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Costa Rica Longevity and Healthy Aging Study, Retirement Cohort Wave 1, 2010-2011


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Costa Rica Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable Retirement Cohort (CRELES-RC) 1945-1955, Wave 1 2010
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2011
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 studied 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.

In 2010, CRELES was expanded to include a Retirement Cohort of participants born between 1945 and 1955. The first wave of CRELES-RC included a sample of 2,800 participants, and interviews with about 1,400 spouses. 

Primary investigator 
Rosero-Bixby L, Dow WH, Fernández X, Brenes G
Suggested citation 
Central American Population Center, University of Costa Rica, University of California, Berkeley. Costa Rica Longevity and Healthy Aging Study, Retirement Cohort Wave 1, 2010-2011. Berkeley, CA, United States: University of California, Berkeley.