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South Africa - Agincourt Health and Aging in Africa Baseline Survey 2014-2015 - ICPSR


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa [HAALSI] Baseline Survey: Agincourt, South Africa, 2015 (ICPSR 36633)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2014 - 11/2015
Series or system 
South Africa Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI)
Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP)
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The Health and Aging in Africa Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI) surveys older adults in rural South Africa. Information is collected on health, aging, physical and cognitive function, and socio-demographic details. Data was also collected with anthropometric measurements and blood tests.

For the Baseline survey, the 2013 Census was used as a sampling frame and a total of 6,281 women and men were selected. Eligible participants were adults ages 40 and above who were permanently living in the Mpumalanga province during the 12 months prior to the 2013 Census.

More information is available on the HAALSI study at

Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Anemia, Anthropometry, Antiretroviral therapy, Assets, Back pain, Birth place, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Circumcision, Cognitive assessment, Condoms, Congestion, Coping behavior, Corrective lenses, Cough, Counseling, Diabetes, Diet, Disability, Domestic migration, Drug consumption, Education, Education expenditures, Employment, Employment benefits, Fertility, Food expenditures, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, GPAQ, Glucose tests, HIV and AIDS, Health care use, Health literacy, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Hemoglobin, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Housing, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Hypertriglyceridemia, Income, Insulin, International migration, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Land ownership, Leisure activities, Limited mobility, Literacy, Livestock, Loans, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Meat, Medical tests, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Military service, Mining, Mobility aids, Neck pain, Nonprofits, Occupational injuries, Occupational risk factors, Occupations, Pain, Parental survival, Personal health expenditures, Pharmacies, Physical activity, Poverty, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Private social assistance, Processed foods, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Refrigeration, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rose Angina Questionnaire, Sexual behavior, Sibling survival, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Smokeless tobacco use, Stroke, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Taxes, Teachers, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, VCT, Vegetables, Vision loss, Weight, Working conditions