Timeline Group label Sweep Group Sweep Title Participant age Starts Ends Scale Provision, Receipt, Need? Topic(s) Focus Informant: Multiple rater? Reporting Term Question(s) Response scale Standard instrument? Notes Physical Health Measures
Wave 18 BHPS-2147 January 2008 January 2009 Caring responsibilities - hours per week Provision; Participant Yes Current

In total, how many hours do you spend each week looking after or helping (him/her/them)?

0 – 4 hours per week
5 – 9 hours per week .
10-19 hours per week .
20-34 hours per week .
35-49 hours per week .
50-99 hours per week
100 or more hours per week/
continuous care ..
Varies under 20 hours .
Varies 20 hours or more .
Don’t know


Problems or disability connected with: arms, legs, hands,
feet back, or neck (including arthritis and rheumatism)
Difficulty in seeing (other than needing
glasses to read normal size print).
Difficulty in hearing
Skin conditions/allergies
Chest/breathing problems, asthma, bronchitis
Heart/high blood pressure or blood circulation problems
Stomach/liver/kidneys or digestive problems
Anxiety, depression or bad nerves, psychiatric problems
Alcohol or drug related problems Epilepsy.
Migraine or frequent headaches
Other health problems (PLEASE GIVE DETAILS).

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