Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

Costa Rica Longevity and Healthy Aging Study 2010-2011, Retirement Cohort 1945-1955, Wave 1


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.