Additional Restricted Data Files Released for 2010

May 14, 2013

Five restricted data files derived from the 2010 Core and Exit interviews have been updated and are ready for release to qualified restricted data users. These files include:

Cancer Site. Includes detailed coding of responses to questions of the form "In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?", which are masked in certain public releases.

Race and Ethnicity. Provides detailed respondent-level industry and occupation information for interviewing years 1992 through 2010.

Date of Birth. Contains month, day and year of birth for each respondent.

Exit Date of Death. This data set contains Date of Death information (MMDDYYYY) for all deceased respondents for whom complete date of death was available at the close of the 2010 field period. If day, month, and/or year of death are missing, the record is not included.

Date of Interview. Contains the month, day and year when each respondent interview began for all cohorts, 1992-2010.

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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