2019 Health Survey: Medicines and Other Medications

The HRS 2019 Health Survey: Medicines and Other Medications was administered to a sub-sample of respondents to gather information about their health care access, health conditions, medications, and food consumption. It includes both novel content and questions that have been asked in previous mail surveys.

This data product adds Section C: Medicines and Section D: Other Medications as Restricted use data files. It supplements the separately available 2019 Health Survey sensitive data product which contains information for parts A, B, E, and F of the questionnaire.

The sample for the Health Survey included respondents who (1) were not in the random half-sample assigned to receive the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS); (2) were born before 1960; and (3) had already completed a Life History Mail Survey (LHMS). The final sample size was 6,159 respondents. A total of 5,097 respondents returned questionnaires for a response 83%.

The questionnaire covers the following topics: health care access, health conditions, medications, special foods and general comments.

Product Details

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5,097
Product Type
Other
Entry Cohort Info
All
Latest Release Dec 2023 (Final)
Version Notes

Please see the Sensitive Health data product 2019 Health Survey to download data and find additional information.

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