This dataset is housed at the Murray Research Center at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. This is a 26-year longitudinal study of physical, psychological, and social aspects of health among a representative community sample of African-American adolescents, aged 12 to 18, residing in Central Harlem, New York City. Data were collected in five waves: 1968-1970, 1975-1976, 1983-1984, 1989-1990, and 1993-1994. In 1968, there were 668 respondents aged 12-17, and in 1994, when respondents were aged 35-41, 347 remained in the study. Along with other health issues, later waves assessed patterns of non-medical related drug use and HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. In order to apply to use Murray Center data, one must register as a Murray Center user and complete an Application for the Use of Data form.
These data are not available from NAHDAP. Users should consult the data owners directly (via Murray Research Center: Harlem Longitudinal Study ofUrban Black Youth) for details on obtaining these resources.
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: adolescents, African Americans, child health, delinquent behavior, drug use, HIV, mental health, physical condition, social attitudes, social behavior, urban population, young adults, youths
These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation