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Ireland Longitudinal Study on Ageing 2012-2013


General Info
Original or alternative title 
The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Wave 2
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2012 - 03/2013
Series or system 
Ireland Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) was designed to collect information over time on older adults and ageing in Ireland. The second wave, conducted in 2012-2013, collected detailed social, economic, and health information from 7,610 TILDA respondents originally surveyed in Wave 1. Two measures were used to collect information from all respondents: a computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI) and a self-completion questionnaire. A full health assessment was not included in Wave 2, though the CAPI included Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), grip strength, and timed up and go (TUG) measures.

The first wave of TILDA was conducted in 2009-2011, and included a full health examination in addition to the CAPI and self-completion questionnaires. 

Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Antihypertensive drugs, Assets, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, Back pain, Biopsy, Bladder cancer, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Counseling, Crops, Diabetes, Disasters, Edentulism, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Falls, Family composition, Family size, General surgery, Glaucoma, Health care use, Health insurance, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Home care, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household deaths, Household heat, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Influenza vaccines, Institutionalized population, Insulin, International migration, Interpersonal violence, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Languages, Larynx cancer, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Livestock, Macular degeneration, Marital status, Medicines, Melanoma, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health diagnostic interview, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neck pain, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Nursing homes, Oesophagus cancer, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Parental survival, Parents, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Religion, Rheumatoid arthritis, Schizophrenia, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Sense organ diseases, Sexual behavior, Sibling survival, Sleep, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Taxes, Testicular cancer, Thoracic surgery, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Unemployment, Vision loss, Weight, Weight change