National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA), [United States], April 2017 (ICPSR 37305)
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By tapping into the perspectives of older adults and their caregivers, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA) helps inform the public, health care providers, policymakers, and advocates on issues related to health, health care and health policy affecting Americans 50 years of age and older.
The poll is designed as a recurring, nationally representative household survey of U.S. adults, which allows assessment of issues in a timely fashion.
Launched in spring 2017, the NPHA is modeled after the highly successful University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. The NPHA grew out of a strong interest in aging-related issues among many members of the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), which brings together more than 600 faculty who study health, health care and the impacts of health policy. IHPI directs the poll which is sponsored by AARP and Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan academic medical center.
Another wave of the NPHA data can be found on the NACDA-OAR site: National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA), [United States], October 2017.
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The study title has been edited to include the month (April); the NPHA data are collected twice a year and this collection reflects wave 1 from April 2017.
- The National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA), [United States], October 2017, represents the second wave or fielding of NPHA in October 2017. This is a new sample of participants and cannot be joined or merged with the data from NPHA Wave 1.
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The study examines issues related to health and aging.
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The GfK Group (GfK, formerly Knowledge Networks) conducted the National Poll on Healthy Aging Wave 1 on behalf of University of Michigan. To sample the population, GfK sampled households from its KnowledgePanel, a probability based web panel designed to be representative of the United States.
Once assigned to a survey, respondents received a notification email letting them know there was a survey available for them to take. This email notification contained a link that sent them to the survey questionnaire. No login name or password was required.
After three days, automatic email reminders were sent to all non-responding panel members in the sample. Beyond the standard email reminder on day three of the field period, additional email reminders to non-responders were sent on day 7 and day 14 of the field period.
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The GfK Group (GfK, formerly Knowledge Networks) conducted the Senior Poll Wave 1 on behalf of University of Michigan. To sample the population, GfK sampled households from its KnowledgePanel, a probability based web panel designed to be representative of the United States.
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Non-institutionalized adults age 50 to 80 residing in the United States
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Respondents were asked questions about health insurance, household composition, sleep issues, dental care, prescription medications, and caregiving.
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The main survey completion rate was 75 percent for respondents aged 50-64. The main survey completion rate was 80 percent for respondents aged 65-80.
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2019-05-29 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.
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There are three weight variables in the data file. Variable weight1 includes sample weights for all respondents, variable weight2 includes sample weights for respondents of age 50-64, and variable weight3 includes sample weights for respondents for age 65-80.
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.