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China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2015, Wave 3


General Info
Original or alternative title 
China (CHN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 12/2015
Series or system 
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) began as a pilot survey in 2008, conducted in the provinces of Gansu and Zhejiang. The goal of the survey was to create a public microdatabase that contained comprehensive data on the elderly, their spouses, and their households.

Absenteeism, Adult mortality, Aged adults, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Anthropometry, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth place, Bladder cancer, Blood pressure, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Cancers, Cataracts, Causes of death, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Child labor, Child mortality, Children, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cognitive assessment, Colon and rectum cancers, Community action, Community health clinics, Cooking fuels, Coping behavior, Corrective lenses, Counseling, Crime, Dental care, Diabetes, Disability, Domestic migration, Economics, Education, Education access, Education expenditures, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, Food expenditures, Glaucoma, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household expenditures, Household heat, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, IPAQ, Immunization, Income, Injections, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Land ownership, Larynx cancer, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Literacy, Liver cancer, Livestock, Living conditions, Loans, Marital status, Medical tests, Medicines, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mining, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Nonprofits, Nurses, Nursing homes, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pain management, Pancreas cancer, Parental survival, Parents, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Physical therapists, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Refrigeration, Respiratory function tests, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-treatment, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skin cancers, Sleep, Stomach cancer, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Taxes, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Unintentional injuries, Violence, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight, Working conditions