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Taiwan Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) 2006-2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
DS2: SEBAS 2006
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2006 - 01/2007
Data type
  • Exam
  • Health facility
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Urban-rural representative

The Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) of Taiwan continues the work of the Taiwan Longitudinal Study of Aging (TLSA) that began in 1989. SEBAS gathers information on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of Taiwanese adults ages 54 and above. Data are collected with physical exams, blood tests, urine tests, anthropometric measurements, health assessment measures, and face-to-face interviews. The 2006 SEBAS added an eye exam and cognitive assessment. A total of 1,284 individuals completed the interviews and 1,036 participated in the physical examinations.

Aged adults, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anthropometry, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, Anxiety, Appendicitis, Appetite loss, Blood disorders, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Burns, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cataracts, Causes of morbidity, Cervix uteri cancer, Cholesterol, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cognitive assessment, Community action, Congenital anomalies, Coping behavior, Crime, Diabetes, Digestive diseases, Disasters, Drug consumption, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Ethnicity, Eye examinations, Falls, Fatigue, Fever, Fruits and vegetables, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Goiter, Gout, Health behaviors, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Heart disease, Height, Hepatitis B, Hospitals, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Infectious diseases, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Insulin, Interpersonal violence, Ischemic heart disease, Leisure activities, Limited mobility, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Occupations, Oral conditions, Oral hygiene, Peptic ulcer disease, Periodontal diseases, Physical activity, Physical examinations, Prescriptions, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Rheumatoid arthritis, Skin diseases, Sleep, Smokeless tobacco use, Socioeconomic risk factors, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Survival, Symptoms, Thyroid gland disorders, Tobacco smoking, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Ultrasound, Unintentional injuries, Urban ambient air pollution, Urine tests, Violence-related risk factors, Vision loss, Visual acuity, Weight