Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) (ICPSR 142)
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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.
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