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Costa Rica Longevity and Healthy Aging Study 2004-2006, Wave 1 - UC Berkeley


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Costa Rica Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable (CRELES) 2005
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2004 - 09/2006
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative

The Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study (CRELES) is a nationally-representative longitudinal survey of Costa Ricans age 60 and older. Topics covered include health status, mental health, living conditions, health behaviors, health care use, social support, and socioeconomic status. Anthropometric measurements and blood tests were also collected.

Abortion, Aged adults, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Birth control pills, Birth place, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colonoscopy, Complete birth history, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary sugar, Disability, Drug consumption, Edentulism, Education, Education access, Electricity, Employment, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Folic acid supplements, Fruits, Glomerular filtration rate, Glucose tests, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Hearing tests, Heart disease, Height, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Immunization, Income, Influenza vaccines, Infrastructure, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Internet, Iron supplements, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Laboratories, Land ownership, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Literacy, Living conditions, Loans, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Medical tests, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nurses, Occupations, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Outpatient facilities, Pap smears, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacists, Physical activity, Physicians, Poverty, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Processed foods, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Rheumatoid arthritis, Road traffic injuries, Roads, Safety, Sanitation, Screening, Screening mammography, Sexual sterilization, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Social class, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Surgical procedures, Telephones, Tobacco use, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Unemployment, Unipolar depressive disorders, Unprocessed red meat, Vegetables, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Vitamin D supplements, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Adult mortality, Agriculture, Chemotherapy, Child mortality, Cognitive assessment, Community health clinics, Dairy products, Digital rectal examinations, Employment benefits, Household deaths, Incontinence, Milk, Pain, Parental survival, Private social assistance, Radiation therapy, Sepsis, Starchy vegetables, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Abortive outcome, FFQ
Suggested citation 
Central American Population Center, University of Costa Rica, University of California, Berkeley. Costa Rica Longevity and Healthy Aging Study 2004-2006, Wave 1 - UC Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, United States: University of California, Berkeley.