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The Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) is a national longitudinal study of adults 50 years and older in Mexico. 

The baseline survey, with national and urban/rural representation of adults born in 1951 or earlier, was conducted in 2001 with follow-up interviews in 2003, 2012, 2015, and 2018. A new sample of adults born between 1952-1962 was added in 2012. Similarly, in 2018 a new cohort of adults born between 1963 and 1968 was added to refresh the sample.

The study is a collaborative effort among researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI, Mexico), the University of Wisconsin, the Instituto Nacional de Geriatría (INGER, Mexico), the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP, Mexico), and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). The MHAS is partly supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging (R01AG018016, R Wong, PI) in the United States and the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) in Mexico.

Currently, one more wave is planned to be fielded 2021.

Aging in Mexico: Frailty
MHAS Fact Sheet 20-3
October 2020

Available for download here.

Aging in Mexico: The Most Vulnerable Adults - MHAS Fact Sheet 20-2. Click here to download.
Aging in Mexico: Disability - MHAS Fact Sheet 20-1. Click here to download.
Aging in Mexico: Obesity - MHAS Fact Sheet 19-1. Click here to download.

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The project is supported by Award Number R01-AG018016 from National Institutes of Health/ National Institute on Aging. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not represent the official views of the National Institute on Aging or the National Institutes of Health.
Last updated on 03.23.2022
by Alison Deep.