Volume 39 | Number 3 | June 2004

Abstract List

Truls Østbye, Donald H. Taylor Jr.

To estimate the effects of smoking on quality of life over time, using the Years of Healthy Life (YHL) construct.

Data Sources/Study Setting.

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) survey (=12,652) of persons 50 to 60 years old and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) survey (=8,124) of persons≥70 years old, plus spouses regardless of age, followed from 1992/1993 to 2000.