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February 22, 2021

New Data Release from Add Health

The following data are now available to Add Health contract researchers. HUD-Assisted Housing Supplemental Data. The supplementary data-file identifies Add Health respondents who lived in HUD-assisted housing at any point between 1995 and 2017. For these Add Health respondents, the supplementary data-file provides unique Add Health respondent identifiers (AID) and...
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Gut bacteria
January 7, 2021

New study finds a link between premature aging and gut bacteria using Add Health Wave V data

Linkages between microbiota and physiologic aging and age-related disease have typically been examined in older adults.  However, recent evidence indicates biological aging likely begins as early as the 30s, especially when it comes to immune and metabolic biomarker abnormalities. Understanding how gut microbiota and markers of immune and metabolic aging...
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Researchers examine the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender on depressive symptoms.
November 13, 2020

Researchers examine the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender on depressive symptoms.

Health disparities in depressive symptoms have been well researched with regard to gender and race/ethnicity. However, few studies have examined how the intersection of race/ethnicity and gender may impact depressive symptoms over the life span. With four decades of data available, Dr. Taylor Hargrove et al. utilize Wave I-IV of...
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sexual minorities are more susceptible to migraines than their heterosexual counterparts
October 16, 2020

Using data from Wave V of Add Health, scientists find that sexual minorities are more susceptible to migraines than their heterosexual counterparts.

Research has shown that migraines are the fifth leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S., with one in six adults suffering from migraines. Although it is recognized that the LGBTQ community experience an array of discrimination when seeking health care, there has been a lack of investigation into...
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