Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN): Visit 03 Dataset, [United States], 1999-2001 (ICPSR 29701)
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Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, University of Pittsburgh; Faith Selzer, University of Pittsburgh; MaryFran, R. (Mary Frances Roy) Sowers, University of Michigan; Robert Neer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Lynda Powell, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center; Ellen B. Gold, University of California, Davis; Gail Greendale, University of California, Los Angeles; Gerson Weiss, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Karen A. Matthews, University of Pittsburgh; Sonja McKinlay, New England Research Institutes
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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. The data include questions about doctor visits, medical conditions, medications, treatments, medical procedures, relationships, smoking, and menopause related information.
The study is co-sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health. The study began in 1994. Between 1999 and 2001, 2,710 of the 3,302 women that joined SWAN were seen for their third follow-up visit. The research centers are located in the following communities: Detroit, Michigan; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Oakland and Los Angeles, California; Newark, New Jersey; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. SWAN participants represent five racial/ethnic groups and a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
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Using the variable SWANID, this dataset can be linked with the SWAN Cross-Sectional Screener Data (ICPSR 04368), Baseline Data (ICPSR 28762), Visit 1 Data (ICPSR 29221), Visit 2 Data (ICPSR 29401), Visit 4 Data (ICPSR 30142), Visit 5 Data (ICPSR 30501), Visit 6 Data (ICPSR 31181), Visit 7 Data (ICPSR 31901), Visit 8 Data (ICPSR 32122), Visit 9 Data (ICPSR 32721), and Visit 10 Data (ICPSR 32961).
- For more information, visit the SWAN study website.
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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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Universe View help for Universe
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.
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16,065 completed the screening interview. 3,302 were enrolled in the longitudinal study. 2,881 completed the first follow-up visit. 2,748 completed the second follow-up visit. 2,710 completed the third follow-up visit.
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Raw data can be used to create CES-D and SF-36 scores.
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Version History View help for Version History
2019-05-29 This data collection has been enhanced in the following ways. The title of the study was updated to match current ICPSR standards. Variable labels have been revised to spell out abbreviations and acronyms, and to correct prior misspellings. The variables in the dataset have also been reordered to match the documentation provided by the Principal Investigator. A fuller version of the question text pertaining to individual variables was completed, and now available in the ICPSR codebook. An additional document was included in this release that lists all the publications based off of the SWAN data series. Lastly, the study is now available for online analysis.
2018-08-22 The data were updated to adjust missing values.2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
- Sutton-Tyrrell, Kim, Faith Selzer, MaryFran, R. (Mary Frances Roy) Sowers, Robert Neer, Lynda Powell, Ellen B. Gold, Gail Greendale, Gerson Weiss, Karen A. Matthews, and Sonja McKinlay. Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN): Visit 03 Dataset, [United States], 1999-2001. ICPSR29701-v4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-05-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR29701.v4
2014-02-12 This data collection is now publicly available.
2011-01-06 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.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- 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.