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Mary Beth Ofstedal's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Jenkins, Kristi R., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2014. "The Association Between Socioeconomic Status and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Middle-Aged and Older Men and Women." Women & Health, 54(1): 15-34. DOI. Abstract.

Wagner, James, Jennifer Arrieta, Heidi Guyer, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2014. "Does Sequence Matter in Multimode Surveys: Results from an Experiment." Field Methods, 26(2): 141-155. PMCID: PMC3992480. DOI. Abstract.

Couper, Mick P., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Sunghee Lee. 2013. "Encouraging Record Use for Financial Asset Questions in a Web Survey." Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, 1(2): 171-182. NIHMSID: NIHMS563511. DOI. Abstract.

Sakshaug, Joseph, Mick P. Couper, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and David Weir. 2012. "Linking survey and administrative records: mechanisms of consent." Sociological Methods and Research, 41: 535-569. DOI. Abstract.

Chiu, C.J., L.A. Wray, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2011. "Diabetes-related change in physical disability from midlife to older adulthood: Evidence from 1996-2003 Survey of Health and Living Status of the Elderly in Taiwan." Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 91(3): 413-423. PMCID: PMC3055952. DOI. Abstract.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, and David Weir. 2011. "Recruitment and Retention of Minority Participants in the Health and Retirement Study." Gerontologist, 51(suppl. 1): S8-S20. PMCID: PMC3106365. DOI. Abstract.

Sakshaug, Joseph W., Mick P. Couper, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Characteristics of Physical Measurement Consent in a Population-Based Survey of Older Adults." Medical Care, 48(1): 64-71. DOI. Abstract.

Liang, Jersey, Ana R. Quinones, Joan M. Bennett, Xiao Xu, Benjamin A. Shaw, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Evolving Self-Rated Health in Middle and Old Age: How Does it Differ Across Black, Hispanic, and White Americans?" Journal of Aging and Health, 22(1): 3-26. PMCID: PMC2833212. DOI. Abstract.

Schoeni, Robert F., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Key Themes in Research on the Demography of Aging." Demography, 47(Supple): s5-s16. PMCID: PMC3358696. DOI.

Cigolle, Christine T., Mary Beth Ofstedal, Zhiyi Tian, and Caroline S. Blaum. 2009. "Comparing Models of Frailty: The Health and Retirement Study." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57(5): 830-839. DOI. Abstract.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Cathy Sun, and I-Wen Liu. 2009. "Nativity differentials in older age mortality in Taiwan: Do they exist and why?" Journal of Population Studies, (39): 1-58. PMCID: PMC3163851. Abstract. Public Access.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, G.G. Fisher, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, Willard Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, J.J. McArdle, Robert Willis, and R.B. Wallace. 2008. "Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States." Annals of Internal Medicine, 148(6): 427-434. PMCID: PMC2670458. Abstract.

Liang, Jersey, J.M. Bennett, B.A. Shaw, A.R. Quinones, Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, X. Xu, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2008. "Gender differences in functional status in middle and older age: Are there any age variations?" Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 63(5): S282-S292. PMCID: PMC3454348. Abstract.

Wong, Rebeca, Mary Beth Ofstedal, K. Yount, and Emily M. Agree. 2008. "Unhealthy lifestyles among older adults: exploring transitions in Mexico and the US." European Journal of Ageing, 5(4): 311-326. DOI. Abstract.

Jenkins, Kristi R., Nan Johnson, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2007. "Patterns and Associations of Body Weight Among Older Adults in Two Asian Societies." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 22(1): 83-99. DOI. Abstract.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Rebecca Tesfai. 2007. "Future Characteristics of the Elderly in Developing Countries and Their Implications for Policy." Asian Population Studies, 3(1): 5-36. DOI.

Zimmer, Zachary, Linda G. Martin, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Yi-Li Chuang. 2007. "Education of adult children and mortality of their elderly parents in Taiwan." Demography, 44(2): 289-306. DOI. Abstract.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Zachary Zimmer, Albert Hermalin, Angelique Chang, Yi-Li Chuang, Josefina Natividad, and Zhe Tang. 2007. "Short-term Trends in Functional Limitation and Disability Among Older Asians: A Comparison of Five Asian Settings." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 22(3): 243-261. DOI. Abstract.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, G.G. Fisher, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, Willard Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, Robert Willis, and R.B. Wallace. 2007. "Prevalence of dementia in the united states: The aging, demographics, and memory study." Neuroepidemiology, 29(1-2): 125-132. PMCID: PMC2705925. DOI. Abstract.

Liang, Jersey, Joseph W. Brown, Neal Krause, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and J. Bennett. 2005. "Health and living arrangements of older Americans: Does marriage matter?" Journal of Aging and Health, 17(3): 305-335. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., B.L. Plassman, R.B. Wallace, A.R. Herzog, Steven Heeringa, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, G.G. Fisher, N.H. Fultz, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, W.L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2005. "The aging, demographics, and memory study: Study design and methods." Neuroepidemiology, 25(4): 181-191. DOI. Abstract.

Wray, Linda A., Mary Beth Ofstedal, Kenneth M. Langa, and Caroline S. Blaum. 2005. "Effect of diabetes on disability in middle-aged and older adults." Journals of Gerontology: Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 60A(9): 1206-1211. Abstract.

Wray, L.A., C.S. Blaum, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and A.R. Herzog. 2004. "Diabetes Diagnosis and Weight Loss in Middle-Aged Adults." Research on Aging, 26(1): 62-81. DOI. Abstract.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Erin Reidy, and John E. Knodel. 2004. "Gender Differences in Economic Support and Well-Being of Older Asians." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 19: 165-201. DOI. Abstract.

Blaum, C., Mary Beth Ofstedal, K. Langa, and L. Wray. 2003. "Functional Status and Health Outcomes in Older Americans with Diabetes: Should Diabetes Management Be Targeted to Health Status?" Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51(6): 745-753. Abstract.

Knodel, John E., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2003. "Gender and Aging in the Developing World: Where Are the Men?" Population and Development Review, 29(4): 677-698. Abstract.

Rodgers, Willard, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and A.R. Herzog. 2003. "Trends in Scores on Tests of Cognitive Ability in the Elderly US Population, 1993-2000." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 58(6): S338-S346. Abstract.

Rodgers, Willard, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2003. "Commentary on "Trends in Scores on Tests of Cognitive Ability in the Elderly US Population, 1993-2000" and authors reply-Beyond Inconsistent Results: Finding the Truth About Trends in Late-life Cognitive Functioning." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 58(6): S348-S349.

Fultz, N., Mary Beth Ofstedal, A.R. Herzog, and R.B. Wallace. 2003. "Effects of depressive symptoms and cognitive impairment on functional outcomes of diabetes and stroke." Journal of Aging and Health, 15(3): 465-481.

Chan, Angelique, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Albert Hermalin. 2002. "Changes in Subjective and Objective Measures of Economic Well-Being and Their Interrelationship among the Elderly in Singapore and Taiwan." Social Indicators Research, 57: 263-300. Abstract.

Blaum, C., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Jersey Liang. 2002. "Low Cognitive Performance, Comorbid Disease, and Task-Specific Disability: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey." Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences, 57(8): M523-M531. Abstract.

Frankenberg, E., A. Chan, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2002. "Stability and Change in Living Arrangements: Evidence from Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan." Population Studies-A Journal of Demography, 56(2): 201-213.

Zimmer, Z.S., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and M.C. Chang. 2001. "Impact of Cognitive Status and Decline on Service and Support Utilization Among Older Adults in Taiwan." Research on Aging, 23(3): 267-303. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., Michael Chernew, A.R. Herzog, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Robert Willis, R.B. Wallace, L.M. Mucha, and W.L. Straus. 2001. "National Estimates of the Quantity and Cost of Informal Caregiving for the Elderly with Dementia." Journal of General Internal Medicine, 16(11): 770-778. Abstract.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Zachary S. Zimmer, and H.S. Lin. 1999. "A Comparison of Correlates of Cognitive Functioning in Older Persons in Taiwan and the United States." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 54(5): S291-S301. Abstract.

Chapters

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Angelique W. Chan, Zachary S. Zimmer, Grace Cruz, and Yi-Li Chuang. 2005. "A comparison of self-assessed health expectancy among older adults in several Asian settings." In Emerging issues of health and mortality in the Asian and Pacific region. New York: United Nations Population Fund.

Biddlecom, Ann E., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Napaporn Chayovan. 2002. "Intergenerational Support and Transfers." In The Well-being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four-Country Comparative Study edited by Albert I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and S.P. Shih. 2002. "Patterns of Intergenerational Exchanges in Urban China and Urban Taiwan." In China's Revolutions and Parent-Child Relations edited by M. Whyte. Ann Arbor, MI : China Research Center, University of Michigan.

Whyte, M.K., Albert Hermalin, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2002. "Parent-Child Relations in Two Chinese Societies." In China's Revolution and Parent Child Relations edited by M. Whyte. Ann Arbor, MI : China Research Center, University of Michigan.

Herzog, A.R., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2002. "Social Engagements and its Relationship to Health." In Clinics in Geriatric Medicine edited by K. Holland and R. Palmer. Philadephia, PA: W. B. Sanders & Co..

Knodel, John E., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Albert Hermalin. 2002. "Demographic, Socioeconomic and Cultural Context." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Napaporn Chayovan, A. Chan, Y.L. Chuang, K. Mehta, Anthony Perez, and Albert Hermalin. 2002. "Policies and Programs Pertaining to the Welfare of the Elderly." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI : University of MIchigan Press.

Knodel, John E., and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2002. "Patterns and Determinants of Living Arrangements." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Biddlecom, Ann E., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and N. Chayovan. 2002. "Intergenerational Exchanges and Support." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Zimmer, Z., J. Natividad, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Hui-Sheng Lin. 2002. "Physical and Mental Health and Well-Being." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, and J. Natividad. 2002. "Patterns of Health Service Utilization." In The Well- Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Hermalin, Albert I., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and K. Mehta. 2002. "The Disadvantaged Elderly." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by A. I. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI : University of Michigan Press.

Whyte, M.K., Albert Hermalin, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2002. "How Unique Are Parent-Child Relations in Urban China? A Comparison with Urban Taiwan." In China's Revolution and Parent-Child Relations edited by M. K. Whyte. Ann Arbor, MI : China Research Center, University of Michigan.

Knodel, John E., Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Albert Hermalin. 2002. "The Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Context of the Four Study Countries." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four Country Comparative Study edited by Albert Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Hermalin, Albert, A. Chan, Ann E. Biddlecom, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2002. "Work, Retirement, and Leisure." In The Well-Being of the Elderly in Asia: A Four-Country Comparative Study edited by A. Hermalin. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Ming-Cheng Chang. 1995. "Types of Supports for the Aged and Their Providers in Taiwan." In Aging and Generational Relations over the Life Course: A Historical and Cross-cultural Perspective edited by Tamara Hareven. Pp. 400-437. Berlin: Walter deGruyter and Co.. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Prakash, Archana, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "The Impact of National Health Insurance on Treatment for High Blood Pressure among Older Taiwanese." Elderly in Asia Report No. 10-64. May 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Cathy Sun, and I-Wen Liu. 2007. "Nativity Differentials in Older Age Mortality in Taiwan: Do They Exist and Why?" Elderly in Asia Report No. 07-63. May 2007. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Rebecca Tesfai. 2006. "Future Characteristics of the Elderly in Developing Countries and Their Implications for Policy." Elderly in Asia Report No. 06-62. May 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Kristine Baker, and Yi-Li Chuang. 2005. "Moving from Household Structure to Living Arrangement Transitions: What Do We Learn?" Elderly in Asia Report No. 05-61. April 2005. Abstract. PDF.

Ghuman, Sharon, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2004. "Gender and Family Support for Older Adults in Bangladesh." PSC Research Report No. 04-563. August 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Zachary Zimmer, Grace Cruz, Angelique W. Chan, and Yu-Hsuan Lin. 2003. "Self-Assessed Health Expectancy Among Older Asians: A Comparison of Sullivan and Multistate Life Table Methods." Elderly in Asia Report No. 03-60. March 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, Erin Reidy, and John E. Knodel. 2003. "Gender Differences in Economic Support and Well-Being of Older Asians." PSC Research Report No. 03-540. November 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Biddlecom, Ann E., Albert Hermalin, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Ming-cheng Chang, and Yi-Li Chuang. 2001. "Tradeoffs between Public and Private Economic Support of the Elderly: Results from a Natural Experiment in Taiwan." Elderly in Asia Report No. 01-58. July 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, John E. Knodel, and Napaporn Chayovan. "Intergenerational Support and Gender: A Comparison of Four Asian Countries." Elderly in Asia Report No. 99-54. March 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Roan, Carol L., Albert Hermalin, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. "Intergenerational Contact and Support in Taiwan: A Comparison of Elderly Parents and Children's Reports." Elderly in Asia Report No. 96-36. August 1996. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Ronald Freedman, Ming-cheng Chang, and Carol Roan. "Methodological Considerations in Aligning Independent Surveys of Parental Support from Older and Younger Generations: With Illustrative Data from Taiwan." Elderly in Asia Report No. 96-38. December 1996. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Li Chi. "Kin Availability of the Elderly in Taiwan: Who Is Available and Where Are They?" Elderly in Asia Report No. 92-18. May 1992. Abstract. PDF.

Hermalin, Albert, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Mei-Lin Lee. "Characteristics of Children and Intergenerational Transfers." Elderly in Asia Report No. 92-21. June 1992. Abstract.

Chang, Ming-Cheng, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. "Changing Attitudes toward Old-Age Support in Taiwan: 1973-1985." Elderly in Asia Report No. 91-8. February 1991. Abstract.

Casterline, John B., Lindy Williams, Albert Hermalin, Ming-cheng Chang, Napaporn Chayovan, Paul Cheung, Lita Domingo, John E. Knodel, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 1991. "Differences in the Living Arrangements of the Elderly in Four Asian Countries: The Interplay of Constraints and Preferences." Elderly in Asia Report No. 91-10. March 1991. Abstract.

Hermalin, Albert, Ming-Cheng Chang, Hui-Sheng Lin, Mei-Lin Lee, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 1990. "Patterns of Support among the Elderly in Taiwan and their Policy Implications." Elderly in Asia Report No. 90-4. November 1990. Abstract.

Other Reports

Ofstedal, Mary Beth, G.G. McAuley, and A.R. Herzog. 2001. "Documentation of cognitive functioning measures in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS/AHEAD)." HRS Working Paper.