This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
Religion, Aging, and Health Survey, 2001, 2004 [United States] (ICPSR 3255)
This data collection looks at religion, self-rated health, depression, and psychological well-being in a sample of older Blacks and older Whites (aged 65 and over) within the United States. Questions were asked regarding religious status, activities, and beliefs among those who currently practice the Christian faith, those who used to be Christian but are not now, and those who have never been associated with any religion during their lifetimes. Demographic variables include age, race, sex, education, and income. Wave II was collected in 2004 and reinterviewed 1,024 respondents. There were 75 respondents who refused to participate, 112 who could not be located, 70 that were too ill for participation, 11 who had moved to nursing homes and 208 were deceased.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Krause, Neal. Religion, Aging, and Health Survey, 2001, 2004 [United States]. ICPSR03255-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-04-17. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03255.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03255.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (R01 AG 014749)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Christianity, church membership, depression (psychology), health attitudes, health problems, older adults, prayer, psychological wellbeing, religion, religious behavior, religious beliefs, religious denominations, worship
Geographic Coverage: United States
Wave I and Wave II may be merged together on the variable ID.
Weight: The variable "weight" should be used with Wave I data. Wave II contains the variable "postwtw2" which should be used when both races are combined and the variable "genwtw2" which is to be used when looking within either race.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-09-22
- 2006-04-17 Wave II has been added and the data have been reformatted.
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