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NHATS at a Glance

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) is a new resource for the scientific study of functioning in later life. NHATS is being conducted by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with data collection by Westat, and support from the National Institute on Aging. In design and content, NHATS is intended to foster research that will guide efforts to reduce disability, maximize health and independent functioning, and enhance quality of life at older ages.

Starting in 2011, NHATS has been gathering information on a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older. In-person interviews collect detailed information on activities of daily life, living arrangements, economic status and well-being, aspects of early life, and quality of life. Learn more about NHATS...

LATEST NEWS: Round 5 Instruments and New Technical Paper Posted

LATEST NEWS: Additional Medicare-linked Restricted Data Available


LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases New Technical Papers

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