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NHSNum
NHSNum
NHS number

For the question below, a text answer labelled ‘NHS number’ is created, with a maximum length of 10. 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.

 

Questionnaire: BCS 1986 Parental Interview Form

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Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

NHS number

Text

10

 

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LA/ChildNum
LA/ChildNum
Local Authority/Child's Code number

In the question below, a specific number of spaces is allocated for filling in the Local Authority Code number (3) and Child's Code number (6).

Questionnaire: NCDS Medical Examination Form

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Questionnaire layout:

Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Local Authority Code number

Text

3

Child’s Code number

Text

6

 

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Guess
Guess
Guess?

In the question below, a text answer labelled ‘Guess’ is created, with a maximum length of 1. 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’.

 

Questionnaire: ALSPAC My Daughter’s Health

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Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Guess

Text

1

 

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Code
Code
Code

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.

 

Questionnaire: SWS 6 Month Infancy questionnaire

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Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Code

Text

4

 

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Letter
Letter
Letter (X)

In question 14ii below, the respondent is asked to fill in three letters for the functions in question 14i that they think are the most important in getting a good job. Three text answers are created, labelled ‘Letter 1’, ‘Letter 2’ and ‘Letter 3’, each with a maximum length of 1.

 

Questionnaire: NSHD University Questionnaire 1964

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Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Letter 1

Text

1

Letter 2

Text

1

Letter 3

Text

1

 

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