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Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing 2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2006 년 고령화연구패널조사
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2006 - 12/2006
Series or system 
Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing (KLOSA) 2006 is a survey of middle-aged and old adults on the following topics: employment, income, health status, home care, health care use, and household demographics. The study utilized computer-assisted personal interviews and collected responses from 10,254 participants 45 years and older. It included grip strength measurements and cognition tests. The health status portion of the questionnaire recorded incidence of chronic diseases, injuries, symptoms and treatment, as well as signs of ageing. Another section inquired about health insurance and personal medical expenditures.

The first wave of the study occurred in 2006 and it excluded residents of Jeju Island. In odd-numbered years (such as 2007), KLOSA focuses on special topics. Microdata and reports may be available through the Korea Labor Institute website.