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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: NHATS Round 3 Public Use Beta Data Files Released

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases Additional Sensitive and Restricted Data Files

LATEST NEWS: Minor Revisions to NHATS Round 2 Data File

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases Round 3 Data Collection Instruments

LATEST NEWS: NHATS Releases Restricted Data Application Procedures

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

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