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. The data below can be downloaded in Stata, SAS, and SPSS formats. Additional data will be archived on an ongoing basis.

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Webinar: Using National Poll on Healthy Aging Data

In this webinar, NPHA data lead Matthias Kirch provides an overview of the free, publicly available data from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, shares examples of how poll data has been used, and answers questions about accessing and using NPHA data. 

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Data Now Available: Wave 11 (July 2022)

The data provide insights into older adults' experiences with at-home medical tests, religion and spirituality, addictive eating, and receiving support.

Wave 5 data

NPHA Wave 5 (May 2019)

Topics: Antibiotics, emergency preparedness, physician ratings/searching for doctor online, telehealth

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Wave 3 data

NPHA Wave 3 (March 2018)

Topics: Patient portals, opioid prescriptions, vision and eye care, genetic testing views of adults age 50–64, urinary incontinence among women

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Wave 2 data

NPHA Wave 2 (October 2017)

Topics: Flu vaccines for nursing home staff and residents, overuse of healthcare, medical marijuana, sexual health of adults age 65-80

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