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Mexico Health and Aging Study 2012


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estudio Nacional de Salud y Envejecimiento en México (ENASEM) 2012
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2012 - 11/2012
Series or system 
Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The Mexican Health and Aging Study 2012 (MHAS-2012) followed up on similar surveys in 2001 and 2003. For MHAS-2012, all eligible respondents (and any new partners/spouses) from the 2003 panel were interviewed, along with a new sample of participants born between 1952 and 1962. Questionnaires for this round followed the structure and topics of the previous rounds, collecting information on demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, health status and health care use, employment, migration, financial stability, and anthropoemtric measurements. 

A fourth wave of the MHAS is planned for 2015, in which all participants from the 2012 wave will be re-interviewed.

Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Antihypertensive drugs, Appetite loss, Assets, Asthma, Biopsy, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Chronic respiratory diseases, Colon and rectum cancers, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Digital rectal examinations, Disasters, Domestic migration, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fever, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hospitals, Household deaths, Household expenditures, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Languages, Limited mobility, Literacy, Liver cancer, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Outpatient facilities, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Polio, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Religion, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Self-treatment, Sibling survival, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Summary birth history, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Tuberculosis, Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, Unintentional injuries, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight