National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) - Medicare Linked Data

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) collects interview data on functioning in late life among the elderly population.  NHATS began collecting data in 2011, with over 8,000 Medicare beneficiaries responding to the first round.

The NHATS interview data include:

  • Residence
  • Health conditions
  • Housing/household
  • Functional status
  • Insurance
  • Labor force participation

The NHATS interview data are linked to CMS Medicare claims data for information on healthcare use.

Special considerations

Availability of this file


Retrospective data package including CY 2006-2017

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