2013-10-20

NSHAP Wave 2 Data and Updated NSHAP Wave 1 Now Available

Obtaining WAVES 1 and  2 of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) 

The formal release of NSHAP WAVE 2 is now available for interested researchers. This release represents the fully processed Wave 2 data for analysis. The full documentation and a variety of data enhancements are available as part of this study.

Obtaining NSHAP WAVE 2 Data.

For the Wave 2 study, NSHAP returned to Wave 1 respondents and eligible non-interviewed respondents from Wave 1 (Wave 1 Non-Interviewed Respondents). The Wave 2 sample was also extended to include the cohabiting spouses and romantic partners of Wave 1 Respondents and Wave 1 Non-Interviewed Respondents. Partners were considered to be eligible to participate in NSHAP if they resided in the household with Wave 1 Respondent/Wave 1 Non-Interviewed Respondent at the time of the Wave 2 interview and were at least 18 years of age. Wave 1 for further sampling information, as well as the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook and visit the NORC at the University of Chicago Web site.

Information and codebooks for NSHAP WAVE 2 can be found at this URL:
              http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/20541
This information can also be found at this persistent web address at ICPSR:
               http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34921.v1

The Data Use Agreement and instructions for requesting NSHAP 2 can be found on the NSHAP webpage along with codebooks and supporting documentation.


NSHAP WAVE 1
The data and documentation for NSHAP WAVE 1 has also been updated at this time.

The NSHAP WAVE 1 sample is built on the foundation of the national household screening carried out by the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) in 2004. Through a collaborative agreement, HRS identified households for the NSHAP eligible population. A sample of 4,400 people was selected from the screened households. NSHAP made one selection per household. Ninety-two percent of the persons selected for the NSHAP interview were eligible. For more information on sampling, users should refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook, as well as visit the NORC at the University of Chicago Web site.

Information and codebooks for NSHAP WAVE 1 can be found at this URL:
             http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACDA/studies/20541
This information can also be found at this persistent web address at ICPSR:
               http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20541.v6

Thank you for your interest in NSHAP.

Sincerely,

 Dr. James W McNally
 NACDA Director
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Link for DUA Wave 1

Link for DUA Wave 2