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India WHO Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health 2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India - Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health-2007, Wave 1
India (IND)
Assam, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2007 - 08/2007
Series or system 
Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE)
SAGE Survey Family
Data type
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The WHO Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health is a longitudinal survey that focuses on the health of adults 50 years or older in six countries: China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa. The survey collected information on individual and household demographics, health status, chronic health conditions, risk factors, disabilities, and quality of life.

The first wave of this study in India surveyed 11,230 individuals from 19 states, covering 96% of the population. A portion of women aged 18-49 in the Indian sample were also chosen to participate in a nested study by the SAGE India team.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Aged adults, Alcohol use, Animal injuries, Anthropometry, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Back pain, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Breathing difficulty, Burns, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Crime, Death certificates, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Drownings, Drug consumption, Education, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, FFQ, Falls, Family composition, Food expenditures, Fruits and vegetables, GPAQ, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care use, Health facility conditions, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Home care, Homicide, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Household expenditures, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hypertension, Income, Injuries, Intentional injuries, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Ischemic heart disease, Jaundice, Land ownership, Languages, Limited mobility, Livestock, Living conditions, Loans, Malaria, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Medical tests, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mortality, Nutritional deficiencies, Occupation codes, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral conditions, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Pap smears, Paralysis, Parents, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Poisonings, Poverty, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Pulse, Refrigeration, Religion, Respiratory function tests, Road traffic injuries, Rose Angina Questionnaire, Safety, Sanitation, Screening mammography, Seizures, Self-inflicted injuries, Sensory aids, Sleep, Stroke, Suicide, Symptoms, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Verbal autopsy, Violence, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Weight change