The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) is pleased to announce that Round 8 final data files are now available at http://www.nhatsdata.org. Updated Sample Person (SP), Other Person (OP), and Tracker files are available in both SAS and Stata formats.
Restricted geographic data for NHATS sample persons (SPs) and their spouse/partners, children, and household members are now available through Round 8. A restricted file with Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCC) for Rounds 1 through 8 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 8.
Additionally, a restricted tracker file has been updated through Round 8.
Updated documentation, including a revised User Guide, a technical paper on Round 8 weights, revised crosswalk between the instruments and the codebook, and a crosswalk of changes from the beta to final version, can be found on our website https://www.nhats.org/researcher/nhats.