National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Public Use Household and Family Roster, Parents (2015-2017)

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Add Health respondent identifier (AID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL410594013712.6516721666
2) Phase 2 parent respondent ID (PFMID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL410584147561.325228594
3) Index number of family member - P2 (MEMBRNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 98824.1
2) 95923.4
3) 83620.4
4) 54113.2
5) 3288.0
6) 1914.7
7) 1072.6
8) 641.6
9) 401.0
10) 230.6
11) 160.4
12) 70.2
13) 40.1
14) 10.0
TOTAL4105100.0
4) Add Health sample member aid within family roster - P2 (ROST_AID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL110894088771.8016918090
5) Total household members and children - P2 (TOTHHMEM)
TOTAL%
1) 290.7
2) 2466.0
3) 88521.6
4) 85220.8
5) 68516.7
6) 50412.3
7) 3017.3
8) 1924.7
9) 1533.7
10) 701.7
11) 992.4
12) 360.9
13) 391.0
14) 140.3
TOTAL4105100.0
6) Roster member type - P2 (MEMBRTYP)
7) Is [HR_FIRSTNAME] male or female? (P2HR10A)
TOTAL%
1) Male97023.6
2) Female3498.5
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip278467.8
TOTAL4105100.0
8) How old is [HR_FIRSTNAME]? (P2HR10B)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4105691.701444
9) [Ask if don't know how old [HR_FIRSTNAME] is (P2HR10B = Don't know)] About how old is [HR_FIRSTNAME]? (P2HR10C)
TOTAL%
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip4104100.0
TOTAL4105100.0
10) What is [HR_FIRSTNAME]'s relationship to you? (P2HR10D)
TOTAL%
1) Husband/Wife/Spouse62815.3
2) Partner/Boyfriend/Girlfriend411.0
3) Son/Daughter3097.5
4) Son/Daughter of spouse40.1
6) Grandson/Granddaughter1984.8
7) Father/Mother270.7
10) Father in-law/Mother in-law50.1
16) Brother/Sister190.5
18) Nephew/Niece80.2
20) Other relative80.2
21) Non-relative380.9
22) Other330.8
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip278467.9
Missing2 
TOTAL4103100.0
11) Which description best fits [HR_FIRSTNAME]'s relationship to you? (P2HR10E)
TOTAL%
1) Biological son/daughter2987.3
2) Adopted son/daughter80.2
6) Biological father/mother260.6
11) Other20.0
97) Legitimate skip376991.9
Missing2 
TOTAL4103100.0
12) What is [HR_FIRSTNAME]'s relationship to [SPOUSE/PARTNER]? (P2HR10F)
TOTAL%
1) Son/Daughter1563.8
2) Son/Daughter of spouse190.5
4) Grandson/Granddaughter1062.6
6) Father's spouse/partner50.1
8) Father in-law/Mother in-law100.2
9) Partner/Boyfriend/Girlfriend's mother/father30.1
16) Nephew/Niece50.1
18) Other relative110.3
19) Non-relative100.2
20) Other160.4
97) Legitimate skip376291.7
Missing2 
TOTAL4103100.0
13) Which description best fits [HR_FIRSTNAME HR_LASTNAME]'s relationship to [SPOUSE/PARTNER]? (P2HR10G)
TOTAL%
1) Biological son/daughter1463.6
2) Adopted son/daughter80.2
3) Step son/daughter30.1
11) Other40.1
97) Legitimate skip394296.1
Missing2 
TOTAL4103100.0
14) You get along well with [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER FIRST NAME] (P2WP0A)
TOTAL%
1) Always68816.8
2) Often3388.2
3) Sometimes671.6
4) Seldom110.3
5) Never40.1
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
TOTAL4105100.0
15) You just do not understand [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER FIRST NAME] (P2WP0B)
TOTAL%
1) Always531.3
2) Often771.9
3) Sometimes3608.8
4) Seldom3638.8
5) Never2556.2
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
TOTAL4105100.0
16) You feel you can really trust [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER FIRST NAME] (P2WP0C)
TOTAL%
1) Always85720.9
2) Often1343.3
3) Sometimes832.0
4) Seldom190.5
5) Never150.4
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
TOTAL4105100.0
17) How much do you fight or argue with [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER FIRST NAME]? (P2WP0D)
TOTAL%
1) A lot200.5
2) Some1473.6
3) A little3678.9
4) Not at all57314.0
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
TOTAL4105100.0
18) Is [CHILD_FIRST_NAME CHILD_LAST_NAME] male or female? (P2WP3A)
TOTAL%
1) Male155737.9
2) Female153337.3
6) Refuse10.0
7) Legitimate skip101124.6
8) Don't know30.1
TOTAL4105100.0
19) What is [CHILD_FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME]'s relationship to you? (P2WP3B)
TOTAL%
1) Biological [son/daughter]267865.2
2) Adopted [son/daughter]451.1
3) Step [son/daughter]3207.8
4) [Son/Daughter of spouse/partner] (BUT NOT YOUR BIOLOGICAL, ADOPTED, OR STEP CHILD)290.7
6) Other (specify)190.5
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know20.0
TOTAL4105100.0
20) What is his/her relationship to [spouse/partner]? (P2WP3C)
TOTAL%
1) Biological [son/daughter]154037.5
2) Adopted [son /daughter]531.3
3) Step [son/daughter]41710.2
4) [Son/Daughter] of the spouse partner (BUT NOT [SPOUSE/PARTNER'S] BIOLOGICAL, ADOPTED, OR STEP CHILD)741.8
6) Other200.5
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip200048.7
TOTAL4105100.0
21) Could you tell me how old [CHILD] is? What is your best estimate? (P2WP3D)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL410551.75227
22) Is [CHILD] married, living with a romantic partner, or neither? (P2WP3E)
TOTAL%
1) Married163639.9
2) Living with a romantic partner41210.0
3) Neither married nor living with a romantic partner100424.5
6) Refuse30.1
7) Legitimate skip102324.9
8) Don't know270.7
TOTAL4105100.0
23) [Ask if [CHILD] is more than 12 years old] How many living children does he/she have? (P2WP3F)
TOTAL%
0) 090322.0
1) 157614.0
2) 283720.4
3) 347911.7
4) 41694.1
5) 5681.7
6) 6150.4
7) 770.2
8) 880.2
9) Nine or more60.1
96) Refuse20.0
97) Legitimate skip101824.8
98) Don't know170.4
TOTAL4105100.0
24) What is the highest grade or year of school that [CHILD] has completed? (P2WP3G)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education70.2
2) Grades 1-112445.9
3) High school graduate/GED92422.5
4) Some college76218.6
5) Completed college (bachelor's degree)73517.9
6) Post college3668.9
96) Refuse40.1
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know521.3
TOTAL4105100.0
25) How often are you and [CHILD] in contact either in person, on the phone, by letters, email, video chatting, online messaging or texting? (P2WP3H)
TOTAL%
1) Never1022.5
2) Once a year or less431.0
3) A few times a year1493.6
4) Once or twice a month43110.5
5) Once or twice a week92922.6
6) Almost every day55513.5
7) Daily or more than once a day87521.3
96) Refuse20.0
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know80.2
TOTAL4105100.0
26) How close do you feel to [CHILD]? (P2WP3J)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all close1132.8
2) Not very close1162.8
3) Somewhat close3759.1
4) Quite close60714.8
5) Very close187645.7
96) Refuse20.0
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know50.1
TOTAL4105100.0
27) How much do you expect [CHILD] to help you with activities like transportation, errands or chores around the house in the next 12 months? (P2WP11A)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all67316.4
2) A little3648.9
3) Some3518.6
4) Pretty much69516.9
5) A great deal100424.5
96) Refuse40.1
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know30.1
TOTAL4105100.0
28) How much does [CHILD] help you with eating, dressing, or other hands on care? (P2WP11B)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all86721.1
2) A little3929.5
3) Some43110.5
4) Pretty much60714.8
5) A great deal78619.1
96) Refuse50.1
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know60.1
TOTAL4105100.0
29) How much does [CHILD] help you with living expenses by giving or loaning you money? (P2WP11C)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all89421.8
2) A little48911.9
3) Some49612.1
4) Pretty much57814.1
5) A great deal62215.2
96) Refuse50.1
97) Legitimate skip101124.6
98) Don't know100.2
TOTAL4105100.0
30) How much do you help [AHSM] with ongoing help with child care for several months? (P2WP11D)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all350.9
2) A little581.4
3) Some922.2
4) Pretty much1503.7
5) A great deal47211.5
96) Refuse20.0
97) Legitimate skip329680.3
TOTAL4105100.0
31) How much do you help [AHSM] with activities other than childcare, like errands, transportation, or chores? (P2WP11E)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all902.2
2) A little791.9
3) Some1443.5
4) Pretty much2175.3
5) A great deal57614.0
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know10.0
TOTAL4105100.0
32) How much do you help [AHSM] with living expenses by giving or loaning [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] money? (P2WP11F)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all591.4
2) A little1072.6
3) Some1914.7
4) Pretty much2546.2
5) A great deal49412.0
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know20.0
TOTAL4105100.0
33) What is the most money you could count on [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] to give or loan you in the next 12 months? (P2WP11G)
TOTAL%
1) $0-49957314.0
2) $500-9991804.4
3) $1,000-4,9991794.4
4) $5,000 or more1343.3
96) Refuse150.4
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know270.7
TOTAL4105100.0
34) Did you help [CHILD] with activities such as child care, errands, transportation, chores, or hands-on care in the past 12 months? (P2WP16A)
TOTAL%
0) No72917.8
1) Yes198548.4
6) Refuse30.1
7) Legitimate skip138733.8
8) Don't know10.0
TOTAL4105100.0
35) About how many hours in the last 12 months did you [or your spouse] spend helping [CHILD]? (P2WP16B)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL410554843.77449523
36) Did [CHILD] help you with activities such as errands, transportation, chores, or hands-on care in the past 12 months? (P2WP17A)
TOTAL%
0) No59614.5
1) Yes158538.6
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip192046.8
8) Don't know20.0
TOTAL4105100.0
37) About how many hours in the last 12 months did [CHILD] spend helping you [or your spouse/partner]? (P2WP17B)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL410564023.28647892
38) Did you [or your spouse/partner] give [CHILD] any money, personal loans, or gifts of $100 or more in the past 12 months? (P2WP18A)
TOTAL%
0) No52512.8
1) Yes146535.7
6) Refuse10.0
7) Legitimate skip211151.4
8) Don't know30.1
TOTAL4105100.0
39) About how much did you [or your spouse/partner] give [CHILD] in the past 12 months? (P2WP18B)
TOTAL%
100) $100 or less1273.1
150) 150481.2
200) 2001523.7
250) 250360.9
300) 300922.2
350) 350100.2
400) 400631.5
450) 45040.1
500) 5002526.1
1000) 10002155.2
1500) 1500471.1
2000) 2000671.6
2500) 2500190.5
3000) 3000300.7
3500) 350080.2
4000) 4000300.7
4500) 450030.1
5000) 5000571.4
6000) 6000200.5
7000) 700040.1
8000) 8000110.3
9000) 900040.1
10000) 10000270.7
12000) 1200080.2
15000) 1500070.2
16000) 1600030.1
20000) 20000110.3
25000) 2500040.1
30000) $30,000 or more180.4
99996) Refuse230.6
99997) Legitimate skip264064.3
99998) Don't know651.6
TOTAL4105100.0
40) Did [CHILD] give you [or your spouse/partner] any money, personal loans or gifts of $100 or more? (P2WP19A)
TOTAL%
0) No3618.8
1) Yes73317.9
7) Legitimate skip301173.3
TOTAL4105100.0
41) About how much did [CHILD] give you [or your spouse/partner] in the past 12 months? (P2WP19B)
TOTAL%
100) $100 or less1363.3
150) 150441.1
200) 2001333.2
250) 250100.2
300) 300892.2
350) 35050.1
400) 400250.6
500) 500972.4
600) 600250.6
700) 700120.3
800) 80050.1
1000) 1000310.8
1500) 1500130.3
2000) 2000100.2
2500) 250070.2
3000) 300070.2
4000) 400040.1
5000) 500050.1
8000) 800020.0
13000) 1300040.1
17500) $17,500 or more30.1
99996) Refuse220.5
99997) Legitimate skip337282.1
99998) Don't know441.1
TOTAL4105100.0
42) Did you [or your spouse/partner] give any financial support such as money, personal loans or gifts to [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] to pay for school, including tuition, room and board, and books? (P2WP20A)
TOTAL%
0) No49512.1
1) Yes60914.8
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know20.0
TOTAL4105100.0
43) About how much was that since [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] turned 18? (P2WP20B)
TOTAL%
1) 1691.7
2) 21473.6
3) 31082.6
4) 41253.0
5) 5611.5
6) 6822.0
96) Refuse30.1
97) Legitimate skip349685.2
98) Don't know140.3
TOTAL4105100.0
44) Did you [or your spouse/partner] give any financial support such as money, personal loans or gifts to [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] for buying a home, including a down payment? (P2WP20C)
TOTAL%
0) No94723.1
1) Yes1583.8
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know10.0
TOTAL4105100.0
45) About how much was that since [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] turned 18? (P2WP20D)
TOTAL%
1) 190.2
2) 2461.1
3) 3300.7
4) 4310.8
5) 5150.4
6) 6230.6
96) Refuse20.0
97) Legitimate skip394796.2
98) Don't know20.0
TOTAL4105100.0
46) Did you [or your spouse/partner] give any financial support to Add Health Sample member for any of the following: For buying for other large expenses such as a car, a wedding, helping to start a business, or substantial help with living expenses? (P2WP20E)
TOTAL%
0) No43510.6
1) Yes67016.3
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know10.0
TOTAL4105100.0
47) About how much was that since [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] turned 18? (P2WP20F)
TOTAL%
1) 1601.5
2) 22285.6
3) 31563.8
4) 41403.4
5) 5411.0
6) 6310.8
96) Refuse40.1
97) Legitimate skip343583.7
98) Don't know100.2
TOTAL4105100.0
48) Have you [or your spouse/partner] ever taken out or cosigned a loan from a bank or lending institution for [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER]? (P2WP20G)
TOTAL%
0) No82920.2
1) Yes2636.4
6) Refuse40.1
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know120.3
TOTAL4105100.0
49) Was the loan for...education? (P2WP20G1)
TOTAL%
0) No2095.1
1) Yes521.3
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip384293.6
TOTAL4105100.0
50) Was the loan for...home? (P2WP20G2)
TOTAL%
0) No2295.6
1) Yes320.8
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip384293.6
TOTAL4105100.0
51) Was the loan for...car? (P2WP20G3)
TOTAL%
0) No992.4
1) Yes1623.9
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip384293.6
TOTAL4105100.0
52) Was the loan for...wedding? (P2WP20G4)
TOTAL%
0) No2556.2
1) Yes60.1
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip384293.6
TOTAL4105100.0
53) Was the loan for...business? (P2WP20G5)
TOTAL%
0) No2546.2
1) Yes70.2
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip384293.6
TOTAL4105100.0
54) Was the loan for...other? (P2WP20G6)
TOTAL%
0) No2335.7
1) Yes280.7
6) Refuse20.0
7) Legitimate skip384293.6
TOTAL4105100.0
55) In the last [CALCULATED] years - that is, since 2008 - do you think that [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] or his/her wife/husband/partner has fallen behind on paying his/her/their bills? (P2WP21A)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely fallen behind2556.2
2) Probably fallen behind2085.1
3) Probably not fallen behind2145.2
4) Definitely not fallen behind4009.7
96) Refuse40.1
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know270.7
TOTAL4105100.0
56) Was that income more or less than $50,000? (P2WP21B)
TOTAL%
1) More than $50,0002746.7
2) Less than $50,00062615.2
3) $50,000601.5
6) Refuse170.4
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know1313.2
TOTAL4105100.0
57) Was that income more or less than $100,000? (P2WP21C)
TOTAL%
2) Less than $100,000471.1
7) Legitimate skip397496.9
8) Don't know822.0
Missing2 
TOTAL4103100.0
58) Was that income more or less than $75,000? (P2WP21D)
TOTAL%
1) More than $75,0001192.9
2) Less than $75,0001253.0
3) $75,000180.4
7) Legitimate skip383193.3
8) Don't know120.3
TOTAL4105100.0
59) Was that income more or less than $25,000? (P2WP21E)
TOTAL%
1) More than $25,0002365.7
2) Less than $25,0003077.5
3) $25,000531.3
6) Refuse10.0
7) Legitimate skip347984.8
8) Don't know290.7
TOTAL4105100.0
60) Has [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] been told he/she has...high blood pressure or hypertension? (P2WP22A)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely has been told1774.3
2) Probably has been told892.2
3) Probably has not been told2596.3
4) Definitely has not been told54413.3
96) Refuse30.1
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know360.9
TOTAL4105100.0
61) Has [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] suffered from depression? (P2WP22B)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely has been told1884.6
2) Probably has been told1212.9
3) Probably has not been told2385.8
4) Definitely has not been told52112.7
96) Refuse20.0
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know380.9
TOTAL4105100.0
62) How many pounds and ounces did [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] weigh at birth? (lbs) [Weight 2 lbs, 1 ounce: 2 lbs, 1 ounce or less. Weight 11 lbs, 9 ounces: 11 lbs, 9 ounces or more] (P2WP23A1)
TOTAL%
2) 270.2
3) 3150.4
4) 4210.5
5) 5611.5
6) 62155.2
7) 74059.9
8) 82385.8
9) 9862.1
10) 10180.4
11) 1130.1
12) 1210.0
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know370.9
TOTAL4105100.0
63) How many pounds and ounces did [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] weigh at birth? (ounces) [Weight 2 lbs, 1 ounce: 2 lbs, 1 ounce or less. Weight 11 lbs, 9 ounces: 11 lbs, 9 ounces or more] (P2WP23A2)
TOTAL%
0) 0962.3
1) 1521.3
2) 2922.2
3) 3631.5
4) 4511.2
5) 5601.5
6) 6842.0
7) 7721.8
8) 81192.9
9) 9541.3
10) 10491.2
11) 11701.7
12) 12551.3
13) 13501.2
14) 14481.2
15) 15330.8
16) 1610.0
96) Refuse10.0
97) Legitimate skip303573.9
98) Don't know200.5
TOTAL4105100.0
64) Did [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] weigh less than five and a half pounds (i.e., less than five pounds, eight ounces) at birth? (P2WP24A)
TOTAL%
0) No280.7
1) Yes30.1
6) Refuse10.0
7) Legitimate skip406699.0
8) Don't know70.2
TOTAL4105100.0
65) Did [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] weigh nine pounds or more at birth? (P2WP24B)
TOTAL%
0) No260.6
7) Legitimate skip407799.3
8) Don't know20.0
TOTAL4105100.0
66) A preterm delivery is one that occurs before 37 weeks in pregnancy (more than three weeks early). As far as you know, was [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] born preterm? (P2WP24C)
TOTAL%
0) No100524.5
1) Yes992.4
6) Refuse10.0
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know30.1
TOTAL4105100.0
67) Did [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] stay in the hospital beyond the birth mother's stay (for example, stay in intensive care nursery (NICU) or need a machine to breathe)? (P2WP24D)
TOTAL%
0) No99324.2
1) Yes1082.6
6) Refuse10.0
7) Legitimate skip299773.0
8) Don't know60.1
TOTAL4105100.0
68) How often do you think [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] has a drink containing alcohol? (P2WP25A)
TOTAL%
1) Never2596.3
2) Monthly or less3037.4
3) Two to four times a month2486.0
4) Two to three times a week1744.2
5) Four or more times a week721.8
96) Refuse30.1
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know491.2
TOTAL4105100.0
69) In the past decade, do you think [ADD HEALTH SAMPLE MEMBER] has ever used any of the following substances? (NON-MEDICAL USE ONLY) Cannabis, cocaine, stimulants, inhalants, sedatives/hypnotics, hallucinogens, opioids, and other drugs not prescribed by a physician? (P2WP25B)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely has1283.1
2) Probably has882.1
3) Probably has not1754.3
4) Definitely has not68216.6
96) Refuse60.1
97) Legitimate skip299773.0
98) Don't know290.7
TOTAL4105100.0
70) Constructed - subset flag for parent-level roster - P2 (P_LVLFLG)
TOTAL%
1) Subset flag for parent-level dataset3821100.0
Missing284 
TOTAL3821100.0
71) Constructed - family member lives with W1P - P2 (LIVEWITH)
TOTAL%
0) 278467.8
1) 132132.2
TOTAL4105100.0