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WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)

Health statistics and health information systems

The WHO Multi-Country Studies unit developed the Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) as part of a Longitudinal Survey Programme to compile comprehensive longitudinal information on the health and well-being of adult populations and the ageing process. The core SAGE collects data on respondents aged 18+ years, with an emphasis on populations aged 50+ years, from nationally representative samples in six countries (China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation and South Africa).



Publication on Depression

Depression, chronic diseases, and decrements in health: results from the World Health Surveys. By Moussavi S, Chatterji S, Verdes E, Tandon A, Patel V, Ustun B. Lancet.  2007 Sep 8;370(9590):851-8. Source: Department of Measurement and Health Information Systems, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

Depression produces the greatest decrement in health compared with the chronic diseases angina, arthritis, asthma, and diabetes. The comorbid state of depression incrementally worsens health compared with depression alone, with any of the chronic diseases alone, and with any combination of chronic diseases without depression. These results indicate the urgency of addressing depression as a public-health priority to reduce disease burden and disability, and to improve the overall health of populations.



Publication on Healthy Eating

Global variability in fruit and vegetable consumption. Hall JN, Moore S, Harper SB, Lynch JWAm J Prev Med. 2009 May;36(5):402-409.e5. Source:  School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Overall, 77.6% of men and 78.4% of women from the 52 mainly low- and middle-income countries consumed less than the minimum recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Baseline global information on low fruit and vegetable consumption obtained in this study can help policymakers worldwide establish interventions for addressing the global chronic disease epidemic.



Data on Aging

The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), located within ICPSR, is funded by the National Institute on Aging. NACDA's mission is to advance research on aging by helping researchers to profit from the under-exploited potential of a broad range of datasets.



Slides Show on Aging

An Introduction to NACDA: The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

By NACDA Program on Aging and ICPSR/ISR University of Michigan



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