HRS 2008 Core (Final, Version 1.0)

August 19, 2010

The HRS 2008 Core Final Release (Version 1.0) is now available.

The HRS 2008 Core Final Release contains data for 17,217 respondents, in 11,897 households. The data collection period for the 2008 interview was February 2008 through February 2009. The 2008 Early Release Version 1.0 contains data from all of the sections of the 2008 Core questionnaire, including physical measures, blood pressure and psychosocial data, but does not include results of blood tests. Those assay results will be released separately.

New in the Final Release: Data from Comment Coding has been applied to all sections.

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