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The unit being analysed attached to the question being used in a questionnaire or instrument,

IDTermDescription
1StudySubjectThe subject of the study, study participant, e.g. Cohort Member in a cohort study
2ParentalFigurePerson(s) with a parental figure relationship to the study participant (e.g. Mother, Father, Carer, Step Father etc)
3GrandparentFigurePerson(s) with a grandparent figure relationship to the study participant (e.g. Grand Mother, Grand Father)
4SiblingPerson(s) with a sibling relationship to the study participant (e.g. brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister, adopted child in family unit)
5HouseholdA person or a group of persons who share the same dwelling unit and common living arrangements. These common living arrangements may include pooling some, or all, of their income and wealth, and consuming certain types of goods and services collectively, mainly housing and food (Eurostat).
6EducationalFigurePersons with an Educational relationship to the study subject, e.g. Teacher, Lecturer, Head teacher
7MedicalFigurePersons with a medical relationship to the study subject e.g. Doctor, Nurse, Consultant, Dentist
8GeographicUnitAny entity that can be spatially defined as a geographic area, with either natural (physical) or administrative boundaries.
9TimeUnitAny period of time: year, week, month, day, or bimonthly or quarterly periods, etc.
10TextUnitAny period of time: year, week, month, day, or bimonthly or quarterly periods, etc.
11GroupTwo or more individuals assembled together or having some unifying relationship.
12ObjectAnything material, but inanimate, that has an independent existence and may be perceived by the senses. Examples: objects of art (paintings, sculptures, etc.) or weapons, or vehicles, etc.
13OtherUse if the unit of analysis is known, but not found in the list.
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