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Study Report

Study Number: QM-512-001-1-2-International-DISC-1996

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Research on early life and aging trends and effects (RELATE), 1996-2008.  [machine-readable data file] / McEniry, Mary  [principal investigator(s)] / Data and Information Services Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: RELATE

Date Accessioned: 5/22/2015

Number of Files Received: 21

Comments: RELATE data and documentation are available for download via the DISC Online Archive as well as ICPSR (Study 34241). Bangladesh (Matlab Health and Socioeconomic Survey/MHSS), England (English Longitudinal Study of Ageing/ELSA), Indonesia Family Life Survey (IFLS), Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS), Netherlands (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe/SHARE), Taiwan (Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study/SEBAS) and United States (The Health and Retirement Study/HRS) data are not included in this June 2013 release of RELATE cross-nations file.
However, the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) (n=12,527) is part of the RELATE data and can be obtained at this HRS data products page: Click on Access to Public Data link. You need to be a registered user to download the HRS RELATE data file. Registration is free and fairly easy. When you log in to the HRS data download system, click on the Data Downloads link on the bottom of the login screen. Then look for RELATE files in the Research Contributions area (upper right corner of the data downloads screen). HRS RELATE data file is in Stata format. A codebook file and a metadata file are included. Once downloaded HRS data can be appended to this release of the harmonized cross-national RELATE data file.
RELATE study is also available at ICPSR as study 34241. Please note ICPSR has RELATE data in ASCII, R, Stata, tab delimited, SAS Cport and SPSS formats. This new data release only updates the cross nations RELATE data file. Minor changes are made in this May, 2015 version. Three variables: PERSONID, PERSONID_RUS, and HOUSEID are dropped. PROVINCE_CHNSA is changed to PROVINCE_CHSAGE. A new note about this data file is added. Spelling errors are corrected in a couple of the Chinese provinces.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Documentation: PDF copy of technical report and Stata, SAS and SPSS setup statement files.

Abstract: The Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE) study compiles cross national data that contain information that can be used to examine the effects of early life conditions on older adult health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, functionality, mortality, and self-reported health. The complete cross sectional/longitudinal dataset (n=147,278) was compiled from major studies of older adults or households across the world that in most instances are representative of the older adult population either nationally, in major urban centers, or in provinces. It includes over 180 variables with information on demographic and geographic variables along with information about early life conditions and life course events for older adults in low, middle and high income countries. Selected variables were harmonized to facilitate cross national comparisons.
In this first public release of the RELATE data, a subset of the data (n=88,273) is being released. The subset includes harmonized data of older adults from the following regions of the world: Africa (Ghana and South Africa), Asia (China, India), Latin America (Costa Rica, major cities in Latin America), and the United States (Puerto Rico, Wisconsin). This first release of the data collection is composed of 19 downloadable parts: Part 1 includes the harmonized cross-national RELATE dataset, which harmonizes data from parts 2 through 19. Specifically, parts 2 through 19 include data from Costa Rica (Part 2), Puerto Rico (Part 3), the United States (Wisconsin) (Part 4), Argentina (Part 5), Barbados (Part 6), Brazil (Part 7), Chile (Part 8), Cuba (Part 9), Mexico (Parts 10 and 15), Uruguay (Part 11), China (Parts 12, 18, and 19), Ghana (Part 13), India (Part 14), Russia (Part 16), and South Africa (Part 17).

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9004 (SSCC network drive)