Welcome Researchers

This website provides researchers access to data, documentation and other resources for the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC). If you are an NHATS or NSOC participant, please visit www.mynhats.org.

Welcome Researchers

This website provides researchers access to data, documentation and other resources for the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC). If you are an NHATS or NSOC participant, please visit www.mynhats.org.

About NHATS & NSOC

Begun in 2011, the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) conducts annual in-person interviews with a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 or older. Designed as a platform for scientific study of late-life disability trends and trajectories, NHATS fosters research to reduce disability, maximize independent functioning, and enhance quality of life at older ages. Online dashboards and a companion chartbook track trends. The supplemental National Study of Caregiving (NSOC) is conducted periodically to provide the perspective of family and friends who help older adults experiencing limitations in daily life. Support for NHATS and NSOC is provided by the National Institute on Aging.

Announcements

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NHATS is on Twitter9/29/2021

NHATS has joined Twitter! For the latest news on NHATS and NSOC research, please follow us at:  https://twitter.com/NHATS_NSOC

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Call for Abstracts: NHATS/NSOC Dementia Caregiving Conference9/7/2021

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announce a call for conference papers and poster abstracts. The conference will focus on dementia caregiving and will be held May 2-3, 2022. Plans are being made for an in-person meeting in Ann Arbor with hybrid options for attending. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.  We expect to accept 10-12 papers and 10-12 posters. Applications are due October 15, 2021. For details, please visit the NHATS/NSOC Dementia Caregiving Conference webpage

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Additional COVID-19 Materials Released9/7/2021

NHATS is pleased to announce the availability of a new video tutorial describing its COVID-19 supplements. The video is available at https://www.nhats.org/researcher/nhats/videos. We also have released a technical paper describing the weighting process for the supplements.

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NHATS Round 10 Final Data Released7/12/2021

Final versions of the NHATS Round 10 data files are now available. Data files are available in both SAS and Stata formats. 
Updated documentation, including a revised User Guide, a revised crosswalk between the instruments and the codebook, and a crosswalk of changes from the beta to final version also are available.

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NHATS-1940 Census Linkage6/29/2021

New 1940 Census files that are linkable to NHATS are available through the NHATS Restricted Data Repository. A description of the files, linkage procedures, and how to access the data can be found in a new user guide.

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