LSOA: Longitudinal Study of Aging, 1984-1990
The Longitudinal Study of Aging, 70 years and over, 1984- 1990 (LSOA) was conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This four-wave study began in 1984, as part of the Supplement on Aging to the 1984 National Health Interview Survey (SOA). Follow-up surveys were administered in 1986, 1988, and 1990 to 7,527 respondents, 70 years of age or older at the time of the SOA. The LSOA was designed to assess the future needs of the elderly in the United States by gathering information on functional status and impairment, living arrangements, caregiving and social support, health attitudes, retirement income, and mortality. This archive includes two data files for LSOA participants. The LSOA person file includes questionnaire data from 7,527 respondents for the SOA and the 1986, 1988, and 1990 follow-up surveys, as well as information on decedents. The Medicare data file includes hospital records, diagnostic information, and indicators of health care use for those LSOA participants who have released Medicare information to the National Center for Health Statistics. The table below lists prices for specific products of this dataset.