Aging

The Data Archive of Social Research on Aging, funded by the National Institute on Aging, facilitates access to the highest quality datasets on topics related to aging. Included in the archive are data and documentation from several nationally recognized longitudinal studies.

Individual Studies in the Aging Collection

Cambridge City over-75s Cohort Study

Cambridge City over-75s Cohort Study (CC75C): 1985 - 2007, Version 3.0
Investigators: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
The Cambridge City over-75s Cohort Study (CC75C), a longitudinal population-based study of cognition and function in advanced old age, began in 1985 from a survey of over 2,000 men and women aged 75 years and older in Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK). ). It is one of the largest and longest-running observational studies of aging, as well as one of the first and largest prevalence studies of dementia and its sub-types to be conducted in the UK. This data set includes variables on demographic characteristics, social contacts, service contacts, physical conditions that interfere with day-to-day tasks, activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
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Adolescent Women's Contraceptive Decision Making

Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE), Waves I-IV, 1993-2001
Investigators: Kyriakos S. Markides & Laura A. Ray
The primary purpose of this study was to provide estimates of the prevalence of key physical health conditions, mental health conditions, and functional impairments in older Mexican Americans and compare these prevalences with those in other populations.
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Longitudinal retirement history

LRHS: Longitudinal Retirement History Study, 1969-1979
Investigators: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Office of Research and Statistics of the Social Security Administration
The primary focus of this six wave study was to assess Social Security program provisions for retired workers.
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Longitudinal Study of Aging

LSOA: Longitudinal Study of Aging, 1984-1990
Investigators: National Center for Health Statistics
This four wave study 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.
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National Long Term Care Survey

National Long-Term Care Survey (NLTCS): 1982, 1984, 1989
Investigators: Kenneth G. Manton (1989), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services & Health Care Financing Administration (1982, 1984)
This is a longitudinal study designed to provide information about the population of chronically disabled elderly persons in the United States. It collected extensive data on a number of topics including cognitive ability, medical conditions, problems and help received for ADLs and IADLs, housing, health insurance, medical providers, income and assets, and personal characteristics.
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National Survey Self Care and Aging

National Survey of Self-Care and Aging (NSSCA), 1990-1994
Investigators: Gordon H. DeFriese & Jean E. Kincade Norburn
This was a national longitudinal survey of noninstitutionalized Medicare beneficiaries, that collected information about activities of daily living, functional limitations, self-care behaviors, general health, chronic health conditions, incontinence, health service usage, equipment use, medication, social support, and social and economic resources.
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National Survey of Japanese Elderly (NSJE)

The National Survey of the Japanese Elderly (NSJE): Wave 1, 1987
Investigators: University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology (IoG) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG)
This longitudinal study was designed to create a panel data set for use in cross-cultural analyses of aging in Japan and the United States, and to be partially comparable in content with Americans' Changing Lives: Waves 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1986, 1989, 1993, and 1996 and the National Health Interview Survey, 1984: Supplement on Aging. The survey has nine sections: demographics (age, gender, marital status, education, employment), social integration (interpersonal contacts, social supports), health status (limitations on daily life and activities, health conditions, level of physical activity), subjective well-being and mental health status (life satisfaction, morale), psychological indicators (life events, locus of control, self-esteem), financial situtation (financial status), memory(measures of cognitive functioning), and interviewer observations (assessments of respondents).
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National Survey of Japanese Elderly (NSJE)

The National Survey of the Japanese Elderly (NSJE): Wave 2, 1990
Investigators: University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology (IoG) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG)
This longitudinal study was designed to create a panel data set for use in cross-cultural analyses of aging in Japan and the United States, and to be partially comparable in content with Americans' Changing Lives: Waves 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1986, 1989, 1993, and 1996 and the National Health Interview Survey, 1984: Supplement on Aging. The survey has nine sections: demographics (age, gender, marital status, education, employment), social integration (interpersonal contacts, social supports), health status (limitations on daily life and activities, health conditions, level of physical activity), subjective well-being and mental health status (life satisfaction, morale), psychological indicators (life events, locus of control, self-esteem), financial situtation (financial status), memory (measures of cognitive functioning), and interviewer observations (assessments of respondents).
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National Survey of Japanese Elderly (NSJE)

The National Survey of the Japanese Elderly (NSJE): Wave 3, 1993
Investigators: University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology (IoG) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG)
This longitudinal study was designed to create a panel data set for use in cross-cultural analyses of aging in Japan and the United States, and to be partially comparable in content with Americans' Changing Lives: Waves 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1986, 1989, 1993, and 1996 and the National Health Interview Survey, 1984: Supplement on Aging. The survey has nine sections: demographics (age, gender, marital status, education, employment), social integration (interpersonal contacts, social supports), health status (limitations on daily life and activities, health conditions, level of physical activity), subjective well-being and mental health status (life satisfaction, morale), psychological indicators (life events, locus of control, self-esteem), financial situtation (financial status), memory (measures of cognitive functioning), and interviewer observations (assessments of respondents).
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National Survey of Japanese Elderly (NSJE)

The National Survey of the Japanese Elderly (NSJE): Wave 4, 1996
Investigators: University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology (IoG) and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology (TMIG)
This longitudinal study was designed to create a panel data set for use in cross-cultural analyses of aging in Japan and the United States, and to be partially comparable in content with Americans' Changing Lives: Waves 1, 2, 3, and 4, 1986, 1989, 1993, and 1996 and the National Health Interview Survey, 1984: Supplement on Aging. The survey has nine sections: demographics (age, gender, marital status, education, employment), social integration (interpersonal contacts, social supports), health status (limitations on daily life and activities, health conditions, level of physical activity), subjective well-being and mental health status (life satisfaction, morale), psychological indicators (life events, locus of control, self-esteem), financial situtation (financial status), memory (measures of cognitive functioning), and interviewer observations (assessments of respondents).
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Second Longitudinal Study of Aging Baseline

The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II): Baseline (Second Supplement on Aging (SOA II), 1994-1996)
Investigators: National Center for Health Statistics
The survey design and contents of the 1994-2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) are similar to the first 1984-1990 Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA), namely, 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.
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Second Longitudinal Study of Aging wave 2

The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II): Baseline (Second Supplement on Aging (SOA II), 1994-1996) and Wave 2 Survivor and Decedent Files, 1994-1998
Investigators: National Center for Health Statistics
The survey design and contents of the 1994-2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) are similar to the first 1984-1990 Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA), namely, 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.
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Second Longitudinal Study of Aging wave 3

The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II): Baseline (Second Supplement on Aging (SOA II), 1994-1996) and Wave 2 Survivor Files, 1994-1998, and Wave 3 Survivor and Decedent Files, 1999-2000
Investigators: National Center for Health Statistics
The survey design and contents of the 1994-2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) are similar to the first 1984-1990 Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA), namely, 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.
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SAGE Baseline China

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): China, Baseline (Wave 0), 2002-2004
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The baseline cohort (Wave 0) was created during the 2002-2004 round of the World Health Survey (WHS).
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SAGE Baseline Ghana

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): Ghana, Baseline (Wave 0), 2002-2004
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The baseline cohort (Wave 0) was created during the 2002-2004 round of the World Health Survey (WHS).
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SAGE Baseline India

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): India, Baseline (Wave 0), 2002-2004
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The baseline cohort (Wave 0) was created during the 2002-2004 round of the World Health Survey (WHS).
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SAGE Baseline Mexico

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): Mexico
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The baseline cohort (Wave 0) was created during the 2002-2004 round of the World Health Survey (WHS).
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Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): Pilot Study, 2005

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): Pilot Study, 2005
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The SAGE questionnaire was piloted in over 1500 respondents in Ghana, India and Tanzania in 2005.
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Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): Russian

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): Russian Federation, Baseline (Wave 0), 2002-2004
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The baseline cohort (Wave 0) was created during the 2002-2004 round of the World Health Survey (WHS).
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Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): South Africa

Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE): South Africa, Baseline (Wave 0), 2002-2004
Investigators: World Health Organization
This study is part of a Longitudinal Survey Program to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well being of older adult populations. The SAGE study collects data on respondents ages 18 years and older, with an emphasis on individuals ages 50 years and older, from nationally representative samples in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, and South Africa. The baseline cohort (Wave 0) was created during the 2002-2004 round of the World Health Survey (WHS).
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