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World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia, 1991 (ICPSR 6250)

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These data were gathered to provide information on the elderly in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia. Questions were asked regarding demographic characteristics (age, race, sex, marital status, religion, number of children and siblings, education), economic resources (employment status of respondent and of respondent's spouse, main income source, other income sources, whether house was owned), health (current health status, accidents and/or injuries affecting daily activities, number of times respondent saw a health professional in the previous month, number of days in hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center in the previous month, medications currently used, usage of any devices to assist in getting around), activities of daily living, living habits (smoking or drinking), social activities (club membership, whether respondent had a confidant), housing (satisfaction with current living conditions, accessibility to quarters, safety), and mental state of the respondent.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Bahrain Data - Download All Files (8.9 MB)
DS2:  Egypt Data - Download All Files (10.6 MB)
DS3:  Jordan Data - Download All Files (11.8 MB)
DS4:  Tunisia Data - Download All Files (12 MB)

Study Description


Andrews, Gary R. World Health Organization Collaborative Study on Social and Health Aspects of Aging in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia, 1991. ICPSR06250-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998.

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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:   Bahrain, Egypt, Global, Jordan, Tunisia

Time Period:  

  • 1991

Date of Collection:  

  • 1991

Universe:   The noninstitutionalized elderly 60 years and older in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   Random sampling of persons over 60 in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB6250.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.

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