6
almost all milk

Does he drink herbal teas at all?

1
yes, often
2
yes, occasionally
3
no, not at all
If no, go to F25 below
If yes,
qc_F24_a == 1 || qc_F24_a == 2

how many cups/mugs of herbal tea has he drunk in the past week? ... cups a week

How many

Please list the types of herbal teas he has drunk in the past 3 months:

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Apart from herbal teas, are there any other health foods (whether or not bought from a health food shop) that he often eats or drinks?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F26a below
If yes,
qc_F25 == 1

please describe below:

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How often does he have any of the following: wine

1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all

How often does he have any of the following: beer, lager

1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all

How often does he have any of the following: spirits (gin, vodka, brandy)

1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all

How often does he have any of the following: other alcohol (please tick and describe)

1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all
Other

What would you say best describes your child's alcohol drinking:

1
he has a glass of his own containing a normal adult portion
2
he has a glass of his own, but less than an adult portion
3
he just has a taste of other people's drink
4
he rarely has any alcohol
5
he never has any alcohol

Is your child at present a vegetarian?

1
Yes
2
No

Is your child at present a vegan (i.e. does not eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs, butter, milk or cheese)?

1
Yes
2
No

Is your child at present on any other kind of special diet?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G1 on page 40
If yes,
qc_F29 == 1

please describe below.

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

1
Yes

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

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:

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Please give the date of birth of your child:

Date of birth
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP

Space for any additional comment you would like to make

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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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MY SON AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL
This should be completed by the study child's chief carer
All answers are confidential
To answer simply tick the box that is most accurate in your opinion.
If you cannot answer certain questions leave them out and go on to the next one.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

SECTION A: HIS ENVIRONMENT

How many schools has he gone to since his 5th birthday? ... schools
How many
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. infant school
1
Yes
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. primary school
1
Yes
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. private (fee paying )
1
Yes
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. boarding school
1
Yes
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. studies at home
1
Yes
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. special school*
1
Yes
What types of school were these? Please tick all that apply. not able to be taught
1
Yes
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How does he get to school?

Going Coming back

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

1 - every day

2 - some days

He walks
He goes in a wheelchair
By public transport
School bus/coach
By car
Rides bicycle
Other (please tick and describe)
How does he get to school? Other (please tick and describe)
Other
How far away is the school?
1
less than 1/2 mile (1 km) away
2
1/2 - 1 mile (1-2 km) away
3
1 - 5 miles (2-8 km) away
4
more than 5 miles (8 km) away
How long does it take to get there in the morning? ... minutes
How many
We would like to know what happens after school.
Does he usually go straight home?
1
No
2
Yes
If yes, go to A4c below
where does he go? to a relative's home
1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
where does he go? to a friend's home
1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
where does he go? to a childminder
1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
where does he go? school club
1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
If no, where does he go? plays outside
1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
where does he go? other (please tick and describe)
1
Every day
2
Some days
3
Never
Other
If he goes straight home are you always there too?
1
yes, always
2
yes, usually
3
yes, sometimes
4
no, hardly ever
Are you interested in what your child does at school?
1
Yes very
2
Yes mostly
3
No, not really
Are you happy with the teaching your son is getting at school?
1
Yes very
2
Yes mostly
3
No, not really
Are you happy with the progress your son is making at school?
1
Yes very
2
Yes mostly
3
No, not really
Has he ever been excluded (expelled) from school?
1
Yes
2
No
Apart from yourself, who has regularly looked after your child when he is not at school? (Please answer for each person or place including childminder or neighbour regularly involved)

Childcare on schooldays in the past 6 months Please list below all regular arrangements before or after school.

Person and/or place (e.g. childminder - her home; after school clubs, neighbour etc.) Number of hours per week
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1
2
3

Weekend childcare in the past 6 months Please list below all regular childcare arrangements during the weekend

Person and/or place (e.g. grandmother, my home) Number of hours per week Saturday Number of hours per week Sunday
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1
2
3

Childcare during school holidays Please list the arrangements made when childcare was needed during school holidays in the past year.

Person and/or place Number of hours per week
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1
2
3

How much time on average does he spend each day:

on a school weekday on a weekend day on normal days in school holidays

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

1 - Not at all

2 - less than 1 hour

3 - 1-2 hours

4 - 3 or more hours

in a car, bus or other transport
out of doors in summer
out of doors in winter
watching TV
with other children
drawing, making, constructing things
playing by himself
school homework
reading books for pleasure
playing musical instruments
using a computer
on the telephone
How often during a day is he 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 a day is he 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
On a day when the weather is reasonable where does he prefer to play?
1
prefers out of doors
2
prefers indoors
3
no preference
Does he prefer to play:
1
on his own
2
with other children
3
either
4
doesn't play at all
Does he like to take part in competitive games? (i.e. one with winners and losers)
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No, not at all
4
Don't know
Does he take a leading role when playing with other children?
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No, not at all
4
Don't know
Does he like making up stories?
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No, not at all
4
Don't know
Do you insist: that he goes to bed at bedtime
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you insist: that he obeys you
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you insist: that he eats what you give him
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you insist: that he is polite to adults
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you insist: that he is considerate of others' feelings
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you insist: that he keeps himself clean
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you insist: that he keeps his belongings tidy
1
Yes I insist always
2
Sometimes I insist
3
I never insist
Do you object: if he makes a lot of noise
1
Yes I object always
2
Sometimes I object
3
I never object
Do you object: if he brings friends home
1
Yes I object always
2
Sometimes I object
3
I never object
Do you object: if he interrupts your conversation
1
Yes I object always
2
Sometimes I object
3
I never object
Does he have, for his own use:
1
a mobile phone
2
a pager
3
no, neither of these

SECTION B: SUNSHINE AND SUNBURN

Since his 6th birthday has your study child ever been sunburnt so badly that there were blisters or pain that lasted at least 2 days?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B2a below
please state what age he was at each time this happened: 6 years old
1
yes, got badly sunburnt
please state what age he was at each time this happened: 7 years old
1
yes, got badly sunburnt
please state what age he was at each time this happened: 8 years old
1
yes, got badly sunburnt
please state what age he was at each time this happened: 9 years old
1
yes, got badly sunburnt

Please think through the child's life - and try to remember how many days each year, the child would have been in the sun for at least 4 hours each day. We realise how difficult this is, but please make your best guess.

NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE SUN

1 - None

2 - 1-9

3 - 10-19

4 - 20-29

5 - 30-39

6 - 40 or more

6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old

Were any of these days when the child was in the sun for at least 4 hours spent beside the sea (or a lake or river)?

- If yes, about how many days?

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

How many
6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old

Were any of the days when the child was in the sun for at least 4 hours spent abroad?

- If yes, please say where How many days?
How many

1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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1 - No

2 - Yes

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6 years old
7 years old
8 years old
9 years old

When in the sun in the summer, does your child usually:

-

1 - Yes always

2 - Yes usually

3 - Yes sometimes

4 - No never

wear a hat
wear something to keep his skin covered
have sun block, sun screen, lotion or cream
avoid midday sun
If your child has sun block, sun lotion or cream put on her skin, please say what factor is usually used:
1
1-3
2
4-7
3
8-14
4
15-20
5
21-25
6
25+
9
can't say
Some sun creams also have a star system. If you can, please say how many stars are usually used:
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
9
can't say

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If possible give the full name of the sun block, sun lotion or creams used on your child (e.g. Johnson's Children's Sensitive Skin Waterproof Sun Cream Factor 25)
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When you are out in the sun with your child, about how often do you put sun lotion or cream on him?
1
Once only
2
Every 3-4 hours
3
Every 2 hours
4
Every hour
5
Every 1/2 hour

SECTION C: HIS ACTIVITIES

About how often does your child do the following:
How often does he: go swimming
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
How often does he: play a musical instrument (e.g. piano, recorder) Please tick & describe
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: go to special groups (such as Cubs or Brownies) Please tick and describe group
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: go to Sunday School
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
How often does he: go to special classes or clubs for some activity (e.g. dancing, judo, sports) Please tick and describe
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: go to special classes because of learning difficulty Please tick and describe
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: classes for foreign languages Please tick and describe
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: singing group Please tick and describe
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
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How often does he: other type of classes or group Please tick and describe
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
Other
How often does he: have physiotherapy
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
How often does he: see his grandparents
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
How often does he: play computer games
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all
How often does he: help in the house
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Once a month
5
Rarely
6
Not at all

How often does his mother or other adult female do these activities with the study child?

-

1 - Nearly every day

2 - 2-5 times a week

3 - Once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Never

does homework with him
makes things with him
sings to him or with him
reads to him or with him
plays with toys
cuddles him
active play (e.g. ball games, wrestling, hide and seek)
takes him to the park or playground
puts him to bed
takes him swimming, fishing or similar activity
draws or paints with him
prepares food for him
takes him to classes
takes him shopping
takes him to watch sports/ football
has conversations with him
helps him prepare things for school
How often does her mother or other adult female do these activities with the study child? Mother or other woman: other (please tick & describe)
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Less than once a week
5
Never
Other

Who are the women involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Please tick all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

His mother
His stepmother
His grandmother
His grown-up sister
Another relative
A family friend
A lodger
A baby sitter/nanny/ childminder
Who are the women involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Please tick all that apply) Other (please tick and describe)
1
Yes
Other

How often does a male adult (e.g. his father/your husband or partner) do these activities with your child?

-

1 - Nearly every day

2 - 2-5 times a week

3 - Once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Never

does homework with him
makes things with him
sings to him or with him
reads to him or with him
plays with toys
cuddles him
active play (e.g. ball games, wrestling, hide and seek)
takes him to the park or playground
puts him to bed
takes him swimming, fishing or similar activity
draws or paints with him
prepares food for him
takes him to classes
takes him shopping
takes him to watch sports/ football
has conversations with him
helps him prepare things for school
How often does a male adult (e.g. his father/your husband or partner) do these activities with your child? Father or other man: other (please tick and describe )
1
Nearly every day
2
2-5 times a week
3
Once a week
4
Less than once a week
5
Never
Other

Who are the men involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Tick all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

His father
His stepfather/mother's partner
His grandfather
His grown-up brother
Another relative
A family friend
A lodger
A baby sitter/childminder
Who are the men involved in any of these activities with the study child? (Tick all that apply) Other (please tick and describe)
1
Yes
Other
Help in the house: Does your son help in the home (cleaning, washing dishes, etc.)?
1
Yes, but only if made to
2
Yes, sometimes offers to and sometimes is made to
3
Yes, always offers to
4
No, refuses to help
5
No, is not allowed to help
Does he have a space in which he can do things on his own?
1
Yes, his own bedroom
2
A corner of a room
3
No, there is no room for this
4
Something else (please tick and describe)
Other
Does he have brothers and/or sisters living at home (include step and half brothers and sisters)?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C7 on page 19
How many? older brothers
How many
How many? older sisters
How many
How many? younger brothers
How many
How many? younger sisters
How many
How many? twin brother (or triplet/quad)
How many
How many? twin sister (or triplet/quad)
How many
Please give the age of: oldest brother ... years old
Age
Please give the age of: oldest sister ... years old
Age
Please give the age of: youngest brother ... years old
Age
Please give the age of: youngest sister ... years old
Age

How often does he do the following with them?

-

1 - Nearly every day

2 - 2-5 times a week

3 - Once a week

4 - Less than once a week

5 - Never

Play with toys
Read together
Sing together
Make things, draw or paint
Go out together
Talk together
Eat together
Argue with one another

Does he wear clothes that have been handed down free from others?

-

1 - Yes

yes, from his older brothers & sisters
yes, from other relatives
yes, from friends
Does he ever have clothes bought second-hand for him?
1
Yes
2
No

SECTION D: HIS TEETH

Is your child self-conscious about his teeth?
1
Yes
2
No
9
Not sure
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) He has already got a brace
1
Yes
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Yes, I would like him to have a brace now
1
Yes
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Yes, I would like him to have a brace when he is older
1
Yes
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Only if the dentist recommends it
1
Yes
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) It's up to him
1
Yes
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) Not sure
1
Yes
Would you like your child to have a brace on his teeth? (Please tick all that apply) No
1
Yes
Have any of your other children had orthodontic treatment?
1
Yes
2
No
7
I/we haven't got any other children
Has your child ever been referred to an orthodontist (a dentist who specialises in braces)?
1
yes, and he's been seen
2
yes, but we couldn't get there
3
yes, but we decided not to go
4
no
5
not sure
Who suggested that your child should see an orthodontist?
1
the dentist
2
we (parents) asked
3
another person suggested it
4
not sure/can't remember
Who?
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Has your child ever worn a brace?
1
yes, he has a brace at the moment
2
yes, but not now - the teeth are now OK
3
yes, but not now - the treatment was stopped
4
no
5
not sure
Why?
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If no, or not sure, go to section E on page 22
How old was your child when the brace was first fitted? ... years old
Age
Who fitted the brace?
1
the dentist
2
an orthodontist in a practice
3
an orthodontist in a hospital
4
someone else
5
not sure
Who?
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Did your child have any problems wearing the brace?
1
Yes
2
No
please describe
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SECTION E: UPSETTING EVENTS

Below are listed some events that might upset some children. Please state whether any of these has happened since he was 7 years old.
**We realise how sensitive and personal some of the following questions are, but it is important to find out how frequently these events happen to children and what, if any, effect they have on them. As you know, answers you put in questionnaires are never linked back to your name and address.
Since his 7th birthday He was taken into care*
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday A pet died
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He moved home
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He had a shock or fright*
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He was physically hurt by someone*
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He was sexually abused
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday Somebody in the family died
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He was separated from his mother
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He was separated from his father
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He acquired a new mother or father
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He had a new brother or sister
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He was admitted to hospital
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He changed care taker (i.e. the person mostly looking after him)
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He was separated from someone else that he was close to
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He started a new school
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday He lost his best friend
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Since his 7th birthday Something else* (please tick and describe)
1
Yes and he was very upset
2
Yes and he was quite upset
3
Yes and he was a bit upset
4
Yes but he wasn't upset
5
No did not happen
Other
please write a description if you feel able to.
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SECTION F: EATING

In the past year have you had difficulties getting him to eat what you wanted him to?
1
Yes, great difficulty
2
Yes, some difficulty
3
Yes, occasional difficulty
4
No, no difficulty
please describe the problems:
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In the past year has he at any time:

-

1 - Yes, worried me greatly

2 - Yes, worried me a bit

3 - Yes, but did not worry me

4 - No did not happen

deliberately not eaten a sufficient amount of food
refused to eat the food you think he should eat
been choosy with food
over-eaten
been difficult to get into an eating routine

How many times in a usual month does your study child eat meals away from home (not counting school meals)? If none, write 00.

with a relative ... times with friends ... times in a cafe/restaurant (e.g. McDonalds) ... times other ... times
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Term-time
School holidays

Meals in School

Does your study child ever have a mid-day meal provided by the school?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F4d below
How often?
1
Rarely
2
once in 2 weeks
3
once a week
4
2-4 times a week
5
5 times a week

Please ask him how much he usually eats of this school meal:

-

1 - Never eats this in school meals

2 - Eats about 1/4 of the serving

3 - Eats about 1/2 of the serving

4 - Eats about 3/4 of the serving

5 - Eats it all

6 - Eats extra portion

main part of meal e.g. meat, egg etc.
potatoes
other cooked vegetables
salad
rice/pasta
pudding
Does your study child ever have packed lunch provided by you?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F5 on page 26
How often?
1
Rarely
2
once in 2 weeks
3
once a week
4
2-4 times a week
5
5 times a week

Please ask him how much he usually eats of this packed lunch:

-

1 - Never has this in packed lunch

2 - Eats about 1/4 of the serving

3 - Eats about 1/2 of the serving

4 - Eats about 3/4 of the serving

5 - Eats it all

sandwiches (any type)
pies, pastries, pizza etc.
crisps/savoury snacks
fruit (fresh, dried or tinned)
yoghurt etc.
biscuits/cakes
chocolate/sweets
Please ask him if he ever eats extra food not provided in his own packed lunch (e.g. from other children):
1
Yes, often
2
Yes, sometimes
3
No, never

F6 - F25

Thinking about all the food that you provide which he eats during the day, how often does he eat the following foods? Please answer every question even if he never eats the food (in this case tick "never" or "rarely"). Do not include meals provided by school.
Sausages, burgers
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Meat pies/pasties (pork pie, steak/meat pie etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Vegetarian pies/pasties (cheese and onion pasties, vegetable samosa, onion bhaji, vegetable grills etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Ham, bacon, and cold meats (e.g. salami, luncheon meat, garlic sausage etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Meat roast, chops, stews and curries etc. (e.g. beef, lamb, pork, mince)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Liver, liver pâté
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Kidney, heart
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Chicken/turkey in crispy coating (e.g. chicken nuggets, turkey burgers, chicken fingers etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Poultry: roast, grilled, fried, boiled, stewed (chicken, turkey etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Shellfish (prawns, crab, cockles, mussels etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
White fish in breadcrumbs or batter (e.g. fish fingers/shapes, chip shop fish, breaded cod etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
White fish without coating (e.g. grilled fish, cod in parsley sauce etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Tuna
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Other fish (pilchards, sardines, mackerel, herring, kippers, trout, salmon etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Eggs, quiche, omelettes, flan etc.
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Cheese
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Pizza
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Oven chips
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Fried chips, potato waffles or croquettes, Alphabites etc.
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Roast potatoes (cooked in fat or oil)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Boiled, mashed, jacket potatoes
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Rice (boiled, or fried, not rice pudding)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Canned pasta (spaghetti rings, ravioli, macaroni cheese etc.) Pot Noodles, Super Noodles etc.
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Boiled pasta (e.g. spaghetti, fusilli, lasagna) bulgar wheat and cous-cous.
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Fried food (e.g. fried fish, eggs, bacon, chops etc.)
1
Never or rarely
2
Once in 2 weeks
3
1-3 times a week
4
4-7 times a week
5
More than once a day
Does he eat the fat on meat?
1
yes, all of it
2
yes, some of it
3
no, always leaves fat
4
no, never given meat with fat
5
never eats meat

How many times nowadays does he 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 once a day

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)
Salad (lettuce, cucumber, peppers, other raw vegetables etc.)
Pulses and pulse dishes (dahl, lentil soup, falafel, dried peas, beans, chick peas)
Soya 'Meat', TVP, Soya-type Vegeburgers, Bean Curd (Tofu, Miso etc.)
Peanuts, peanut butter
Other nuts (e.g. cashew), nut roast
Fresh citrus fruit (e.g. oranges, grapefruit , satsumas, tangerines etc.)
Other fresh fruit (e.g. apple, banana, pear, bunch of grapes, peach etc.)
Canned fruit
Yoghurt, Fromage Frais
Milk puddings (e.g. rice pudding, semolina), mousse, Angel Delight etc.)
Ice cream, choc ice, chocolate ice cream bar etc.
Ice lollies
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.)
Does he eat breakfast cereals at all?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F11 on page 33

What type of breakfast cereal does he eat nowadays?

-

1 - Never or rarely

2 - Once in 2 weeks

3 - 1-3 times a week

4 - 4-7 times a week

5 - More than once a day

Oat cereals (e.g. porridge, Ready Brek, Muesli, chocolate Ready Brek)
Wholegrain or bran cereals (e.g. All Bran, Bran Flakes, Weetabix, Wheatflakes, Fruit & Fibre, Shreddies, Shredded Wheat, Sugar Puffs)
Other cereals (e.g . Cornflakes, Rice Krispies, Frosties, Special K, Coco Pops)
When he has breakfast cereals
How often are they sugar/honey coated or chocolate flavoured (e.g. Frosties, Coco Pops etc.)?
1
Always
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How many teaspoonfuls of sugar does he have on this type of sugar coated or chocolate flavoured cereal?
1
None
2
1/2 teaspoon
3
One teaspoon
4
2 teaspoons
5
More than 2 teaspoons
How many teaspoonfuls of sugar does he have on other types of cereal (i.e. plain cereal)?
1
None
2
1/2 teaspoon
3
One teaspoon
4
2 teaspoons
5
More than 2 teaspoons
7
Doesn't have plain cereal
How many times per week does he have milk on cereal? ... times
How many

How often nowadays does he 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 once a day

Crisps, corn snacks (e.g. Wotsits, Quavers, tortilla chips, etc.)
Full-coated chocolate biscuits (e.g. Club, Kit Kat, Penguin, Breakaway etc.)
Other biscuits (e.g. Rich tea, shortcake, digestive and chocolate digestive, Hob Nobs)
Chocolate bars/buttons (milk, plain or white) Smarties, Mars bars, Milky Way, Creme Eggs, Rolos etc.
Sweets (individual, packets or bars) Cola bottles, penny mix-ups, chews, jelly sweets, flumps, liquorice, sherbert dips, polos, fruit pastilles, refreshers etc.
On days when he has sweets, how many individual sweets does he eat in that day?
1
1-2 sweets
2
3-5 sweets
3
6-10 sweets
4
11 - 20 sweets
5
more than 20 sweets
7
never has sweets
On days when he has chocolate or chocolate bars (e.g. Mars bars, bag of buttons):
What size bar/packet does he have?
1
Usually eats Funsize
2
Usually eats Adult size
3
Never has chocolate
How many bars or packets of this size does he usually eat in that day?
1
1/2 or less
2
1
3
2
4
3

How many times a week nowadays does he 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 once a day

Sweetened fruit juice (e.g. Sunny Delight, Orange C)
Pure fruit juice from a carton or freshly squeezed
Squash, fruit drinks or Ribena
Cola drinks (e.g. Coca Cola, Pepsi etc.)
Other fizzy drinks (e.g. lemonade, fizzy water)
Plain water on its own
Milk on its own (Please include school milk here)
Flavoured milk drinks (e.g. Horlicks, Ovaltine, milkshakes) or yoghurt drinks
When he has soft drinks (e.g. lemonade, cola, squash), how often are they low calorie, diet or reduced sugar drinks?
1
usually
2
sometimes
3
not at all
7
doesn't drink soft drinks
When he has cola drinks, how often are they decaffeinated?
1
usually
2
sometimes
3
not at all
7
doesn't have cola
How often does he eat each of these types of bread? white bread
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How often does he eat each of these types of bread? soft grain white bread (e.g. Mighty White)
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How often does he eat each of these types of bread? brown/granary bread
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How often does he eat each of these types of bread? wholemeal bread
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How often does he eat each of these types of bread? chappatis, pitta bread
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How often does he eat each of these types of bread? naan bread
1
Usually
2
Sometimes
3
Never
How many slices of bread, rolls or chappatis does he eat on a usual day?
1
less than 1
2
1-2
3
3-4
4
5 or more
How many slices of bread (or rolls) spread with butter or margarine does he eat each day? (include bought sandwiches)
How many

What sort of fat does he have:

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)
Hard or soft margarine (e.g. Blue Band, Stork, supermarket own brand)
Low-fat spread (e.g. Delight, St Ivel Gold, Flora Xtra Light)
Sunflower oil, corn oil, soya oil
Olive oil, hazelnut oil, rapeseed oil
Other vegetable oil
Other (please tick and describe)
What sort of fat does he have: Other (please tick & describe)
Other
What type(s) of milk does he have? Full fat (silver or gold top)
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
What type(s) of milk does he have? Semi-skimmed (red stripe)
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
What type(s) of milk does he have? Skimmed (blue stripe)
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
What type(s) of milk does he have? Dried milk (e.g. Marvel)
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
What type(s) of milk does he have? Goat/sheep milk
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
What type(s) of milk does he have? Soya milk
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
What type(s) of milk does he have? Other (please tick and describe)
1
Yes usually
2
Yes sometimes
3
No not at all
Other
Is this milk usually:
1
Fresh pasteurised
2
Longlife (UHT)
3
Sterilised
4
Other (please describe)
9
Don't know
Other
Does he drink tea?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F23a below
How many cups of tea does he drink in a day? (do not include herbal teas) ... cups a day
How many
How many spoons of sugar in each cup? ... spoons
How many
How many of the cups of tea that he drinks are decaffeinated? ... cups a day
How many
Which description best fits the amount of milk in the tea he drinks?
1
no milk
2
a little milk
3
about 1/4 milk
4
about 1/2 milk
5
about 3/4 milk
6
almost all milk
Does he drink coffee?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F24 on page 38
How many cups of coffee (real, instant or decaffeinated) does he drink? ... cups a day
How many
How many spoons of sugar in each cup? ... spoons
How many
How many of the cups of coffee that he drinks are decaffeinated? ... cups a day
How many
How many of the cups of coffee that he drinks are made using real coffee (i.e. not instant)? ... cups a day
How many
How many of these are decaffeinated? ... cups a day
How many
Which description best fits the amount of milk in the coffee he drinks?
1
no milk
2
a little milk
3
about 1/4 milk
4
about 1/2 milk
5
about 3/4 milk
6
almost all milk
Does he drink herbal teas at all?
1
yes, often
2
yes, occasionally
3
no, not at all
If no, go to F25 below
how many cups/mugs of herbal tea has he drunk in the past week? ... cups a week
How many
Please list the types of herbal teas he has drunk in the past 3 months:
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Apart from herbal teas, are there any other health foods (whether or not bought from a health food shop) that he often eats or drinks?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to F26a below
please describe below:
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How often does he have any of the following: wine
1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all
How often does he have any of the following: beer, lager
1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all
How often does he have any of the following: spirits (gin, vodka, brandy)
1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all
How often does he have any of the following: other alcohol (please tick and describe)
1
More than once a week
2
Once a week
3
Less than once a week
4
Not at all
Other
What would you say best describes your child's alcohol drinking:
1
he has a glass of his own containing a normal adult portion
2
he has a glass of his own, but less than an adult portion
3
he just has a taste of other people's drink
4
he rarely has any alcohol
5
he never has any alcohol
Is your child at present a vegetarian?
1
Yes
2
No
Is your child at present a vegan (i.e. does not eat meat, poultry, fish, eggs, butter, milk or cheese)?
1
Yes
2
No
Is your child at present on any other kind of special diet?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to G1 on page 40
please describe below.
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This questionnaire was completed by: (tick all that apply) mother
1
Yes
This questionnaire was completed by: (tick all that apply) father
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:
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