PANEL HOUSE TABLE FORMAT

The file "panlhous.tbl" in the "tables" directory provides full demographic information on each of the callers selected by the marketing firm NFO Research, Inc. This information is drawn from the standard questionnaire form distributed by NFO to establish a sampling population.

Each entry is 90 characters wide, and contains 50 distinct, fixed-width data fields. There are no explicit separators between fields; space characters represent (portions of) fields that have been left blank.

The first field of the table (the "Membership or sequence number" in the first 7 columns) corresponds to the "panel_number" field in the NIST SPHERE header of each waveform file.

The assignment of character positions to data fields is as follows. The interpretations for the codes used in various fields are given afterwards.


Position	Content

1-7	Membership or sequence number
8-9	State code (see "State codes" below)
10-12	County code
13-15	ADI code
16	Actual household size (value = 1-7)
17	Marital status (1 = now married; 2 = never married;
			3 = divorced,widowed,separated)
18	Spanish origin (1 = Spanish/Hispanic; 2 = not Spanish/Hispanic;
			3 = no answer)
19-20	Female head's month of birth
21-22	Female head's year of birth (blank = no female head)
23-24	Male head's month of birth
25-26	Male head's year of birth (blank = no male head)
27	Female head's education (see "Education codes" below)
28	Male head's education (see "Education codes" below)
29	Female head's employment (see "Employment codes" below)
30	Male head's employment (see "Employment codes" below)
31	Household designation (see "Designation codes" below)
32	Occupation of male head (see "Occupation codes" below)
33-34	Annual househlod income (see "Income codes" below)
35	Type of residence (see "Residence codes" below)
36	Home ownership (1 = own; 2 = rent; 3 = live with relatives;
			4 = other; 0 = no answer)
37-40	MSA Code
41	Geographic division (see "Geographic codes" below)
42	Market size (1 = non-MSA or less than 100K population;
		     2 = 100K - 500K; 3 = 500K - 2M; 4 = more than 2M)
43	Household age (see "Age codes" below)
44	Income code (1 = < $12.5K; 2 = $12.5K - $25K; 3 = $25K - $40K;
		     4 = $40K - $60K; 5 = > $60K)
45	Size of household (value = 1-5, 5 = "5 or more")
46	Occupation of female head (see "Occupation codes" below)
47	Race (1 = White; 2 = Black; 3 = Asian/Pacific; 4 = Native
		American; 5 = Other; 0 = no answer)
48	Female head relationship
49	Male head relationship
	Other household members: (see "Relation codes" below for "S")
50-54	OHM1: Month of birth (MM), Year of birth (YY), Sex/relation (S)
55-59	OHM2: Month of birth (MM), Year of birth (YY), Sex/relation (S)
60-64	OHM3: Month of birth (MM), Year of birth (YY), Sex/relation (S)
65-69	OHM4: Month of birth (MM), Year of birth (YY), Sex/relation (S)
70-74	OHM5: Month of birth (MM), Year of birth (YY), Sex/relation (S)
75-79	Blank
80	Lifestage (see "Lifestage codes" below)
81-88	Blank
89-90	NFO Panel number
NOTE:

The above assignments of character columns for fields was copied directly from the "Client Detail Code Book" for "1993-1994 Panels", provided to us by NFO Research, Inc., and dated Oct. 1, 1993. On inspection of the actual content of the Panel House Table delivered to us by NFO (and presented here in "panlhous.tbl"), we have discovered two discrepencies (others may exist).

First, columns 75-79 of the table often contain a 3-digit code (but not always); we have no explanation for the meaning of these digits, because the information above lists these columns as "blank".

Second, the "Lifestage" field is either not present or not in the position shown above -- column 80 of the table is consistently blank.


State Codes

01 AL Alabama                
04 AZ Arizona		     
05 AR Arkansas		     
06 CA California	     
08 CO Colorado		     
09 CT Connecticut	     
10 DE Delaware		     
11 DC Dist. of Columbia	     
12 FL Florida		     
13 GA Georgia		     
16 ID Idaho		     
17 IL Illinois		     
18 IN Indiana		     
19 IA Iowa		     
20 KS Kansas		     
21 KY Kentucky		     
22 LA Louisiana		     
23 ME Maine         
24 MD Maryland      
25 MA Massachusetts 
26 MI Michigan      
27 MN Minnesota     
28 MS Missippi      
29 MO Missouri      
30 MT Montana       
31 NE Nebraska      
32 NV Nevada        
33 NH New Hampshire 
34 NJ New Jersey    
35 NM New Mexico    
36 NY New York      
37 NC North Carolina
38 ND North Dakota  
39 OH Ohio          
40 OK Oklahoma      
41 OR Oregon        
42 PA Pennsylvania  
44 RI Rhode Island  
45 SC South Carolina
46 SD South Dakota  
47 TN Tennessee     
48 TX Texas         
49 UT Utah          
50 VT Vermont       
51 VA Virginia      
53 WA Washington    
54 WV West Virginia 
55 WI Wisconsin     
56 WY Wyoming       

Education Codes
1 - Grade School
2 - Some High School
3 - Graduated High School
4 - Some College - no degree
5 - Graduated College - Associate's degree (2 year)
6 - Graduated College - Bachelor's degree (4 year)
7 - Post Graduate Degree - MS, MA, MBA, MD, DVM, PhD, DDS, etc.
0 - no answer
blank - person not present in household

Employment Codes
1 - Full-time
2 - Part-time
3 - Retired
4 - Not Employed
0 - no answer
blank - person not present in household

Designation Codes
1 - Husband & wife
2 - Male (no wife), child and/or other relative present
3 - Female (no husband), child and/or other relative present
4 - Male living alone
5 - Female living alone
6 - Male living with non-relative
7 - Female living with non-relative

Occupation Codes
1 - managerial, professional
2 - technical, sales, administrative support
3 - service
4 - farming, forestry, fishing
5 - craftsman, repairman
6 - operator, laborer
7 - retired, student, armed forces, other, no answer
blank - person not present in household
Income Codes (in thousands of dollars)
01 under 7.5
02 7.5 - 10
03 10 - 12.5
04 12.5 - 15
05 15 - 17.5
06 17.5 - 20
07 20 - 22.5
08 22.5 - 25
09 25 - 27.5
10 27.5 - 30
11 30 - 32.5
12 32.5 - 35
13 35 - 37.5
14 37.5 - 40
15 40 - 45
16 45 - 50
17 50 - 60
18 60 - 75
19 75 - 85
20 85 - 100
21 100 - 125
22 125 - 150
23 150 - 175
24 more than 175
Residence Codes
1 - house
2 - apartment
3 - mobile home
4 - condominium
5 - twinplex/duplex
6 - other
0 - no answer
Geographic Codes
1 New England
2 Middle Atlantic
3 East North Central
4 West North Central
5 South Atlantic
6 East South Central
7 West South Central
8 Mountain
9 Pacific
Household Age Codes (codes 1-5 are for "Family (Female, if present)", codes 6-9 are for "Nonfamily")
1 under 30
2 30 - 39
3 40 - 49
4 50 - 59
5 60 and over
6 Male under 35
7 Male 35 and over
8 Female under 35
9 Female 35 and over

Relation Codes
1 male child
2 female child
3 male other relative
4 female other relative
5 male not related
6 female not related

Lifestage Codes
1 Yound Singles - 1 person, under 35
2 Middle Singles - 1 person, 35 to 65
3 Older Singles - 1 person, over 65
4 Young Couple - 2 or more adults under 45, no children
5 Working Older Couple - head over 45, employed, no children
6 Retired Older Couple - head over 45, not employed, no children
7 Young Parent - head under 45, youngest child under 6
8 Middle Parent - head under 45, youngest child 6+
9 Older Parent - head over 45, child at home - any age
0 Roommates