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New Geographic Data Available from NHATS

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) has released new geographic data files. Restricted geographic data for NHATS sample persons (SPs) and their spouse/partners, children, and household members are now available through round 7. A restricted file with Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC) for rounds 1 through 7 is available for qualified researchers. A public use file indicating whether a sample person was residing in a metropolitan or non-metropolitan county (based on the RUCC) at the time of interview or during the last month of life also has been updated through round 7. Additionally, restricted files linking the NHATS SP to the Dartmouth Health Atlas’s Hospital Referral Region (HRR) have been updated through round 6.

More information on obtaining NHATS files can be found at