NPHA Data Available for Free Public Use

The National Poll on Healthy Aging publishes its data for public use to help advance research on aging and health. Data files are now available for download through the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)'s Open Aging Repository, a free self-publishing option for gerontological researchers to share their work. Additional data will be archived on an ongoing basis.

Access the Data:

The data can be downloaded in Stata, SAS, and SPSS formats.


NPHA Wave 1 Data 

Poll fielded: April 2017
Topics: Prescription medications and drug interactions, dental care, sleep, dementia caregivers

Related NPHA reports
Doctors and Pharmacists: An Underused Resource to Manage Drug Costs for Older Adults 
- Drug Interactions: How to Avoid Them 
Dental Care at Midlife: Unmet Needs, Uncertain Future 
Trouble Sleeping? Don't Assume it's a Normal Part of Aging
Dementia Caregivers: Juggling, Delaying, and Looking Forward


NPHA Wave 2 Data 

Poll fielded: October 2017
Topics: Flu vaccines for nursing home staff and residents, overuse of healthcare, medical marijuana, sexual health

Related NPHA reports: 
Flu Vaccine for Nursing Home Staff and Residents 
Too Much of a Good Thing? Overuse of Health Care 
Older Adults' Perspectives on Medical Marijuana

Let's Talk About Sex


NPHA Wave 3 Data 

Poll fielded: March 2018
Topics: Patient portals, opioid prescriptions, vision and eye care, genetic testing, urinary incontinence among women

Related NPHA reports: 
Logging in: Using Patient Portals to Access Health Information 
Older Adults’ Experiences with Opioid Prescriptions 
Vision and Eye Care in Older Adults 
Older Adults' Views on Genetic Testing 
Urinary Incontinence: An Inevitable Part of Aging?