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Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan, 2000 and 2006

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Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan, 2000 and 2006
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Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan, 2000 and 2006
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The Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan, 2000 and 2006, provides information regarding the health and well-being of older persons in Taiwan. Taiwan has undergone rapid demographic, social, and economic changes, becoming a highly urbanized and industrial society with a growing population of persons age 65 or older. SEBAS explores the relationship between life challenges and mental and physical health, the impact of social environment on the health and well-being of the elderly, as well as biological markers of health and stress. The study collected self-reports of physical, psychological, and social well-being, plus extensive clinical data based on medical examinations and laboratory analyses. Examination of health outcomes included chronic illnesses, functional status, psychological well-being, and cognitive function. Questions regarding life challenges focused on perceived stress, economic difficulties, security and safety, and the consequences of a major earthquake. Biological markers were used to identify cardiovascular risk factors, metabolic process measures, immune-system activity, the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis, and sympathetic nervous system activity. Two rounds of biomarker data collected in 2000 and 2006 were complemented by face-to-face interviews with the participants. Demographic and background variables included age, sex, education, ethnicity, occupation, and residency. Additional information about the Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study can be found at the <a href="http://cph.georgetown.edu/research/taiwan">Georgetown University Center for Populations and Health</a> Web site. A Webinar describing the Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) was presented June 20, 2016. All interested users can access the webinar <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCDmbMNEVuc">here.</a>
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  • Goldman, Noreen
  • Chang, Ming-Cheng
  • Lin, Hui-Sheng
  • Chuang, Yi-Li
  • Peterson, Christine E.
  • Glei, Dana A.
  • Hurng, Baai-Shyun
  • Lin, Yu-Hsuan
  • Lin, Shu-Hui
  • Liu, I-Wen
  • Liu, Hsia-Yuan
  • Lin, Shio-Jean
  • Wu, Chun-Ming
  • Hsiao, Mei-Ling
  • Wu, Shiow-Ing
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Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan, 2000 and 2006
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  • 2000
  • 2006
  • 3792
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ICPSR03792.v7
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Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS) in Taiwan, 2000 and 2006
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  • 2000
  • 2006
  • 3792
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ICPSR03792.v7
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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