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China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study Pilot Resurvey 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
China (CHN)
Gansu, Zhejiang
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2012 - 08/2012
Series or system 
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

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 and individual questionnaires. With consent from participants, surveyors collected physical measurements of height, weight, waist circumference, leg and arm length, grip strength and lung capacity. Blood pressure measurements and blood tests were also collected. This pilot resurvey (also called the Wave 2 pilot) was conducted in the summer of 2012 and re-interviewed the particpants from the 2008 pilot survey. The 2012 sample included 2,385 participants at least 45 years old from the provinces of Zhejiang and Gansu.

Aged adults, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Anthropometry, Assets, Asthma, Birth place, Bladder cancer, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Cancers, Cataracts, Causes of death, Causes of morbidity, Chemotherapy, Chronic kidney diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Complete birth history, Cooking fuels, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Disability, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Encephalitis, Family composition, Family size, Glaucoma, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care expenditures, Health care services, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Household heat, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Income, Incontinence, Infectious diseases, Injections, Internet, Land ownership, Larynx cancer, Limited mobility, Livestock, Marital status, Mass media, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Place of death, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Rabies, Radiation therapy, Refrigeration, Sanitation, Schistosomiasis, Sibling survival, Skin cancers, Sleep, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Taxes, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Violence, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Body mass index, Occupation codes