Midlife in the United States (MIDUS 2): Milwaukee African American Sample, 2005-2006

  • Carol D. Ryff (Creator)
  • David M. Almeida (Creator)
  • John Z. Ayanian (Creator)
  • Deborah S. Carr (Creator)
  • Christopher Coe (Creator)
  • Richard J. Davidson (Creator)
  • M. E. Lachman (Creator)
  • Nadine F Marks (Creator)
  • Daniel K Mroczek (Creator)
  • Burton H. Singer (Creator)
  • Richard P. Sloan (Creator)
  • Patricia A. Tun (Creator)
  • David R. Williams (Creator)
  • Daniela Amórtegui-Hernández (Contributor)
  • Tingfeng Wang (Contributor)



As a refinement to Midlife in the United States (MIDUS 2), 2004-2006 (ICPSR 4652), a sample of African Americans from Milwaukee was included to examine health issues in minority populations. Areas of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were stratified according to the proportion of the population that were African American. Those areas with high concentrations were sampled at higher rates than areas with lower concentrations. Area probability sampling methods were used along with population counts from the 2000 United States Census to identify potential respondents. Field interviewers screened households to determine if they contained any African American adults. There was additional screening to achieve an appropriate age/gender distribution in a manner similar to what was done for the original MIDUS sample Midlife in the United States (MIDUS 1), 1995-1996 (ICPSR 2760). Milwaukee respondents were interviewed in their homes using a Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) protocol and afterwards asked to complete a Self-Administered Questionnaire (SAQ). All measures paralleled those used in the larger MIDUS 1 and 2 samples. After successful completion of the Project 1 survey, some participants were eligible to participate in other MIDUS projects (2 through 5). Survey data was collected for 592 individuals.
Date made available2008
PublisherICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Date of data productionJan 1 2005 - Dec 31 2006
Geographical coverageWisconsin

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