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United States Health and Retirement Study 2010-2011

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
02/2010 - 11/2011
Series or system 
United States Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
Summary 

The HRS is a longitudinal cohort study of the health, retirement and aging of more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50. Conducted every two years, the collected data assess mental and physical changes, family support, insurance coverage, financial well-being, employment, and retirement planning of the respondents. Questionnaire topics include physical and cognitive functioning, retirement plans, family structure and transfers, demographic characteristics, housing, employment status, income, disability, health insurance, pension plans, job history, and attitudes, preferences, and expectations for the future.

Keywords 
Alcohol use, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Appetite loss, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth place, Blood tests, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Cataracts, Chemotherapy, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Congenital anomalies, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dental care, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Food, General surgery, Glaucoma, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Household heat, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Income, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Interventions, Land ownership, Languages, Leisure activities, Life expectancy, Living conditions, Marital status, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mobility aids, Nursing homes, Nutrition, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Pain, Pap smears, Parents, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Preventive interventions, Processed foods, Public social assistance, Race, Radiation therapy, Rehabilitation, Religion, Rheumatoid arthritis, Road traffic injuries, Safety, Screening mammography, Seat belts, Sleep, Social class, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Taxes, Tobacco use, Transportation, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Working conditions, Hemorrhagic stroke, Cohort study
Citation
Publication year 
2014
Suggested citation 

Health and Retirement Study, (Biennial 2010) public use dataset. Produced and distributed by the University of Michigan with funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant number NIA U01AG009740). Ann Arbor, MI, (2014).