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India Longitudinal Aging Study Pilot 2010

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)
Geography 
India (IND)
Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
11/2010 - 12/2010
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
Summary 

The Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) pilot survey interivewed 1,600 individuals aged 45 and older and their spouses as preparation to design and implement a nationally representative LASI survey. The LASI pilot study took place in four states, two northern and two southern. In addition to collecting information through individual and household questionnaires, the LASI pilot also collected biomarker information through anthropometry, dried blood spots, and measurements of blood pressure, lung function, physical function, and vision. 

The LASI pilot was designed to be comparable with other longitudinal studies on aging similar to the Health and Retirement Study in the United States, including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retimrent in Europe (SHARE), the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS), and others.

Keywords 
Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Animal injuries, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Assets, Back pain, Birth place, Bladder cancer, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Burns, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Community health clinics, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Disability, Disasters, Drownings, Edentulism, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Environmental tobacco smoke, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fever, Food expenditures, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Income, Incontinence, Injuries, Insulin, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Land ownership, Languages, Larynx cancer, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Literacy, Liver cancer, Livestock, Loans, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Medicines, Menopause, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Occupational injuries, Oesophagus cancer, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Paralysis, Parental survival, Parkinson's disease, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Poisonings, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Religion, Respiratory function tests, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Self-treatment, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco use, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unemployment, Violence, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight change, Household air pollution
Citation
Suggested citation 
Harvard School of Public Health, International Institute for Population Sciences (India), RAND Corporation. India Longitudinal Aging Study Pilot 2010.