National Health and Aging Trends Study data are available for downloadThe Round 1 beta release public use files for the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) are now available at http://www.nhats.org/. NHATS is designed to support analyses of disability trends and trajectories in older Americans. This initial data release provides both SAS and ASCII files, and codebooks.
Additional documentation is available on the NHATS website:
* Round 1 Instruments (annotated with variable names and labels),
* User Guide that provides comprehensive descriptions of the NHATS conceptual framework,
content of the baseline instrument, data file structure, created measures (including their origin),
information on special topics (e.g. weighting, imputation)
* Crosswalk between instrument items and codebooks,
* Technical papers.
The beta version is an early release and users are encouraged to assist NHATS in documenting issues to be addressed before release of a final file this fall.
Emily M. Agree, Ph.D.
Director, Hopkins Center for Population Aging and Health Associate Director, Hopkins Population Center Associate Professor, Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4646
Baltimore, MD 21205