HRS ADAMS 1 data (Early, Version 7.0)

December 02, 2010

The sensitive health data release of HRS ADAMS 1 (Early, Version 7.0) is now available. It includes the following:

  • The first release of Wave D Data. Section DD includes Assessment Outcomes, the Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR), the Hachinski Scale, Dementia Severity Rating Scale (DSRS), and the Blessed Dementia Rating.
  • A new ADAMS Tracker File. The ADAMS Tracker file contains demographic, sample weight, and field outcome variables for Waves A-D. The new (version 7.0) tracker file also includes corrections to BIRTHYR, AAGE, AGEBKT, BAGE, and BAGEBKT variables for three ADAMS participants based on newly available HRS information. Please refer to the data description for additional details.
  • No changes have been made to the previously released Version 6.0 Waves A, B, and C files. You may continue to use these previously released files.

The ADAMS data (version 7.0) release contains two separate files for downloading: ADAMS Tracker files and ADAMS Wave D files.

The data sets may be downloaded from the HRS Public File Download Area. Registration (free) is required for access. 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