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United States Second Longitudinal Study of Aging 1994-2000, Wave 2 1997-1998 - ICPSR


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Second Longitudinal Study on Aging, Wave 2, 1997
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1994 - 12/1998
Series or system 
United States Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOAs)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative

The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) is a nationally representative longitudinal follow up study to the 1994 Second Supplement on Aging (SOA II). The LSOA II collected data on a cohort of 9,447 participants age 70 and over from 1994-2000. The LSOA II survey is part of the Longitudinal Studies of Aging (LSOAs) project. The LSOAs project was designed to track two cohorts of men and women ages 70 and over on changes in health status, physical functioning, and health care use over time. In addition to the LSOA II survivor and decedent interviews for Waves 2 and 3, the LSOA II includes select variables from the following 1994 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS): NHIS core questionnaire, family resources supplement, NHIS-D phase I, and the second supplement on aging. Data collection for Wave 2 of the LSOA II took place from 1997-1998.

Absenteeism, Adult mortality, Aged adults, Agriculture, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Asthma, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Cohort study, Colon and rectum cancers, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Diabetes, Dialysis, Digestive diseases, Disability, Domestic migration, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Endocrine disorders, Ethnicity, Falls, Family composition, Health care access, Health care services, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Home care, Hospices, Hospitals, Housing, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Income, Incontinence, Influenza, Injuries, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Liver cancer, Living conditions, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Medical tests, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mining, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Noncommunicable diseases, Nursing homes, Occupations, Oral conditions, Osteoarthritis, Ovary cancer, Pancreas cancer, Paralysis, Personal caregivers, Physical therapy, Place of death, Poverty, Private social assistance, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Race, Radiation therapy, Respiratory infections, Skin cancers, Skin diseases, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Telephones, Thoracic surgery, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transplants, Transportation, Ventilators, Vision loss, Weight