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For the question below, a text answer labelled ‘NHS number’ is created, with a maximum length of 10, is created. The creation of a specifically labelled text answer arises from the fact that NHS numbers are sometimes alphanumeric and the 10 boxes provided in the questionnaire for the response to the question.

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In the question below, a text answer labelled ‘Guess’ is created, with a maximum length of 1, is created. Creation of an answer in this form, rather than using ‘Generic text’, arises from the instruction in the question regarding filling in the box in column 2 with a ‘G’.

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In the Southampton Women’s Survey (SWS), four character brand codes are used in collecting data about some types of foods in the Food Frequency section of SWS questionnaires. A text answer labelled ‘Code’, with a maximum length of 4 characters, is created as an answer to be used when ‘Brand Code’ or ‘Code’ responses occur in any SWS questionnaire.

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