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OTHERP
Other person present during activity

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Description

OTHERP reports whether another person is present with the respondent during the activity. This variable usually reports the presence of individuals in a group or public setting such as at a restaurant, when attending sports events, or in professional meetings. Further, in most years, this variable also reports the presence of known individuals such as coworkers, children, relatives or friends. For more information on how OTHERP was coded in different years, please see the comparability section.

Users want greater details about other types of presence may refer to ALONE, HHADULT, CLSFAM, CHILD, INFANT, ANIMAL, WELLKNW, COWORK, SPPART, SHOPROF, and UNKNWP. The relationship between who variables is documented here.

OTHERP is only available if you select a hierarchical extract. If you request a hierarchical extract and plan to construct time use variables in your statistics package, this variable may be useful to you. Alternatively, you may use OTHERP to construct a time use variable as part of this system.

Comparability

OTHERP was created differently in some years. Users should take that into account in their analyses. This comparability documentation is adapted from the Oxford Harmonization files.

  • 1965-66: Respondents can provide up to 2 responses for the "who with" variables. If they report others, unidentified present in the first mention and any other presence in the second mention, for example, household children or coworkers, this variable is coded as 1. Also, if they report any presence in the first mention and others, unidentified in the second mention, this variable is also coded as 1. OTHERP is also present during activities relating to voluntary work, participation in meetings, religious practice, miscellaneous organization participation, attending sports events, going to a café/bar, or attending receptions.
  • 1975-76: If respondents report the presence of others in the "who with" variables or report being at a restaurant/bar in the "where" variable, this is coded as 1. Further during activities relating to attending classes, attending lectures/courses, going to group meetings, being at other types of identity group meetings, attending civic/political as well as voluntary group meetings, helping others as a member, attending religious services, going to fraternal organization meetings, meeting with youth groups, attending sports events, dancing events, being at the bar, playing football/baseball or tennis, playing social games, or going to sports classes, this variable takes the value of 1.

  • 1993-94: If the respondent was engaged in activities relating to attending school full time, going to classes, attending professional unions, going to special interest events, attending religious groups, meeting with fraternal groups or child/youth/family groups, this variable is coded as 1.
  • 1994-95: If the respondent was engaged in activities relating to attending school full time, going to training classes, formal volunteering, political or civic activity, general voluntary activities, attending religious groups, worships, meeting with fraternal groups or child/youth/family groups, visiting with friends, or at a café, this variable is coded as 1.
  • 1998-01: If the respondent is not alone or reports the presence of coworkers, friends, or relatives in the "who with" variable (first mention), this variable is coded as 1. Further, if the respondent reports the presence of coworkers, friends or relatives in the "who with" variable (second mention); irrespective of the value in the first mention, OTHERP is present.
  • 2003-present: If the respondent reports the presence of other non-household children under 18 or other non-household adults, OTHERP is coded as 1.

Universe

  • All activities.

Availability

  • 1965, 1975, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003-2012

Flags

This variable has no flags.