CRELES: Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study (Costa Rica Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable) Series

The Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study (CRELES, or "Costa Rica Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable") is a set of nationally representative longitudinal surveys of health and lifecourse experiences of older Costa Ricans. The project is a longitudinal study by the University of Costa Rica's Centro Centroamericano de Población and Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley. The series includes data on a broad range of topics including self-reported physical health, psychological health, living conditions, health behaviors, health care utilization, social support, and socioeconomic status. The data also include measured and observed heath indicators as well as mortality information provided by surviving family members.

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Most Recent Publications

2017
McEwen, L.M.,  Morin, A.M.,  Edgar, R.D.,  MacIsaac, J.L.,  Jones, M.J.,  Dow, W.H.,  Rosero-Bixby, L.,  Kobor, M.S.,  Rehkopf, D.H. . Differential DNA methylation and lymphocyte proportions in a Costa Rican high longevity region. Epigenetics and Chromatin. 10, (21),
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2015
Brizuela, Armel . Los modelos mixtos de teoria de respuesta al ítem [The item response theory mixture models]. Actualidades en Psicologia. 29, (119), 19-90.
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2015
Payne, Collin Frederick . Health and Aging in Low-resource Contexts: Three Essays on Healthy Life Expectancy in the Developing World. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
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2014
Domino, Marisa E.,  Dow, William H.,  Coto-Yglesias, Fernando . Educational gradients in psychotropic medication use among older adults in Costa Rica and the United States. Psychiatric Services. 65, (10), 1218-1225.
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2014
Goldman, Doreen,  Glei, Dana A.,  Rosero-Bixby, Luis,  Chiou, Shu-Ti,  Weinstein, Maxine . Performance-based measures of physical function as mortality predictors: Incremental value beyond self-reports. Demographic Research. 30, (7), 227-252.
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2014
Jokela, M.,  Hamer, M.,  Singh-Manoux, A.,  Batty, G.D.,  Kivimaki, M. Association of metabolically healthy obesity with depressive symptoms: Pooled analysis of eight studies. Molecular Psychiatry. 19, (8), 910
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2014
McEniry, Mary . Early Life Conditions and Rapid Demographic Changes in the Developing World: Consequences for Older Adult Health. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media.
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2014
Rehkopf, David H.,  Dow, William H.,  Rosero-Bixby, Luis,  Lin, Jue,  Epel, Elissa S.,  Blackburn, Elizabeth H. Seasonal variation of peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica: A population-based observational study. American Journal of Human Biology. 26, (3), 367-375.
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2013
Miranda, J. Jaime,  Herrera, Victor M.,  Chirinos, Julio A.,  Gomez, Luis F.,  Perel, Pablo,  Pichardo, Rafael,  Gonzalez, Angel,  Sanchez, Jose R.,  Ferreccio, Catterina,  Aguilera, Ximena,  Silva, Egle,  Orostegui, Myriam,  Medina-Lezama, Josefina,  Perez, Cynthia M.,  Suarez, Erick,  Ortiz, Ana P.,  Rosero, Luis,  Schapochnik, Noberto,  Ortiz, Zulma,  Ferrante, Daniel,  Casas, Juan P.,  Bautista, Leonelo E.,  Pereira, Rocio I. Major cardiovascular risk factors in Latin America: A comparison with the United States. PLOS ONE. 8, (1), e54056
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