Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QM-017-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: National data base on aging [United States], 1981.  [machine-readable data file] / National Association of Area Agencies on Aging  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9036

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable OSIRIS dictionary.

Abstract: The National Data Base on Aging is a demonstration project designed to test the feasibility of a voluntary system for collecting information at the national level about the network of State and Area Agency on Aging programs. The effort is a joint undertaking of the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A), funded by the Administration on Aging. Questionnaires were mailed to all 57 State Units and 666 Area Agencies in September, 1981. Topics included the staffing of the agencies, the types of funding used, and the types of services provided by the agencies. Part 1 contains survey data from the State Units on Aging and state-level data from the 1980 United States Census and Social Security Administration. There are 437 variables in this file for each of the 54 cases. Part 2 contains data from the survey of Area Agencies on Aging along with Planning and Service Area (PSA)-level data from the census and Social Security. There are 364 variables for each of the 542 cases in this file. Part 3, 'Characteristics of Service Providers', contains information on service providers, including service delivery locations and grant or contract funding sources. There are 58 variables for each of the 8,146 cases in the file. Part 4, 'Characteristics of Services Provided', includes data for each of the distinct services provided directly or indirectly by Area Agencies on Aging. There are 23 variables for each of the 37,628 cases in this file. Each of the four parts in this data collection consists of an OSIRIS codebook-dictionary and a logical record length data file. Data files are also available in card-image format.

SUBJECT TERMS: aging. health facilities. life cycle and events. medical care and histories. mental health. physicians. public health. public programs. senior citizens. social expenditures. United States.

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