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Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008 (ICPSR 22760) RSS

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The Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study) project tracked the incidence of physical and cognitive impairment as well as dementia and cardiovascular diseases in elderly Latinos in the Sacramento, California, region. The SALSA project aimed to assess cognitive, physical and social functions, which include the ability to follow instructions, to perform certain movements, and to interact with others. The study explored the effects that cultural, nutritional, social and cardiovascular risk factors have on overall health and dementia, and examined the association between diabetes and functional status. Demographic information includes age given at follow-up visits, country of birth, language, religion, marital status, educational level, occupation, household income, and size of household.

For additional information about this data collection, see the SALSA Web site.

Access Notes

  • One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the restrictions note to learn more. Additional information can also be found in the Use Agreement.

    Public and restricted versions of the data are included in this collection. Due to the sensitive nature of the restricted data, users will need to complete a Restricted Data Use Agreement before they can obtain the restricted version. These forms can be accessed on the download page associated with this dataset.


WARNING: Because this study has many datasets, the download all files option has been suppressed, and you will need to download one dataset at a time.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Baseline Public Use Data - Download All Files (33 MB)
DS2:  Baseline Restricted Use Data
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DS3:  Follow-Up V1 Public Use Data - Download All Files (23.3 MB)
DS4:  Follow-Up V1 Restricted Use Data
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DS5:  Follow-Up V2 Public Use Data - Download All Files (17.8 MB)
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DS7:  Follow-Up V3 Public Use Data - Download All Files (19.6 MB)
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DS9:  Follow-Up V4 Public Use Data - Download All Files (58.6 MB)
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DS11:  Follow-Up V5 Public Use Data - Download All Files (56.4 MB)
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Study Description


Haan, Mary, Allison Aiello, Hector Gonzalez, Ladison Hinton, Bill Jagust, Josh Miller, Kari Moore, Lynn Blythe, Dan Mungas, and William Seavey. Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008. ICPSR22760-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-06-29.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aging, alcohol, arthritis, blood pressure, diabetes, elderly, exercise, eye disease, eyesight, foreign born, health, health care, health problems, health status, heart disease, Hispanic Americans, hypertension, illness, income, job history, medical care, medications, mental health, older adults, physical condition, physical limitations, prescription drugs, religious affiliation, smoking, vision impairment

Geographic Coverage:   California, Sacramento, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1996--2008

Date of Collection:  

  • 1996--2008

Universe:   Begun in 1996, the study includes 1,789 Latinos, 60 years and older, for up to five years, from the Sacramento, California, region. Most are from Sacramento County; the remainder are from Woodland, Dixon, Roseville, Yuba City, and from other small towns in the valley.

Data Types:   observational data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Variables in multiple datasets were left blanked and, for processing purposes, were replaced with the value "BLNK" or "BLN".

Variable names longer than 12 characters were hyphenated during UNIX processing. (See "ph22760_all_namechange.txt" for the full listing of variables.)


Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview, on-site questionnaire

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.


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