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Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)

Mexican Health and Aging Study website

Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) is a prospective panel study of health and aging in Mexico. The baseline survey, with national and urban/rural representation of adults born in 1951 or earlier, was conducted in the summer of 2001 (n=15,000) and follow-ups were fielded in 2003, 2012 and 2015. View a list of publications and research projects related to the MHAS.


Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

Health and Retirement Study website

Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a longitudinal study of health and aging over more than 22,000 Americans over 50 years old. The study is conducted by the University of Michigan and available for researchers and analysts.


Health, Well-being, and Aging in Latin American Countries and the Caribbean (SABE)

Health, Well-being, and Aging in Latin American Countries and the Caribbean website

Health, Well-being, and Aging in Latin American Countries and the Caribbean (SABE), (Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento en América Latina y el Caribe) is a cross-sectional survey on health and aging conducted in the following countries: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay. A version of the data can be consulted at the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)


Health and Nutrition National Survey (ENSANUT)

Health and Nutrition National Survey website

The Health and Nutrition National Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Nutricion) is a national survey from the National System of Health Surveys in Mexico. The database is the fusion of two previous surveys: ENSA 2000 and ENA 1999, health and nutrition surveys. The purpose of ENSANUT is to collect data on health, nutrition, and the health system among Mexicans. INSP has fielded the survey in 2000, 2006 and 2012.


Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (H-EPESE)

Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study webpage

Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (H-EPESE) is a longitudinal study of elderly Mexican American Health. The recollection of data started on 1993; the focus of the study is on health status and health care needs of Mexican American elderly. A version of the data can be consulted at the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)


National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA)

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging website

National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) is the largest library of electronic data on aging in the United States. The NACDA was funded by the National Institute on Aging at the University of Michigan. Its main purpose is to acquire and preserve data relevant to aging research.


 

Low and Middle Income Longitudinal Population Study Directory (LMIC LPS Directory)
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The Low and Middle Income Longitudinal Population Study Directory (LMIC LPS Directory) was developed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) -an independent microeconomic research institute in Britain- on behalf of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust. The LMIC LPS Directory aims to provide a resource for researchers interested in socio-economic and health circumstances, and to enhance opportunities for international and interdisciplinary research collaboration. Its development has been supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Resources and Networks

Gateway to Global Aging Data (G2AGING)

The Gateway to Global Aging Data is a web-based resource for accessing harmonized panel data on aging, health, and retirement from the international family of Health and Retirement surveys.


Databases for Social Analysis, Mexico

BD Social website

BDSocial is a public access site and digital collection that integrates Information and Datasets about Mexico. The objective is to provide a useful tool for analysis and dissemination of socio-economic information. BDSocial integrates in its collection datasets and technical documents of surveys generated in the country, partly or totally financed by public funds, over the past years. Additionally, there are survey projects created from academic institutions and civil society organizations in order to promote their dissemination. Each different dataset survey is presented through a simple and homogeneous structure as well as questionnaires, technical sheets and the syntax for using the data.


Central American Center of Population (CCP)

Central American Center of Population website

The Central American Center of Population (Centro Centroamericano de Poblacion, CCP) is a research center at the University of Costa Rica founded in 1993. The center is designed to enhance population research, training and data dissemination. The center studies aspects of the Central American population and its actual and past demographic profile, a major area of research is aging.


Regional System of Aging Indicators

Regional System of Aging Indicators Website

The Regional System of Aging Indicators (Sistema Regional de Indicadores Sobre Envejecimiento-SISE), developed by the CELADE (for its name in Spanish) Division of Population of the CEPAL, United Nations. The system includes indicators based on census data in order to examine aging and the well-being of older adults. The indicators can be disaggregated by sex, area of residence, and age group. The system allows to process the data and to obtain results in the form of tables, graphs, and maps.


Healthy Older Adults, Aging and Health in the Americas Portal

Healhy Older Adults, Aging and Health in the Americas Portal website

Healthy Older Adults, Aging and Health in the Americas Portal helps create a network of people and institutions committed to the health and welfare of the elderly in the region through comprehensive services appropriate to their needs. The portal contributes with values, philosophy and the content of the fundamentals and methods of the scientific knowledge as epistemic principle of aging in the region. It also, provides tools and components that will help achieve the objectives and priorities for a healthy aging population in the Americas, integrating a public health perspective.


Institute of Aging, Colombia

Instituto de Envejecimiento website

The Institute of Aging (Instituto de Envejecimiento) is one of the research centers at the Pontifical Xavierian University in Colombia. Its main purpose is to contribute in multidisciplinary aspects to the care of older adults. Since the elderly population is growing faster in less-developed countries, their need for better care is crucial. The purpose of the institute is to develop tools to provide better care focus and a better quality of life for older adults in Colombia and Latin America. The WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center at UTMB has established collaborating research with this center mainly in the neurological aspects of aging. To contact the institute write to: envejecimiento@javeriana.edu.co


National Institute of Geriatrics, Mexico (INGer)

National Institute of Geriatrics website

The Institute of Geriatrics (Instituto Nacional de Geriatria, INGer) seeks to contribute to the strengthening of Mexico's National Health System, through research and the education of human resources aimed at the elderly, a segment of the population which is constantly growing. The institute also aims to become a point of reference for various lines of research in cooperation with a number of health and social security institutions, specialized and reference hospitals, and public assistance organisms.


National Institute of Public Health, Mexico (INSP)

National Institute of Public Health website

The National Institute of Public Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, INSP) in Mexico is dedicated to the research and study of public health issues of Mexico. The institute looks forward to better health practitioners and a health system with access for all to primary care. The INSP is the national institute responsible for national surveys in health. The objective has been to collect consistent, reliable information in health and nutrition at regular intervals.

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