Table 1

Household structure categories derived from Natsal-3 questionnaire responses about other members of participants’ households

Household structure categoryCriteria
Lives with parents or other relatives*Lives with parents or other relatives (including siblings), but not with a partner or children/grandchildren of their own. Household may include non-relatives.
Lives aloneNo other household members.
Lives with non-relatives onlyDoes not live with parents, other relatives, a partner or children/grandchildren of their own.
Lives with a partner, not with children/grandchildrenLives with a partner but not with children/grandchildren of their own. Household may include other members.
Lives with a partner and children/grandchildrenLives with a partner and children/grandchildren of their own. Household may include other members.
Lives with children/grandchildren, not with a partnerLives with children/grandchildren of their own but does not live with a partner. Household may include other members.
  • *Participants living with other relatives were grouped with those living with parents recognising that some young people may not live with their parents, for a variety of reasons, and may instead be living with other caretakers such as grandparents or even older siblings, and their relationship to these caretakers may have a similar influence on behaviour. Furthermore, only 5.4% (n=164) of all participants (and 3.2% (n=79) of participants aged 16–24 years) in this category did not live with parents.