Individual Study / CRELES

Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study

Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study

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The main study objective was to determine the length and quality of life, and its contributing factors in the elderly of Costa Rica. **creles@ccp.ucr.ac.cr**
Start Year
2005
Funding
Wellcome Trust (grant 072406), U.S. National Institute on Aging (grant R01AG031716)
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Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Baseline CRELES household interviews were conducted primarily in 2005, with 2-year follow-up interviews in 2007 and 2009.

Marker Paper

Fernandez Rojas, X.; Mendez Chacon, E.(2007). Estilos de vida y factores de riesgo para la salud de las personas adultas mayores del proyecto CRELES- Costa Rica 2004-2006. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1).

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,827
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
The older adults interviewed during the first round of the CRELES study were 52.5% of the female, 85% . Aged 60 and 79 years.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://www.creles.berkeley.edu