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

Published: Jun 29, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Mary Haan, University of Michigan; Allison Aiello, University of Michigan; Hector Gonzalez, University of Michigan; Ladison Hinton, University of California-Davis; Bill Jagust, University of California-Berkley; Josh Miller, University of California-Davis; Kari Moore, University of Michigan; Lynn Blythe, University of Michigan; Dan Mungas, University of California-Davis; William Seavey, University of California-Davis

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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.

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

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

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.

1996 -- 2008

1996 -- 2008

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.)

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.

observational data

survey data

face-to-face interview

on-site questionnaire



2009-06-29 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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This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).