NACDA AGING DATA UPDATE: Links to NIA Designated High Priority Data

James McNally jmcnally at ICPSR.UMICH.EDU
Fri Sep 3 16:02:27 EST 1999


Release Date: September 2, 1999
PA NUMBER:  PA-99-160
National Institute on Aging

	The National Institute on Aging has released their Program Announcement
for Secondary Analysis R03 proposals.  In this RFA, NIA has identified a
series of high priority data sets that could be incorporated into a
successful R03 proposal.  "Priority will be given to proposals undertaking
secondary analysis of publicly available data sets of high Congressional
and NIA priority...".
	Most of the data sets identified in the body of the RFA are part of the
collection of the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA).
As an NIA supported center, NACDA welcomes and encourage the use of our
collection by researchers interested in aging issues.  Listed below are
internet links that will provide access to the specific data sets that
reside as part of the NACDA archive.  For those data sets that are not
currently part of the NACDA collection we have provided links to the home
sites that will allow interested users to either access the data or contact
with the appropriate individual to inquire about access privileges.
	Many of the data sets available at the NACDA website come with electronic
documentation (pdf) and SAS or SPSS source code to read in the raw data
files.  NACDA also encourages researchers to browse our website.  Our
archive contain a wide array of data sets that can be developed into
successful R03 or R01 proposals.  The research staff at NACDA stands ready
to speak with any researcher with specific questions about available data
and issues related to the use of this data for proposal development or
analysis.  Feel free to contact us at NACDA at icpsr.umich.edu or visit our
website at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACDA.


The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) & Asset and Health Dynamics of the
Oldest-Old (AHEAD) 
	The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and Asset and Health Dynamics Among
the Oldest Old (AHEAD) are nationally representative longitudinal data
collections that examine retirement and the aging of society.  


The National Long Term Care Survey (NLTCS) 
	These surveys comprise a collection of an ongoing longitudinal data
collection effort that represents the entire aged population. It focuses on
the initially noninstitutionalized, but functionally limited, elderly in
the United States. Duke University's Center for Demographic Studies has
functioned as study director since 1987. Prior to that date, the Health
Care Financing Administration (HCFA) conducted the survey. 


Other datasets supported by NIA which are in the public domain include: 

Alameda County Study
"Alameda County [California] Health and Ways of Living Study, 1974 Panel"

"Health and Ways of Living Study, 1965 Panel: [Alameda County, California]"

Australian [Adelaide] Longitudinal Study of Aging, Waves 1-4 [1992-1996] 
	The general purpose of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging (ALSA)
is to gain further understanding of how social, biomedical, and
environmental factors are associated with age-related changes in the health
and well-being of persons aged 70 years and older. 


Current Population Survey (CPS); 
	NACDA maintains a wide array of CPS data and products.  We encourage you
to browse our website for specific years and modules.

Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE);
	The goals of the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the
Elderly (EPESE) project were to describe and identify predictors of
mortality, hospitalization, and placement in long-term care facilities and
to investigate risk factors for chronic diseases and loss of functioning.


Hispanic EPESE
Contact Dr. Laura A. Ray, Asst Dir 
UTMB Center on Aging
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0860
(409) 747-0008                                      
(409) 747-1813 
 Email lray at utmb.edu 

German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP)
	The German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) is under the direction of
Professor Dr. Gert G. Wagner at the German Institute for Economic Research
(Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung [DIW]). The GSOEP is a
wide-ranging representative longitudinal study of private households in
Germany. For more information visit the Center for Policy Research at
Syracuse University.


Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS)
	The 1993 Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS) provides a broad range of
economic, demographic, and health information at both the household and
community levels across 13 provinces on the islands of Java, Sumatra, Bali,
West Nusa Tenggara, Kalmantan, and Sulawesi. 


Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA); 
	This study, commonly known as the Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA), was
conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in
collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and designed to
(1) provide mortality rates by demographic, social, economic, and health
characteristics that are not available from the vital statistics system,
(2) measure change in the functional status and living arrangements of
older people, and (3) provide measures of health care use.


Supplement on Aging II (SOA II); 
	The National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Second Supplement on Aging
(SOA II), conducted approximately 10 years after the original SOA (see
NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1984 [ICPSR 8659], Parts 6 and 7), had
four specific aims. The first was to provide a replication of the first
SOA. The second aim was to elicit information on the causes and correlates
of changes in health and functioning in older Americans. The third was to
describe the sequence and consequences of health events. The final aim was
to serve as the baseline for another national longitudinal study focusing
on older Americans, the Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II)


Luxembourg Income Study (LIS); 
The LIS database is a collection of household income surveys. These
datasets cannot be downloaded but may only be accessed by incorporating
SAS, SPSS or STATA programs in the body of an e-mail message (read
instructions). You do not need to have SAS, SPSS or STATA actually
installed on your PC. You can not use LIS for commercial purposes but only
for academic research.  For more information visit the Center for Policy
Research at Syracuse University.


Malaysian Family Life Survey (MFLS)
First Malaysian Family Life Survey, 1976-1977 
	The First Malaysian Family Life Survey, 1976-1977 (MFLS-1), was conducted
in Peninsular Malaysia as a retrospective life history survey of 1,262
households containing an ever-married woman aged 50 or younger. Full life
histories were collected through personal interviews with these women and
their husbands regarding fertility-related events, marriage, employment,
migration, income and wealth, attitudes and expectations with respect to
family size and composition, community characteristics, time allocation,
and transfers of goods, help, and money between the respondents and others.


Second Malaysian Family Life Survey: 1988 Interviews 
	This collection, the second wave of a panel survey, provides
household-level retrospective and current data for Peninsular Malaysian
women and their husbands and covers traditional topics of demographic
research such as fertility, nuptiality, migration, and mortality as well as
social and economic factors affecting family decision-making. The overall
purpose of the data collection was to study household behavior in diverse
settings during a period of rapid demographic and socioeconomic change.


National Survey of Self-Care and Aging: Baseline, 1990-1991 
	The National Survey of Self-Care and Aging (NSSCA) was conducted during
1990 and 1991 to create a baseline database on the prevalence of self-care
behaviors by noninstitutionalized older adults. Personal interviews were
conducted with 3,485 individuals 65 years of age and older. 


National Survey of Self-Care and Aging: Follow-Up, 1994
1990-1991 (ICPSR 6718) was conducted in 1994 to continue examination of the
health status and self-care practices of individuals aged 65 or older who
were interviewed at baseline during 1991.


National Longitudinal Survey (NLS): 1990 Resurvey of Older Males
	The longitudinal record of each respondent from 1966-81, along with
information collected during the 1990 re-interviews of respondents and
widows or other next-of-kin of deceased sample members. Also includes cause
of death information collected from State vital records departments in 1990.


National Survey of Families and Households: Wave I, 1987-1988, and Wave II,
	The National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH) provides data on the
family experience in the United States. At a time when the range of family
structures is becoming more and more diverse, this study permits a close
examination of the resulting family compositions and household operations. 


Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
	The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US
individuals and the families in which they reside. It has been ongoing
since 1968. 


1990 Public-Use Microdata Sample for the Older Population 
	These data from the 1990 Census comprise a sample of households with at
least one person 60 years and older, plus a sample of persons 60 years and
older in group quarters.


The Dynamics of Population Aging in ECE Countries (collected by the
	The goal of the data collection effort was to create a set of
cross-nationally comparable microdata samples based on the 1990 national
population and housing censuses in countries of Europe and North America,
and to use these samples to study the social and economic condition of
older persons. 


The Wisconsin Longitudinal Survey (WLS) 
	This is a long-term study of a random sample of 10,317 men and women who
graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. Survey data were collected
from the original respondents or their parents in 1957, 1964, 1975, and
1992 and a selected sibling in 1977 and 1993. 


"The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located
within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's 
mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from 
the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets. NACDA acquires 
and preserves data relevant to gerontological research, processing as needed 
to promote effective research use, disseminates them to researchers, and 
facilitates their use. By preserving and making available the U.S.'s largest 
library of electronic data on aging, NACDA offers opportunities for research 
on major issues of scientific and policy relevance."

James W. McNally, Ph.D.				Office: 734-998-9820
NACDA  Director					Fax:    734-998-9889
National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging	
426 Thompson Street, 				email:jmcnally at icpsr.umich.edu
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1248		            http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACDA

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