TABLE 9-1 Publicly Available Databases for Aging-Related Secondary Analyses in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

DATABASE Baseline Sample Size Start Year End Year Longitudinal International Minority Oversample(s) Anthropometric Measures Biospecimens
Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) 2,802 1999 2011 X X X X
Aging, Status, and the Sense of Control (ASOC) 2,593 1995 2001 X
Alameda County Health and Ways of Living Study 6,928 1965 1999 X X
Americans Changing Lives Study (ACL) 3,617 1986 Pres X X
Assessment of Doctor-Elderly Patient Encounters (ADEPT) 46 1998 2001 X X
The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ALSA) 2,087 1992 2010 X X X X
Census Microdata Samples Project (also known as The Status of Older Persons in UNECE Countries) ~1 million 1989 1992 X X
The Charleston Heart Study (CHS) 2,283 1960 Pres X X X
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) 17,000 2008 Pres X X X X
Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) 8,993 1998 Pres X X X
Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study (CRELES) 2,827 2004 Pres X X X X
The Cross National Equivalent Files (CNEF) 12,900-45,000+ 1970 2010 X X X X
Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Aging Study 2,891 1989 1992 X X
Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death (EI) 39,338 1850 1930 X X X

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