Principal Investigator(s): Breslow, Lester, California Department of Health Services. Human Population Laboratory; Kaplan, George A., California Department of Health Services. Human Population Laboratory
The purpose of this survey was to explore the influence of health practices and social relationships on the physical and mental health of a typical sample of the population in Alameda County, California. The information obtained for the 6,928 respondents (including approximately 500 women aged 65 years and older) covers chronic health conditions, health behaviors, social involvements, and psychological characteristics. Questions were asked about marital and life satisfaction, parenting, physical activities, employment, and childhood experiences. Demographic variables include data on respondetns' age, race, height, weight, education, income, and religion.
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Breslow, Lester, and George A. Kaplan. Health and Ways of Living Study, 1965 Panel: [Alameda County, California]. ICPSR06688-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-12-04. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06688.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06688.v2
This survey was funded by:
- United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Public Health Service (CH 00076)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: childhood, employment, health, health attitudes, health behavior, life satisfaction, marital status, mental health, parenting skills, population characteristics, psychological wellbeing, social involvement
Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Households in Alameda County, California.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
See the codebook for an extensive listing of publications related to this study as provided by the Human Population Laboratory at the California Department of Health Services.
Sample: Stratified random sample of Alameda County households with noninstitutionalized residents aged 21 and older, or aged 16-21 if married.
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Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview, mail questionnaire
Response Rates: 6,928 individuals from a sample of 8,074 responded to the mailed questionnaire.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1996-04-12
- 2013-12-04 SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, an R data frame, and a tab-delimited data file have been added to the collection. The codebook has been updated.
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