National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

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World Health Organization Regional Office for Southeast Asia Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, 1990 (ICPSR 6242)

Principal Investigator(s): Andrews, Gary R.

Summary:

These data were gathered to provide information on the elderly in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Questions were asked in the following areas: demographics (respondent's age, race, sex, marital status, religion, make-up of household, number of children, number of siblings, education), economic resources (employment status of the respondent and spouse, main income source, other income sources, whether the respondent owned his/her house), health (current health, accidents and/or injuries affecting daily activities, number of times respondent saw a health professional in last month, number of days in hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center in last month, medications currently being used, usage of any devices to assist in getting around), activities of daily living, living habits (smoking, drinking), social activities (whether the respondent belonged to clubs, had a confidant), housing (satisfaction with current living conditions, accessibility to quarters, safety), and mental state of the respondent.

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Burma Data - Download All Files (32.403 MB)
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DS2:  Indonesia Data - Download All Files (32.385 MB)
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DS3:  North Korea Data - Download All Files (32.366 MB)
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DS4:  Sri Lanka Data - Download All Files (32.384 MB)
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DS5:  Thailand Data - Download All Files (32.383 MB)
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DS6:  SPSS Format File - Download All Files (31.43 MB)
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DS7:  SPSS Dictionary File - Download All Files (31.279 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Andrews, Gary R. World Health Organization Regional Office for Southeast Asia Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, 1990. ICPSR06242-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06242.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   activities of daily living, aging, assistive devices, demographic characteristics, health status, housing, income, mental health, older adults, social behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Indonesia, Myanmar, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Time Period:  

  • 1990

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990

Universe:   The noninstitutionalized elderly 60 years and older in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The documentation for this collection consists of the publication AGING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: A FIVE-COUNTRY STUDY, an SPSS format file, and an SPSS dictionary file.

Methodology

Sample:   Representative random sampling in Burma, North Korea, and Thailand. Stratified random sampling in Indonesia. Three-stage sampling in Sri Lanka. For more detailed information, consult the publication AGING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: A FIVE-COUNTRY STUDY, included with the documentation.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB6242.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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