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Helper Coding

The variable op#paidhelpr is inconsistently coded for helpers where op#relatnshp is 31 (PAID AIDE/ HOUSEKEEPER/ EMPLOYEE) in the Other Person (OP) file. In rounds 3, 4, and 6 it is coded as inapplicable and in rounds 1, 2, and 5 it is coded as paid. To correct the inconsistency, we recommend recoding op#paidhelpr as follows in rounds 3, 4 and 6 (where #=the round being recoded).

Stata: replace op#paidhelpr=1 if op#ishelpr==1 & op#relatnshp==31 & r#dresid!=6

SAS (within Data proc): if op#ishelpr=1 and op#relatnshp= 31 and r#dresid ne 6 then op#paidhelpr=1;

Updated Technical Paper on Making National Estimates Using NHATS

NHATS Technical Paper #17 “Making National Estimates with the National Health and Aging Trends Study” has been updated to reflect recalculated round 5 analytic weights. Two additions to the paper provide approaches to making national estimates for the non-nursing home population and national estimates of caregivers from the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC). The updated paper is located at