Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008: Demographic Data (ICPSR 34483)

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


This study contains demographic variables for the the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA) Series and can be used with ICPSR studies 22760, 29321, 29322, 29323. Demographic variables include gender, primary language, country of origin, state of birth, cause of death, 2000 census tract codes, birth date, date of death, and age given at follow-up visits.

About SALSA: 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.

Series: Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA) Series

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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: Demographic Data. ICPSR34483-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-12-11.

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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, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, exercise, eyesight, foreign born, health, health care, health problems, health status, Hispanic or Latino 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 Type(s):    observational data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The SALSA project site link has been removed, as it is no longer accessible.


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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2012-12-11



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