About Hawai‘i's Aging

The Data Center on Hawai‘i's Aging is a web-based data center containing the most comprehensive collection of information resources on the well-being of older adults and Hawai‘i's aging population.

It aims to provide valid, reliable, and timely information and facilitates national, state, and county comparisons of data across time. This interactive website enables users to search efficiently and retrieve only the information they need. Information can be viewed online, printed in a printer-friendly format, and exported to an electronic file.

Uses of the Data Center:

  • To obtain valid and reliable information on Hawai‘i's older adults
  • To track their well-being over time
  • To develop reports, proposals, and other documents relating to them
  • To assist in making informed programmatic, funding, and other decisions regarding them
  • To identify gaps in needs, services, and data relating to them

Two databases:

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  1. Indicator database provides statistics on indicators related to the well-being of older adults and the aging population in Hawai‘i. Data from 2000 to the most recent are available at the U.S. national, Hawai‘i state, and/or county levels. Indicator subjects include:

    • Population and social characteristics
    • Family
    • Labor force participation and economic security
    • Housing
    • Health status, conditions, and behaviors and disability
    • Death
    • Health-care use and long-term care
    • Services and programs

    Indicator data are kept as current and accurate as possible: most sources update them every year. Some data are presented as received, while others are special tabulations by the Data Center. The current database contains 189 indicators, with more added as they become available. Data source information is also provided with each indicator, so users can check these websites for any updates.
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  2. Publication database gathers together a variety of publications relating to older adults, including baby boomers and aging-related issues in Hawai‘i. These include comparative studies, conceptual papers, publications based on research studies utilizing older adults, and any reports on services and programs for Hawai‘i's aging. However, evaluation reports on services and programs are not included.

    Topics covered include:

    • Legal, ethical, psychological, physiological, political, religious, spiritual, and end-of-life issues
    • Health, disability, and long-term care
    • Employment and retirement
    • Housing

    Bibliographies, abstracts, and/or full documents are provided. The current database has over 600 publication records, with more added as they become available.
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The Hawai‘i's Aging Project is a collaboration between the Center on the Family at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the Executive Office on Aging, Hawai‘i State Department of Health.

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