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China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, Wave 2 2013

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
中国健康与养老追踪调查
Geography 
China (CHN)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
07/2013 - 12/2013
Series or system 
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy
Summary 

The China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) collects comprehensive data on the elderly, their spouses, and their households. The study utilizes a multistage, stratified, random sampling method, and it uses household, individual and community questionnaires. With consent from participants, surveyors collected physical measurements of height, weight, waist circumference, leg and arm length, grip strength, pulse and lung capacity. The 2013 Wave 2 survey returned to the participants of the baseline survey from 2011-2012 and also includes a cross-sectional sample of new participants. 

Keywords 
Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anthropometry, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth place, Bladder cancer, Blood pressure, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Colon and rectum cancers, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Digestive diseases, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household deaths, Household heat, Housing, Housing materials, Hypertension, Immunization, Income, Injuries, Insulin, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Land ownership, Larynx cancer, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Livestock, Loans, Marital status, Mass media, Medicines, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Physical therapy, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Respiratory function tests, Rural, Sanitation, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco use, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Urban, Urinary diseases, Violence, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight change
Citation
Publication year 
2015
Suggested citation 
China Center for Economic Research, Peking University. China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, Wave 2 2013. Beijing, China: China Center for Economic Research, Peking University, 2015.