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Mexico - Mexico City Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean 1999-2000


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Salud, Bienestar y Envejecimiento en America Latina y el Caribe
Mexico (MEX)
Distrito Federal
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/1999 - 12/2000
Data type
  • Household

This survey, also known as SABE, was conducted simultaneously in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bridgetown (Barbados), São Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile), Havana (Cuba), Mexico City (Mexico), and Montevideo (Uruguay) to gather information on the health of elderly populations in these countries. People 60 years and older were interviewed with an emphasis on those 80 and older. Data was collected on the interviewee's self-assessment of chronic and acute illnesses, as well as physical and mental impairments and disabilities, history of principal chronic conditions, anthropomorphic measurements, access to and use of healthcare, and the extent of family assistance.

Aged adults, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Assets, Asthma, Back and neck pain, Biopsy, Birth place, Blood pressure, Body mass index, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cataracts, Chemotherapy, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Diabetes, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family size, Food, General surgery, Glaucoma, Glucose tests, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Height, Hepatitis, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Income, Influenza vaccines, International migration, Interstitial lung diseases, Ischemic heart disease, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Limited mobility, Literacy, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Measles, Medical tests, Medicines, Melanoma, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nausea, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral conditions, Orthopedic devices, Osteoporosis, Pap smears, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Private health facilities, Prostheses and implants, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Radiation therapy, Religion, Rheumatic heart disease, Sanitation, Screening mammography, Sense organ diseases, Siblings, Stroke, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Therapies, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Tourism, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unemployment, Unintentional injuries, Vision loss, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Diet, Hearing loss, Blood glucose, Hemorrhagic stroke, FFQ, Occupation codes