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 6 UKHLS-2093 January 2014 January 2016 Caring responsibilities outside of the home Provision; Participant No Currently

1. Do you provide some regular service or help for any sick, disabled or elderly person not living with you?

If 1 = yes,

2. How many people do you care for?

If 2 = > 5

3. Who is the first person that you look after or help? (What is their relationship to you?)
4. Who is the second person that you look after or help? (What is their relationship to you?)

Free response
Q3, 4
1. Parent/parent-in-law
2. Grandparent
3. Aunt/uncle
4. Other relative
5. Friend or neighbour
6. Client(s) of voluntary organisation
7. Other


1. Asthma
2. Arthritis
3. Congestive heart failure
4. Coronary heart disease
5. Angina
6. Heart attack or myocardial infarction
7. Stroke
8. Emphysema
11. Chronic bronchitis
21. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
10. Hypothyroidism or an under-active thyroid
12. Any kind of liver condition
13. Cancer or malignancy
14. Diabetes
15. Epilepsy
16. High blood pressure/hypertension
22. An emotional, nervous or psychiatric problem.
19. Multiple Sclerosis
20. H.I.V.
18. Other long standing/chronic condition
96. None of these

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