HRS Tracker 2004 (Final, Version 1.0)

January 31, 2007

The HRS Tracker 2004 (Final, Version 2.0) is now available.

The HRS 2004 Tracker file contains basic demographic information, interview status, and information about if, how, and when an interview was conducted. The HRS 2004 Tracker file also contains sample weights for HRS households, respondents, and nursing home residents. A detailed description of the data is provided in the accompanying documentation file.

Whatís new:

  • The addition of current wave NDI information.
  • Restructuring of NDI information, so it is now a permanent characteristic rather than wave specific.
  • Renaming of the 'MESTATUS' variables so that they are now project specific (CAMS03, CAMS05, PDS05, etc.).
  • Some individual cases were recoded. See the data description for details.

Note: Be sure to check the HRS File Merge Cross-Reference Table for up-to-date information on the restricted data merge status of this data set.

If you find any problems with the data, please report them to us via the Help Desk, or by e-mail to