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United States Health and Retirement Study 2000-2001


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Health and Retirement Study 2000
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2000 - 01/2001
Series or system 
United States Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

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.

Data was collected on the following cohorts in the 2000 HRS survey:

HRS: Original R born 1931-1941
AHEAD: Original R born in 1923 or earlier
CODA (Children of Depression): Original R born 1924-1930
WB (War Baby): Original R born 1942-1947

Alcohol use, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Appetite loss, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Birth place, Blood tests, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Cataracts, Chemotherapy, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Cohort study, 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, Hemorrhagic stroke, 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 smoking, Transportation, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Weight, Working conditions