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United States Health and Retirement Study 2010-2011


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/2010 - 11/2011
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.

HRS: R born 1931-1941;
AHEAD: R born 1923 or earlier;
CODA (Children of Depression): R born 1924-1930;
WB (War Baby): R born 1942-1947;
EBB (Early Boomers): R born 1948-1953;
MBB (Mid Boomers): R born 1954-1959

More information on the survey design can be found on the HRS website: 

Alcohol use, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Appetite loss, Assets, Asthma, Back 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, Working conditions