Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Beth J. Soldo, University of Pennsylvania. Population Studies Center; Rebecca Wong, University of Maryland. Maryland Population Research Center; Alberto Palloni, University of Wisconsin. Department of Sociology; Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica (INEGI)
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The Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) is a prospective panel study of health and aging in Mexico. The study is a collaborative effort among researchers from the Universities of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Wisconsin in the United States, and the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica (INEGI) in Mexico. The baseline survey includes a nationally representative sample of Mexicans aged 50 and over and their spouse/partners regardless of their age. A direct interview was sought with each individual, and proxy interviews were obtained when poor health or temporary absence precluded a direct interview. Areas covered include: health behavior and health status, childhood and family background, migration history, sources and amounts of income, and housing environment.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging