HRS 2012 Core (Early, Version 1.0) Release

November 5, 2013

The HRS 2012 Core Early Release (V1.0) is now available.

The data collection period for the 2012 interview was April 2012 through April 2013. The HRS 2012 Core Early Release contains data from all of the sections of the 2012 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.

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