Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), 2004-2006: Visit 08 Dataset (ICPSR 32122)
Published: Sep 30, 2014 View help for published
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Kim Sutton-Tyrell, University of Pittsburgh; Faith Selzer, University of Pittsburgh; MaryFran Sowers, University of Michigan; Joel Finkelstein, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Lynda Powell, Rush University. Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago; Ellen Gold, University of California-Davis; Gail Greendale, University of California-Los Angeles; Gerson Weiss, University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical Center; Karen Matthews, University of Pittsburgh
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The Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years. The study examines the physical, biological, psychological and social changes during this transitional period. The goal of SWAN's research is to help scientists, health care providers and women learn how mid-life experiences affect health and quality of life during aging. Data were collected about doctor visits, medical conditions, medications, treatments, medical procedures, relationships, smoking, and menopause related information such as age at pre-, peri- and post-menopause, self-attitudes, feelings, and common physical problems associated with menopause. The study began in 1994. Between 2004 and 2006, 2,278 of the 3,302 women that joined SWAN were seen for their eighth follow-up visit. The research centers are located in the following communities: Ypsilanti and Inkster, MI (University of Michigan); Boston, MA (Massachusetts General Hospital); Chicago, IL (Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center); Alameda and Contra Costa County, CA (University of California-Davis and Kaiser Permanente); Los Angeles, CA (University of California-Los Angeles); Hackensack, NJ (Hackensack University Medical Center); and Pittsburgh, PA (University of Pittsburgh). SWAN participants represent five racial/ethnic groups and a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Though the New Jersey site was still part of the study, data was not collected from this site for the eighth visit. Demographic and background information includes age, language of interview, marital status, household composition, and employment.
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Using the variable SWANID, this dataset can be linked with the SWAN Cross-Sectional Screener (ICPSR 4368), Baseline Data (ICPSR 28762), Visit 1 Data (ICPSR 29221), Visit 2 Data (ICPSR 29401), Visit 3 Data (ICPSR 29701), Visit 4 Data (ICPSR 30142), Visit 5 Data (ICPSR 30501), Visit 6 Data (ICPSR 31181), Visit 7 Data (ICPSR 31901), Visit 9 Data (ICPSR 32721), Visit 10 Data (ICPSR 32961), and Family Medical History Data (ICPSR 30181).
Additional information about the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation can be found at the SWAN Web site.
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Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation section of the ICPSR Codebook for information on study design.
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Site-specific sampling frames were used and encompassed a range of types, including lists of households, telephone numbers, and individual names of women.
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Women age 40 through 55, living in designated geographic areas, with the ability to speak English or other designated languages (Japanese, Cantonese, or Spanish), who had the cognitive ability to provide verbal informed consent, and had membership in a specific site's targeted ethnic group were included within the first SWAN data collection.
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Response rates: 16,065 completed the survey; 3,302 enrolled in the longitudinal survey; 2,881 completed the first follow-up visit; 2,748 completed the second follow-up visit; 2,710 completed the third follow-up visit; 2,679 completed the fourth follow-up visit; 2,617 completed the fifth follow-up visit; 2,448 completed the sixth follow-up visit; 2,327 completed the seventh follow-up visit; and 2,278 completed the eighth follow-up visit.
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Raw data can be used to create CES-D scores, SF-36 scores, a perceived stress score and a social support score. In addition, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) Scores can be derived. The cognitive function tests such as the East Boston Memory Test (both immediate and delayed recall), Symbol Digits Modalities Test, and the Digits Backward Test are also collected.
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- Sutton-Tyrell, Kim, Faith Selzer, MaryFran Sowers, Joel Finkelstein, Lynda Powell, Ellen Gold, Gail Greendale, Gerson Weiss, and Karen Matthews. Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), 2004-2006: Visit 08 Dataset. ICPSR32122-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-09-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32122.v1
2014-09-30 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.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
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.
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).