Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008: Neuropsychological Exam Data (ICPSR 29323)

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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 project 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. This study contains the neuropsychological exam data from the SALSA project, which includes data reflecting tests of respondents' verbal and non-verbal semantic memory object naming, spatial abilities pattern recognition, verbal attention span, and verbal conceptual thinking. Demographic information includes age given at follow-up visits, language, and educational level.

Haan, Mary, Aiello, Allison, Gonzalez, Hector, Hinton, Ladison, Jagust, Bill, Miller, Josh, … Seavey, William. Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA Study), 1996-2008: Neuropsychological Exam Data. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-02-23.

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

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1996 -- 2008
1996 -- 2008
  1. Data from the SALSA project were originally made available as one study (ICPSR 22760) which has subsequently been divided into several individual studies now comprising the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA) Series.

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


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.



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • 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: Neuropsychological Exam Data. ICPSR29323-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-24.

2017-02-23 The Restricted Data Use Agreement is being updated to correct an error.

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