Individual Study / HAALSI

The Health and Aging Study in Africa

The Health and Aging Study in Africa

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The Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI) study is a population-based survey that aims to examine and characterize a population of older men and women in rural South Africa with respect to health, physical and cognitive function, aging, and well-being, in harmonization with other Health and Retirement Studies.
Start Year
2014
End Year
2017
Funding
U.S. National Institute on Aging [P01AG041710; 1R01AG051144–01; 3U54HG006938-03S1] and the support for the Agincourt Health and socio-Demographic Surveillance System by the University of the Witwatersrand and Medical Research Council, South Africa, and the Wellcome Trust, UK [grants 058893/Z/99/A; 069683/Z/02/Z; 085477/B/08/Z]
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Till Bärnighausen
    University of Heidelberg
  • HAALSI

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
3 years

Marker Paper

Berkman, Lisa. Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa [HAALSI] Baseline Survey: Agincourt, South Africa, 2015. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-10-30. Glyn W. Humphreys, Mihaela D. Duta, Livia Montana, Nele Demeyere, Cathal McCrory, Julia Rohr, Kathleen Kahn, Stephen Tollman, Lisa Berkman, Cognitive Function in Low-Income and Low-Literacy Settings: Validation of the Tablet-Based Oxford Cognitive Screen in the Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI), The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 72, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages 38–50, https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw139 https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36633.v2

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
5,059
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men and women ≥40 years of age in the INDEPTH community of Agincourt, South Africa.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://haalsi.org