Friday, July 16, 2010

[IWS] AOA: AGID (AGing Integrated Database)

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Administration on Aging (AOA)


AGID (AGing Integrated Database)


The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) is an on-line query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The system allows users to produce customized tables in a step-by-step process and output the results in print or spreadsheet form.


Databases can be found in each of the following categories:


AoA Databases

Census Databases


Database Maps


What Is AGID?


AGID Overview

The AGing Integrated Database (AGID) system is an on-line query system that provides dynamic access to AoA-related program performance results, surveys and other data files. The purpose of the system is to allow users to produce customized tables in a step-by-step process and output the results in print or spreadsheet form. Whereas much of the information in AGID can be gathered from other sources, AGID users have the ability to select only those data elements applicable to their needs, and to further refine their results based on geographic locations (such as individual states or AoA regions) or demographic stratifiers that are meaningful to their application. In addition, the results from user queries can be downloaded in spreadsheet form and, in turn, post-processed for graphical displays or more in-depth analyses.


The system is based on aggregate statistics reports to speed up data access and protect individual records. Since there are many thousands of data elements available in the original databases, only the analytically relevant variables were carried over to AGID. If there is a query you would like to see that AGID does not support, please submit a request using the "Submit Feedback" link on the AGID home page and you will receive a prompt response. Although there are constructed variables and some restructuring of the database files, most of the data elements appearing in the system are in the form as reported by the states or survey participants.


The databases that are currently available in the system are listed below. Additional data sources are being considered for inclusion in the system, and all current files are updated on a periodic basis as new data become available. The “What’s New?” text on the AGID home page will provide users with information about updates to the system when they occur. Note that many of these are supplemented by survey instruments, reporting requirements documents, and codebooks that contain frequency counts and percentages of all individual data elements.


AOA Databases


•State Program Reports (SPR), 2000-2008



•National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS), 2000-2008



•National Survey of Older Americans Act (OAA) Participants, 2003-2005, 2008



•National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), 2005/2006



•Title VI Services by Tribal Organization 2002-2008

Census Files


•American Community Survey (ACS) Demographic Data, 2004-2008



•State-Level Population Estimates Data, 2000-2008



•County-Level Population Estimates Data, 2000-2008



•PSA-Level Population Estimates Data, 2000-2008





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