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STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
1982
NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
(Medical Research Council)
LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES
Please look over the questions in this next section, which is all about what you have done recently in your spare time. Think mainly about the last 4 weeks, but please note that sometimes we want to know about the last 7 days. When you come to something that you have done, all you have to do is put a tick () in the box next to it.
Cycling and Walking

These boxes are for you

-

1 - Tick

Have you been on a bicycle in the last 7 days?
Have you done any walking for pleasure over rough or hilly ground (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any other sort of walking for pleasure (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?
Cycling and Walking

These boxes are for the nurse

No. times last week Total time spent last week (hours) Total time spent last week (mins)
HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
Have you been on a bicycle in the last 7 days?
Cycling and Walking

These boxes are for the nurse

No. times last month Total time spent last month (hours) Total time spent last month (mins)
HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
Have you done any walking for pleasure over rough or hilly ground (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any other sort of walking for pleasure (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?
Car Maintenance (and boats)

These boxes are for you

-

1 - Tick

Have you done any washing or waxing and polishing in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any major repairs or maintenance (more than changing a wheel or replacing plugs or oil filter) in the last 4 weeks?
Car Maintenance (and boats)

These boxes are for the nurse

No. times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Have you done any washing or waxing and polishing in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any major repairs or maintenance (more than changing a wheel or replacing plugs or oil filter) in the last 4 weeks?
Gardening

These boxes are for you

-

1 - Tick

Do you do any regular gardening during the summer (at least once a week)?
Do you do any regular gardening in the winter (at least once a month)?
Gardening

These boxes are for the nurse

Average No. times per week Total time spent on average (to nearest hour) per week
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Do you do any regular gardening during the summer (at least once a week)?
Gardening

These boxes are for the nurse

Average No. times per month Total time spent on average (to nearest hour) per month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Do you do any regular gardening in the winter (at least once a month)?
Gardening Have you done any of these things in the garden in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

-

1 - Tick

Clearing rough ground
Digging earth or compost heap
Tree felling, sawing or chopping wood
Moving earth, landscaping, levelling, rolling
Cutting grass with scythe or shears
Planting or transplanting trees, shrubs, bushes
Mowing grass or hedge cutting
Planting or transplanting flowers, seeds, seedlings outdoors
Hoeing, pruning, raking, weeding
Gardening Have you done any of these things in the garden in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No. times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Clearing rough ground
Digging earth or compost heap
Tree felling, sawing or chopping wood
Moving earth, landscaping, levelling, rolling
Cutting grass with scythe or shears
Planting or transplanting trees, shrubs, bushes
Mowing grass or hedge cutting
Planting or transplanting flowers, seeds, seedlings outdoors
Hoeing, pruning, raking, weeding

Gardening In your spare time Have you done anything else in the garden in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

1
Tick
Other
Gardening

These boxes are for the nurse

No. times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Have you done anything else in the garden in the last 4 weeks?
Do-it-Yourself Have you done any of these Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

-

1 - Tick

Bricklaying
Building with stone (including rockeries)
Concreting, laying paving stones, foundations, soakaways
Demolishing stone, brick, concrete structures (e.g. walls & paths)
Erecting shed, fence, gate, door
Moving heavy objects, such as furniture, building materials
Rubbing down walls
Painting outdoors, repairs to outside of house
Painting inside, wallpapering
Sawing, planing wood, woodwork, (e.g. putting up shelves, cupboards)
Electrical wiring
Repairing major appliances (e.g. washing machine)
Do-it-Yourself Have you done any of these Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Bricklaying
Building with stone (including rockeries)
Concreting, laying paving stones, foundations, soakaways
Demolishing stone, brick, concrete structures (e.g. walls & paths)
Erecting shed, fence, gate, door
Moving heavy objects, such as furniture, building materials
Rubbing down walls
Painting outdoors, repairs to outside of house
Painting inside, wallpapering
Sawing, planing wood, woodwork, (e.g. putting up shelves, cupboards)
Electrical wiring
Repairing major appliances (e.g. washing machine)

Do-it-Yourself In your spare time Have you done any other Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

1
Tick
Other
Other 2
Do-it-Yourself In your spare time Have you done any other Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Other
Other 2
Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises Have you taken part in any of these sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

-

1 - Tick

Badminton
Bowls
Cricket
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at home
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at a gym
Football (including refereeing)
Golf
Hill or mountain climbing
Jogging
Rowing
Running or athletics
Sailing
Squash or rackets
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Yoga
Water skiing
Volleyball
Scuba Diving
Basketball
Fishing
Riding
Movement to music
Weight training
Ballroom dancing
Other dancing
Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises Have you taken part in any of these sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No. Times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Badminton
Bowls
Cricket
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at home
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at a gym
Football (including refereeing)
Golf
Hill or mountain climbing
Jogging
Rowing
Running or athletics
Sailing
Squash or rackets
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Yoga
Water skiing
Volleyball
Scuba Diving
Basketball
Fishing
Riding
Movement to music
Weight training
Ballroom dancing
Other dancing

Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises In you spare time Have you taken part in any other sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

1
Tick
Other
Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises Have you taken part in any other sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No. Times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
1
2

Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you feel warm in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

1
Tick
Generic text
Generic text 2
Generic text 3
Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you feel warm in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No. Times last month Average time each occasion (hours) Average time each occasion (mins)
HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
1
2
3

Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you perspire in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

1
Tick
Generic text
Generic text 2
Generic text 3
Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you perspire in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No. Times Average time each occasion (hours) Average time each occasion (mins)
MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
1
2
3

Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you out of breath in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for you

1
Tick
Generic text
Generic text 2
Generic text 3
Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you out of breath in the last 4 weeks?

These boxes are for the nurse

No. Times Average time each occasion (hours) Average time each occasion (mins)
MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
1
2
3

Do you regularly climb stairs? at work

These boxes are for you

1
Tick

Do you regularly climb stairs? at home

These boxes are for you

1
Tick

Do you regularly climb stairs? elsewhere

These boxes are for you

1
Tick

Do you regularly climb stairs? Average no. of flights or stairs

These boxes are for the nurse

How many 2
In the last 7 days how many hours have you spent driving a vehicle or motor bike?

These boxes are for you

hours
How many
Total hours driving to and from work in the last 7 days
Hours spent driving in the course of your work
Hours spent driving in your leisure time (including shopping)
Hours spent driving for any other reason
In the last 7 days how many hours have you spent driving a vehicle or motor bike?

These boxes are for the nurse

Total Time hours Total Time mins
HoursMinutesHoursMinutes HoursMinutesHoursMinutes
Total hours driving to and from work in the last 7 days
Hours spent driving in the course of your work
Hours spent driving in your leisure time (including shopping)
Hours spent driving for any other reason
And now, please look at the following statements and see how they apply to you. Do they describe your very well, fairly well, a little or not at all? Please circle the number opposite the words that best describe you.
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1 - very well

2 - fairly well

3 - a little

4 - not at all

Being hard-driving and competitive
Usually pressed for time
Being bossy or dominating
Having a strong need to be the best at most things
Eating too quickly
If you have a regular job,
How have you been feeling at the end of an average day at work?
-

0 - Yes

1 - No

Often felt very pressed for time
Work stayed with you so you were thinking about it after working hours
Work often stretched you to the very limits of your energy and capacity
Often felt uncertain, uncomfortable or dissatisfied with how well you were doing

Do you get upset when you have to wait for something?

0
Yes
1
No
Last of all have you had any difficulty with day to day life due to health problems? Because of illness, accident or anything related to your health, do you have difficulty with any of the following that has gone on for two weeks or more? If so - please put a tick () in the boxes
Was this caused by illness, injury or ill health? Has it lasted for the last 2 weeks?

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

Walking without help
Getting outside the house without help
Crossing the road without help
Travelling on a bus or train without help
Getting in or out of bed or chair without help
Dressing or undressing without help
Kneeling or bending without help
Going up and down stairs without help
Having a bath or all over wash without help
Holding or gripping (for example a comb or pen) without help
Getting to and using the toilet without help
Eating or drinking without help
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty seeing newspaper print even with glasses
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty recognising people across the street even with glasses
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty hearing a conversation even with hearing aid
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty speaking
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Preparing or cooking a hot meal without help
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing housework without help
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Visiting family or friends
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing any of your hobbies or spare time activities
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing paid work of any kind
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing paid work of your choice
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nshd_82_scq

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
(Medical Research Council)

LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES

Please look over the questions in this next section, which is all about what you have done recently in your spare time. Think mainly about the last 4 weeks, but please note that sometimes we want to know about the last 7 days. When you come to something that you have done, all you have to do is put a tick () in the box next to it.

Cycling and Walking

-

1 - Tick

Have you been on a bicycle in the last 7 days?
Have you done any walking for pleasure over rough or hilly ground (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any other sort of walking for pleasure (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?

Cycling and Walking

No. times last week Total time spent last week (hours) Total time spent last week (mins)
HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
Have you been on a bicycle in the last 7 days?

Cycling and Walking

No. times last month Total time spent last month (hours) Total time spent last month (mins)
HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
Have you done any walking for pleasure over rough or hilly ground (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any other sort of walking for pleasure (at least half an hour) in the last 4 weeks?

Car Maintenance (and boats)

-

1 - Tick

Have you done any washing or waxing and polishing in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any major repairs or maintenance (more than changing a wheel or replacing plugs or oil filter) in the last 4 weeks?

Car Maintenance (and boats)

No. times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Have you done any washing or waxing and polishing in the last 4 weeks?
Have you done any major repairs or maintenance (more than changing a wheel or replacing plugs or oil filter) in the last 4 weeks?

Gardening

-

1 - Tick

Do you do any regular gardening during the summer (at least once a week)?
Do you do any regular gardening in the winter (at least once a month)?

Gardening

Average No. times per week Total time spent on average (to nearest hour) per week
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Do you do any regular gardening during the summer (at least once a week)?

Gardening

Average No. times per month Total time spent on average (to nearest hour) per month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Do you do any regular gardening in the winter (at least once a month)?

Gardening Have you done any of these things in the garden in the last 4 weeks?

-

1 - Tick

Clearing rough ground
Digging earth or compost heap
Tree felling, sawing or chopping wood
Moving earth, landscaping, levelling, rolling
Cutting grass with scythe or shears
Planting or transplanting trees, shrubs, bushes
Mowing grass or hedge cutting
Planting or transplanting flowers, seeds, seedlings outdoors
Hoeing, pruning, raking, weeding

Gardening Have you done any of these things in the garden in the last 4 weeks?

No. times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Clearing rough ground
Digging earth or compost heap
Tree felling, sawing or chopping wood
Moving earth, landscaping, levelling, rolling
Cutting grass with scythe or shears
Planting or transplanting trees, shrubs, bushes
Mowing grass or hedge cutting
Planting or transplanting flowers, seeds, seedlings outdoors
Hoeing, pruning, raking, weeding
Gardening In your spare time Have you done anything else in the garden in the last 4 weeks?
1
Tick
Other

Gardening

No. times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Have you done anything else in the garden in the last 4 weeks?

Do-it-Yourself Have you done any of these Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

-

1 - Tick

Bricklaying
Building with stone (including rockeries)
Concreting, laying paving stones, foundations, soakaways
Demolishing stone, brick, concrete structures (e.g. walls & paths)
Erecting shed, fence, gate, door
Moving heavy objects, such as furniture, building materials
Rubbing down walls
Painting outdoors, repairs to outside of house
Painting inside, wallpapering
Sawing, planing wood, woodwork, (e.g. putting up shelves, cupboards)
Electrical wiring
Repairing major appliances (e.g. washing machine)

Do-it-Yourself Have you done any of these Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

No times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Bricklaying
Building with stone (including rockeries)
Concreting, laying paving stones, foundations, soakaways
Demolishing stone, brick, concrete structures (e.g. walls & paths)
Erecting shed, fence, gate, door
Moving heavy objects, such as furniture, building materials
Rubbing down walls
Painting outdoors, repairs to outside of house
Painting inside, wallpapering
Sawing, planing wood, woodwork, (e.g. putting up shelves, cupboards)
Electrical wiring
Repairing major appliances (e.g. washing machine)
Do-it-Yourself In your spare time Have you done any other Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?
1
Tick
Other
Other 2

Do-it-Yourself In your spare time Have you done any other Do-it-Yourself things in the last 4 weeks?

No times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Other
Other 2

Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises Have you taken part in any of these sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

-

1 - Tick

Badminton
Bowls
Cricket
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at home
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at a gym
Football (including refereeing)
Golf
Hill or mountain climbing
Jogging
Rowing
Running or athletics
Sailing
Squash or rackets
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Yoga
Water skiing
Volleyball
Scuba Diving
Basketball
Fishing
Riding
Movement to music
Weight training
Ballroom dancing
Other dancing

Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises Have you taken part in any of these sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

No. Times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
Badminton
Bowls
Cricket
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at home
Exercises like press-ups, sit-ups etc. at a gym
Football (including refereeing)
Golf
Hill or mountain climbing
Jogging
Rowing
Running or athletics
Sailing
Squash or rackets
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Yoga
Water skiing
Volleyball
Scuba Diving
Basketball
Fishing
Riding
Movement to music
Weight training
Ballroom dancing
Other dancing
Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises In you spare time Have you taken part in any other sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?
1
Tick
Other

Sports, Outdoor Activities and Exercises Have you taken part in any other sports or outdoor activities in the last 4 weeks?

No. Times last month Total time spent (to nearest hour) last month
How manyHoursHow manyHours How manyHoursHow manyHours
1
2
Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you feel warm in the last 4 weeks?
1
Tick
Generic text
Generic text 2
Generic text 3

Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you feel warm in the last 4 weeks?

No. Times last month Average time each occasion (hours) Average time each occasion (mins)
HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours HoursHow manyMinutesHoursHow manyMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
1
2
3
Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you perspire in the last 4 weeks?
1
Tick
Generic text
Generic text 2
Generic text 3

Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you perspire in the last 4 weeks?

No. Times Average time each occasion (hours) Average time each occasion (mins)
MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
1
2
3
Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you out of breath in the last 4 weeks?
1
Tick
Generic text
Generic text 2
Generic text 3

Have you done anything at work, in the home or during your spare time that made you out of breath in the last 4 weeks?

No. Times Average time each occasion (hours) Average time each occasion (mins)
MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours MinutesHoursHow manyHow manyHoursMinutesHow manyMinutesHours
1
2
3
Do you regularly climb stairs? at work
1
Tick
Do you regularly climb stairs? at home
1
Tick
Do you regularly climb stairs? elsewhere
1
Tick
Do you regularly climb stairs? Average no. of flights or stairs
How many 2

In the last 7 days how many hours have you spent driving a vehicle or motor bike?

hours
How many
Total hours driving to and from work in the last 7 days
Hours spent driving in the course of your work
Hours spent driving in your leisure time (including shopping)
Hours spent driving for any other reason

In the last 7 days how many hours have you spent driving a vehicle or motor bike?

Total Time hours Total Time mins
HoursMinutesHoursMinutes HoursMinutesHoursMinutes
Total hours driving to and from work in the last 7 days
Hours spent driving in the course of your work
Hours spent driving in your leisure time (including shopping)
Hours spent driving for any other reason

And now, please look at the following statements and see how they apply to you. Do they describe your very well, fairly well, a little or not at all? Please circle the number opposite the words that best describe you.

-

1 - very well

2 - fairly well

3 - a little

4 - not at all

Being hard-driving and competitive
Usually pressed for time
Being bossy or dominating
Having a strong need to be the best at most things
Eating too quickly

How have you been feeling at the end of an average day at work?

-

0 - Yes

1 - No

Often felt very pressed for time
Work stayed with you so you were thinking about it after working hours
Work often stretched you to the very limits of your energy and capacity
Often felt uncertain, uncomfortable or dissatisfied with how well you were doing
Do you get upset when you have to wait for something?
0
Yes
1
No

Last of all have you had any difficulty with day to day life due to health problems? Because of illness, accident or anything related to your health, do you have difficulty with any of the following that has gone on for two weeks or more? If so - please put a tick () in the boxes

Was this caused by illness, injury or ill health? Has it lasted for the last 2 weeks?

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

1 - Tick

Walking without help
Getting outside the house without help
Crossing the road without help
Travelling on a bus or train without help
Getting in or out of bed or chair without help
Dressing or undressing without help
Kneeling or bending without help
Going up and down stairs without help
Having a bath or all over wash without help
Holding or gripping (for example a comb or pen) without help
Getting to and using the toilet without help
Eating or drinking without help
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty seeing newspaper print even with glasses
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty recognising people across the street even with glasses
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty hearing a conversation even with hearing aid
Because of your health do you have … Difficulty speaking
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Preparing or cooking a hot meal without help
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing housework without help
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Visiting family or friends
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing any of your hobbies or spare time activities
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing paid work of any kind
Because of your health do you have difficulty … Doing paid work of your choice
Name

1982 Self-Completion Questionnaire