China: Awakening Giant Developing Solutions to Population Aging

Ning Jackie Zhang, MD, PhD, MPH; Man Guo, PhD; Xiaoying Zheng, MD, PhD


Gerontologist. 2012;52(5):589-596. 

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Secondary Datasets for Aging Research

Secondary databases derived from surveys, especially longitudinal or cohort studies, are useful to understand a broad array of socioeconomic, behavioral, and psychological issues associated with aging and the older people. The national secondary databases on aging include the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS), the China Health, Aging and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS), China National Sample Surveys on Disability, and Sample Survey on Aged Population in Urban or Rural China (SSAP). The designs, contents, and sources of these databases are listed in Table 1.