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SABE Colombia: Survey on Health, Well-Being, and Aging in Colombia, 2015

Principal Investigators:
Fernando Gómez and Carmen-Lucía Curcio
University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
Jairo Corchuelo, María-Teresa Calzada, and Fabian Mendez
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

SABE (from initials in Spanish: Salud, Bienestar & Envejecimiento) Colombia is a population-based cross-sectional study on health, aging, and well-being of community-dwelling elderly individuals aged at least 60 years focusing on social determinants of health inequities. Methods and design were similar to original Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) SABE conducted in 2000, but the Colombian study has been expanded and updated to include biomarkers. The total sample size of the study at the urban and rural research sites (244 municipalities) was 23,694 elderly Colombians representative of the total population. SABE Colombia is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary study of the elderly with respect to active aging determinants. The study has three components: (1) a questionnaire covering active aging determinants including anthropometry, blood pressure measurement, physical function, and biochemical and hematological measures; (2) a subsample survey among family caregivers; (3) a qualitative study with gender and cultural perspectives of quality of life to understand different dimensions of how people view health.

This study was supported by a fund (2013, no. 764) from Colciencias (the Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation) y el Ministerio de Salud y la protección Social de Colombia (the Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection). Please acknowledge this funding support, when you use this study.