HRS 2010 Core (Early, Version 1.0) Release

July 12, 2011

The HRS 2010 Core Early Release (V1.0) is now available.

The HRS 2010 Core Early Release (Version 1.0) is a partial release and contains all cases of the continuing cohorts (AHEAD,CODA,HRS,WB,EBB) that completed an interview by May 30, 2011, comprising 15,372 respondents in 10,754 households. Data from the Middle Baby Boomer cohort will be released at a future date. The data collection period for the 2010 interview was March 2010 through May 2011. The HRS 2010 Core Early Release contains data from all of the sections of the 2010 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. Please refer to the data description for more details on the partial release and extended field period.

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.

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