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ready Mexican Health and Aging Study


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The MHAS study is a series of questionnaires distributed in waves, the fourth of which was fielded in the Fall of 2015. Research goals include, but are not limited to the following: examination of the aging processes and its disease and disability burden in a large representative panel of older Mexicans; evaluation of the effects of individual behaviors, early life circumstances, migration and economic history, community characteristics, and family transfer systems on multiple health outcomes; and comparison of the health dynamics of older Mexicans with comparably aged Mexican-born migrants in the U.S. and second generation Mexican-American using similar data from the U.S. population (for example the biennial Health and Retirement Study HRS) to assess the durability of the migrant health advantage.


Countries that developed this resource Mexico , United States

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Progression of aging in Mexico: the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) 2012.

Wong R,Michaels-Obregon A,Palloni A,Gutierrez-Robledo LM,Gonzalez-Gonzalez C,Lopez-Ortega M,Tellez-Rojo MM,Mendoza-Alvarado LR
Salud Publica Mex 2015

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  • R01-AG018016 (National Institute on Aging (NIA), Bethesda, MD, USA)