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National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS Refresher): Milwaukee African American Sample, 2012-2013 (ICPSR 36722)
Principal Investigator(s): Ryff, Carol, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Almeida, David, Pennsylvania State University; Ayanian, John, University of Michigan; Binkley, Neil, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Carr, Deborah, Rutgers University; Coe, Chrisopher, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Davidson, Richard, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Grzywacz, Joseph, Florida State University; Karlamangla, Arun, University of California-Los Angeles; Krueger, Robert, University of Minnesota; Lachman, Margie, Brandeis University; Love, Gayle, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Mailick, Marsha, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Mroczek, Daniel, Northwestern University; Radler, Barry, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Seeman, Teresa, University of California-Los Angeles; Sloan, Richard, Columbia University; Thomas, Duncan, Duke University; Weinstein, Maxine, Georgetown University; Williams, David, Harvard University
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In 2012-2013, the MIDUS Milwaukee Refresher study recruited a sample of 508 Milwaukee African American adults, aged 25 to 64, designed to replenish the Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS II): Milwaukee African American Sample, 2005-2006 (ICPSR 22840). This sample was also designed to increase the number of racial minorities included in the broader MIDUS study. The MIDUS Milwaukee Refresher survey employed the same assessments (demographic, psycho-social, and physical and mental health) as those assembled on the existing MIDUS sample, but with additional questions about the effect of the economic recession of 2008-09. A sample of African Americans from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, was stratified by age, gender, and income.
Area probability sampling methods were used to identify potential respondents. Field interviewers screened households to determine if they contained any African American adults. There was additional screening to achieve an appropriate age/gender distribution in a manner similar to what was done for the original MIDUS sample (NATIONAL SURVEY OF MIDLIFE DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES (MIDUS), 1995-1996 [ICPSR 2760]). Milwaukee respondents were interviewed in their homes using a 2.5-hour Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) protocol and afterwards asked to complete a self-administered questionnaire (SAQ). All measures paralleled those used in the larger MIDUS samples. In addition to successful completion of the survey, participants were asked to complete a cognitive assessment by phone. Some respondents were eligible to participate in additional MIDUS projects: daily diary assessments, biomarker assessments, and neuroscience assessments.
This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited. To protect respondent privacy, these data are restricted from general dissemination. To obtain this file, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of a Restricted Data Use Agreement and return it to the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, P.O. Box 1248, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248.
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Ryff, Carol, David Almeida, John Ayanian, Neil Binkley, Deborah Carr, Chrisopher Coe, Richard Davidson, Joseph Grzywacz, Arun Karlamangla, Robert Krueger, Margie Lachman, Gayle Love, Marsha Mailick, Daniel Mroczek, Barry Radler, Teresa Seeman, Richard Sloan, Duncan Thomas, Maxine Weinstein, and David Williams. National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS Refresher): Milwaukee African American Sample, 2012-2013. ICPSR36722-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-03-09. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36722.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36722.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (5PO1AG020166)
Scope of Study
The variable MRID is the linking variable for the Aggregate Dataset and the Coded Text Dataset in this collection.
For more information on the MIDUS Refresher Project, please see the MIDUS web site.
Sample: The sampling design was a stratified area probability sample of households in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The sampling frame included Census tracts in which at least 40 percent of the population was African American. The Census blocks were stratified by income, with roughly half coming from tracts in which the median household income was $40,000 or greater, and the rest coming from tracts in which the median household income was below $40,000.
Response Rates: The overall response rate for the in-person interview was 47.7 percent. The overall self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) response rate was 67.2 percent. Additional information is available in Appendix A of the Field Report for MIDUS Milwaukee Refresher Oversample.
Presence of Common Scales: Please see the "Documentation of Psychosocial Constructs and Composite Variables" for complete information regarding the scales for the MIDUS Refresher Milwaukee African American Sample data collection.
Original ICPSR Release: 2017-03-09
- 2017-03-20 The data use agreement was added to the collection.
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