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Mexico Health and Aging Study 2015


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Estudio Nacional de Salud y Envejecimiento en México
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 12/2015
Series or system 
Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2015 Mexican Health and Aging Study was the fourth wave of data collection to be conducted as part of the survey effort. It was conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography via computer-assisted personal interviewing, and covered the following topics: health, socioeconomics, family background, children, income, housing, time use, and psychosocial characteristics.

The survey consisted of follow-up interviews with respondents ages 50 and older, and their respective spouses, who had completed one interview or more since the 2001 survey. Those who had been added to the 2012 sample but were not available to complete an interview at the time were contacted, as well. 

A next-of-kin interview on major events in the last year of life was included for respondents who were deceased. In total, 15,898 respondents completed full interviews from a nationally representative sample of 18,006.

Adult mortality, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Anogenital herpes, Anthropometry, Assets, Birth place, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cervix uteri cancer, Chemotherapy, Child labor, Child mortality, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Colon and rectum cancers, Colonoscopy, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dental care, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Disasters, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Secondhand smoke, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Fatigue, Fertility, Fever, Health care access, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart failure, Height, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household expenditures, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Immunization, Income, Incontinence, Infant mortality, Infectious diseases, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Languages, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Liver cancer, Living conditions, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Parental survival, Parents, Personal health expenditures, Pesticides, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Place of death, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Refrigeration, Religion, Sanitation, Screening mammography, Sensory aids, Sibling survival, Siblings, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Survival, Symptoms, Telephones, Therapies, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional healers, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, Unintentional injuries, Varicella, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Weight change