National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Second Longitudinal Study on Aging, Wave 3, 2000 (ICPSR 3807)
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
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The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) is a collaborative effort of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994: SECOND SUPPLEMENT ON AGING (SOA II) (ICPSR 2563) serves as the baseline for this study. LSOA II, Wave 3 consists of 7,936 survivor interviews and 906 decedent interviews in two data files: the Survivor File (Part 1) and the Decedent File (Part 2). The Survivor File contains one record for each sample person (N = 9,447) interviewed at baseline and includes information drawn from several additional sources, including the 1994 National Health Interview Survey (ICPSR 6724) core questionnaire, the 1994 National Health Interview Survey: Family Resources Supplement (ICPSR 2656), Phase I of the 1994 National Health Interview Survey on Disability (ICPSR 2539), and the SOA II baseline interview (ICPSR 2563). Wave 3 questions (beginning at variable SF3664) examined migration, convalescent home utilization, nutrition, influenza immunization, mammogram, prostate, and cholesterol screenings, routine use of vitamins, aspirin, calcium supplements, and antioxidants, and detailed questions on home health care utilization. In addition, a random one-quarter sample of the follow-up respondents were chosen to complete the Childhood Health and Family Longevity Module. This section is similar to that administered during the 1996 Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). Variable SF3462 indicates whether the sample person answered the childhood module. For the Decedent File (Part 2), information was gathered from a family member or close relative regarding sample persons (N = 906) who were deceased at the time of Wave 3 interviews. Questions focused on housing, long-term care, assistance with key activities, chronic conditions, cognitive functioning, health care use, and health insurance.
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In preparing the data file for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution NCHS requires, under Section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.
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Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data files and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.
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All individuals 70 years of age and over, for whom data were collected as part of the 1994 National Health Interview Survey core interview. The NHIS core interview used a stratified multistage probability design.
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Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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- United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Second Longitudinal Study on Aging, Wave 3, 2000. ICPSR03807-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03807.v2
2008-02-05 The setup files have been updated.
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.
- The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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).