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The table below lists available codebooks and other files containing information about the Wave IV instrument, as well as short descriptions of file contents, compressed file size and approximate number of printed pages. The files are in pdf format, compressed into ZIP files for faster downloading. After you have downloaded the files, use a decompression software to unzip them and Adobe Reader to view and print them.

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The Wave IV In-Home Codebook provides the questions, variable names, and frequencies on a particular topic in the In-Home Interview. The documentation section contains information regarding the dataset, response patterns, weighting and field work. The weights section provides a codebook and instructions for using the weights. 
Wave IV data doc.zip Wave IV Documentation: Information about data, response patterns, weighting and field work 355KB 44
weights4.zip Wave IV Weights: Codebook and instructions for using the Wave IV weights 96KB 7
dsp4.zip Wave IV Disposition File: Final disposition of fielded cases 74KB 3
w4vars.zip Wave IV Constructed Variables: Variables derived from Wave IV In-Home survey data 328KB 25
secta.zip Wave IV Interview Variables: Preloaded and system variables 78KB 5
sect01.zip Section 1: Overview and Demographics 37KB 5
sect02.zip Section 2: Parental Support and Relationships 166KB 22
sect03.zip Section 3: Relationships with Siblings 42KB 6
sect04.zip Section 4: General Health and Diet 85KB 12
sect05.zip Section 5: Access to Health Services, Health Insurance 36KB 5
sect06.zip Section 6: Illness, Medications, and Physical Disabilities 169KB 23
sect07.zip Section 7: Sleep Patterns 56KB 8
sect08.zip Section 8: Household Roster and Residence History 467KB 65
sect09.zip Section 9: Education 88KB 12
sect10.zip Section 10: Military 94KB 13
sect11.zip Section 11: Labor Market 148KB 20
sect12.zip Section 12: Economics 69KB 9
sect13.zip Section 13: Religion and Spirituality 84KB 6
sect14.zip Section 14: Social Psychology and Mental Health 271KB 19
sect15.zip Section 15: Suicide, Sexual Experiences, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases 429KB 31
sect16a.zip Section 16a: Relationships 114KB 8
sect16b.zip Section 16b: Relationships 86KB 7
sect16c.zip Section 16c: Relationships 70KB 6
sect17.zip Section 17: Relationships in Detail 237KB 17
sect18.zip Section 18: Pregnancy Table 159KB 10
sect19.zip Section 19: Live Births 161KB 10
sect20a.zip Section 20a: Children and Parenting 239KB 17
sect20b.zip Section 20b: Children and Parenting 34KB 3
sect21.zip Section 21: Criminal Offending and Victimization 84KB 7
sect22.zip Section 22: Involvement with Criminal Justice System 384KB 30
sect23.zip Section 23: Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs 743KB 59
sect24.zip Section 24: Mistreatment by Adults 44KB 4
sect25.zip Section 25: Daily Activities 226KB 16
sect26.zip Section 26: Personality 223KB 17
sect27.zip Section 27: Biospecimen Participation 122KB 10
sect28.zip Section 28: Field Interviewer's Report 105KB 7
sect29.zip Section 29: Field Interviewer's Environmental Assessment 91KB 5