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Mexico Health and Aging Study 2001


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estudio Nacional de Salud y Envejecimiento en México (ENASEM) 2001
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2001 - 08/2001
Series or system 
Mexican Health and Aging Study
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Mexico Health and Aging Study 2001 (MHAS-2001) is the first round of a longitudinal survey of Mexican adults born prior to 1951, focusing on the health and disease burden of the older population. Survey questionnaires collected data on participants' sociodemographic characteristics, physical and mental health status, use of health services, family relationships, occupation, and financial status. Anthropometric measurements were collected from a subsample of the study population.

Participants were selected from a target sample of 11,000 households drawn to include Mexican-born migrants living in the United States, migrants who return to Mexico after living in the United States for some time, and Mexicans who had never lived in the United States. A total of 15,186 individual interviews were completed.

A second period of data collection occurred in 2003; follow up surveys were also planned to take place in 2012 and 2015.