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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): Round 1, [United States], 2005-2006

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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): Round 1, [United States], 2005-2006
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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): Round 1, [United States], 2005-2006
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The National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP) is the first population-based study of health and social factors on a national scale, aiming to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans by examining the interactions among physical health, illness, medication use, cognitive function, emotional health, sensory function, health behaviors, and social connectedness. It is designed to provide health providers, policy makers, and individuals with useful information and insights into these factors, particularly on social and intimate relationships. The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), along with Principal Investigators at the University of Chicago, conducted more than 3,000 interviews during 2005 and 2006 with a nationally representative sample of adults aged 57 to 85. Face-to-face interviews and biomeasure collection took place in respondents' homes. The following files constitute Round 1: Core Data, Marital/Cohabiting History Data, Social Networks Data, Medications Data, and Sexual Partners Data. Included in the Core file (Dataset 1) are demographic characteristics, such as gender, age, education, race, and ethnicity. Other topics covered respondents' social networks, social and cultural activity, physical and mental health including cognition, well-being, illness, medications and alternative therapies, history of sexual and intimate partnerships and patient-physician communication, in addition to bereavement items. In addition data was collected from respondents on the following items and modules: social activity items, physical contact module, sexual interest module, get up and go assessment of physical function and a panel of biomeasures including, weight, waist circumference, height, blood pressure, smell, saliva collection, taste, and a self-administered vaginal swab for female respondents. The Core file also contains a count of the total number of drugs taken, and a variable for each observed therapeutic category, indicating whether the respondent reported taking one or more medications in that category. These variables are derived from the information in the medications file, and thus are guaranteed to be consistent with it. The Marital/Cohabiting History file (Dataset 2) contains one record for each marriage or cohabitation identified in Section 3A of the questionnaire. The Social Networks file (Dataset 3) contains one record for each person identified on the network roster. Respondents who refused to participate in the roster or who did not identify anyone are not represented in this file. The Medications file (Dataset 4) contains one record for each item listed in the medications log (including alternative medicines and nutritional products). Respondents who did not report taking any medications or who refused to participate in this module are not represented in this file. Lastly, the Sexual Partners file (Dataset 5) contains one record for each sexual partner identified in Section 3A of the questionnaire. NACDA also maintains a <a href="harmonize.icpsr.umich.edu">Colectica portal</a> with the NSHAP Core data across rounds 1-3, which allows users to interact with variables across rounds and create customized subsets. Registration is required
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  • Waite, Linda J
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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  • Laumann, Edward O.
  • Levinson, Wendy S.
  • Lindau, Stacy Tessler
  • O'Muircheartaigh, Colm A.
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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): Round 1, [United States], 2005-2006
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  • 2005-07--2006-03
  • 20541
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ICPSR20541.v9
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National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): Round 1, [United States], 2005-2006
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  • 2005-07--2006-03
  • 20541
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ICPSR20541.v9
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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