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National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Second Longitudinal Study on Aging, Wave 2, 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Health Interview Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
activities of daily living; aging; chronic disabilities; chronic illnesses; disabilities; health; health care; health care services; health problems; health services utilization; home health care; illness; independent living; living arrangements; long term care; mortality rates; nursing homes; older adults; supportive services
  • Abstract

    The Second Longitudinal Study of Aging (LSOA II) is a collaborative effort of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994: SECOND SUPPLEMENT ON AGING (ICPSR 2563), serves as the baseline for this study. LSOA II Wave 2 interviews were conducted with a total of 7,998 respondents who were interviewed at baseline and consists of 7,060 survivor interviews and 998 decedent interviews. LSOA II Wave 2 is comprised of two data files, the Survivor Data (Part 1) and the Decedent Data (Part 2). The Survivor Data contains one record for each sample person (N = 9,447) interviewed at baseline and includes information drawn from several additional sources, including NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994 (ICPSR 6724) core questionnaire, NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1994: FAMILY RESOURCES INCOME AND ASSETS SUPPLEMENT (ICPSR 2656), and NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY ON DISABILITY, 1994: PHASE I, DISABILITY OUTCOME SUPPLEMENT (ICPSR 2539). Wave 2 questions examined migration, convalescent home utilization, persistent symptomatic conditions such as pain in legs, swelling in feet, etc., nutrition, influenza immunization, mammogram, prostate, and cholesterol screenings, routine use of vitamins and aspirin, and detailed questions on home health care utilization. In addition a random one-quarter sample of the follow-up respondents were chosen to complete the Childhood Health and Family Longevity Module. This section is similar to that administered during the 1996 Health and Retirement Survey (HRS). Variable SF3462 indicates whether the sample person answered the childhood module. For the Decedent Data (Part 2) information was gathered from a family member or close relative regarding sample persons (N = 938) who were deceased at the time of Wave 2 interviews. Questions focused on housing, long-term care, assistance with key activities, chronic conditions, cognitive functioning, and health care use and health insurance.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Survivor Data
    • DS2: Decedent Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1997
  • 1997 / 1998
    Collection date: 1997--1998
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
All individuals 70 years of age and over, for whom data were collected as part of the 1994 National Health Interview Survey core interview. The NHIS core interview used a stratified multistage probability design.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS. (2) The codebook, data collection instrument, and frequencies are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

2007-03-01 Setup files have been updated.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3526 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03526.v1
  • Pratt, Laura A., Weeks, Julie D., Goulding, Margie R.. Measures of Cognitive Functioning in the 1994-2000 Second Longitudinal Study of Aging. National Health Statistics Reports.Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 2008.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Buka, Stephen L.. Disparities in health status and substance use: Ethnicity and socioeconomic factors. Public Health Reports.117, (Suppl 1), S118-S125.2002.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics (2002): National Health Interview Survey, 1994: Second Longitudinal Study on Aging, Wave 2, 1997. Archival Version. National Health Interview Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.