Revised Supplement to AHEAD 1995 Exit Early Data Release

January 14, 2002

The Revised Supplement to the AHEAD 1995 Exit Early Release is now available. This release incorporates previous supplementary releases of (1) month moved to nursing home, and (2) place of death, and adds information on month and year of death.

There are a total of ten variables. Six are ID variables: HHID, DSUBHH, HHIDSUB, PN, HHIDPN, and CASENO. The others are variables omitted from the original AHEAD 1995 Exit Early Release: V223 "CS2ax.MONTH OF DEATH", V225 "CS2bx.YEAR OF DEATH", V226 "CS2cx. PLACE OF DEATH", and V417 "CS25.Month moved to Nurs Home".

Users should note that all of the variables included in this supplemental file follow the same format and naming conventions associated with the 1995 AHEAD Exit preliminary release. For example, the ID variables are numeric, and HHIDPN is included.

HRS early releases are provided for the convenience of users who wish to begin analyzing data prior to a final release being available. Early release files are at the respondent level.

These files have NOT yet been approved for use with SSA derived restricted data. Any requests to do so must be submitted formally through the restricted data group. Approval is expected shortly, so watch the web page for announcements.

To access the data from the HRS main web page, follow the "Data/Documentation" link to the "Public File Download Area". Registration (free) is required for access.

If you find any problems with the data, please report to us by email at our help desk address,