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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. The 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.

The NHATS will gather information on a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older. In-person interviews will be used to 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: Minor Revisions to NHATS Round 2 Data File

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases Round 3 Data Collection Instruments

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases New Technical Papers

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Round 2 Public Use Final Data Files are Now Available

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases Restricted Data Application Procedures

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases Round 2 Data Collection Instruments

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases New Technical Paper on Dementia Classification and Amended Technical Paper on Performance Based Summary Measures

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