SABE - Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2000 (ICPSR 3546)
Published: Feb 17, 2006
Martha Pelaez, Pan American Health Organization; Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin; Cecilia Albala, University of Chile; Juan Carlos Alfonso, Centro de Estudios de Poblacion y Desarrolo (CEPDE); Roberto Ham-Chande, Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion; Anselm Hennis, University of West Indies; Maria Lucia Lebrao, University of Sao Paulo; Esther Lesn-Diaz, Centro de Estudios de Poblacion y Desarrolo (CEPDE); Edith Pantelides, Centro de Estudios de Poblacion/CENAP; Omar Prats, University of Uruguay
The Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean (Project SABE) was conducted during 1999 and 2000 to examine health conditions and functional limitations of persons aged 60 and older in the countries of Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay, with special focus on persons over 80 years of age. Project SABE was administered in the official language of each country: Spanish in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Mexico City (Mexico), Santiago (Chile), Havana (Cuba), and Montevideo (Uruguay), English in Bridgetown (Barbados), and Portuguese in Sao Paulo (Brazil). Goals of the project were to (a) describe the health conditions of older adults (aged 60 and older with special focus on persons over 80) with regard to chronic and acute diseases, disability, and physical and mental impairment, (b) evaluate the extent to which older adults used and had access to health care services, including services that are outside the formal system (local healers, traditional medicine), (c) evaluate the proportional contribution by principal sources of support -- relatives and family networks, public assistance, and private resources (income, assets) -- towards meeting the health-related needs of older adults, (d) evaluate access to health insurance offered by private organizations, governmental institutions, and mixed systems, as well as the extent to which that insurance was actually used, (e) analyze the differentials in the self-evaluation of health conditions, access to health care, and sources of support with regard to socioeconomic group, gender, and birth cohort, (f) evaluate the relationships between strategic factors -- health-related behavior, occupational background, socioeconomic status, gender, and cohort -- and health conditions, according to the health evaluation at the time of the survey, and (g) carry out comparative analyses in countries that share similar characteristics but that differ with regard to such factors as the role of family support, public assistance, access to health services, and health-related behavior and exposure to risk. Demographic variables include age, sex, race, level of education, birthplace, religion, ethnic group, marital status, and income. Also examined were cognitive status, health status, functional status, nutritional status, and use and accessibility of services
Pan American Health Organization (R03 AZ 15673)
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited. In preparing the data files for public archiving and distribution, the producers have removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects.
1999 -- 2000
Date of Collection
1999 -- 2000
Data Collection Notes
An English translation codebook for Parts 8 through 14 has been provided but user's should refer to the User's Guide for detailed information regarding variables.
An English translation which includes a reorganization of variables for each country has been provided. Part 8 is the English Version of Argentina which was originally done in Spanish (Part 1) and includes the additional questions and an additional module in order to carry out a complementary study sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part 9 is a reorganized version of Barbados (Part 2). Part 10 is the English Version of Brazil which was originally done in Portuguese (Part 3). Part 11 is the English Version of Chile which was originally done in Spanish (Part 4) and includes the additional questions and an additional module in order to carry out a complementary study sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Part 12 is the English Version of Cuba which was originally done in Spanish (Part 7). Part 13 is the English Version of Mexico which was originally done in Spanish (Part 7) and Part 14 is the English Version of Uruguay which was originally done in Spanish (Part 7) and includes the additional questions and an additional module in order to carry out a complementary study sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The Variable Description file (Part 15) is an excel file providing supporting information for the data provided in their original languages (Parts 1 through 7).
Original Release Date
2006-02-17 Original questionnaires for Parts 1 through 7 were added (original codebooks are not available). For Parts 8 through 14, an English translation codebook has been provided. Part 16, an English translation variable description file, was also added.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
- The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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).