Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging (SALSA)

Principal Investigator

Professor Mary Haan
UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
550 16th St. 2nd floor
San Fransisco, CA 94518

Data Contact

Anne Lee


Setting: Sacramento Valley, California, USA
Start Date: 1998-99
End Date: 2008
Participants: 1789 community-dwelling older Mexican Americans aged 60 to 101 years at baseline
Assessment Schedule: Every 12 to 15 months, for a maximum of 6 follow-ups
Measures: (1) Neuropsychological and cognitive tests; (2) Dementia diagnoses; (3) Broad range of sociodemographic, lifestyle and cardiac, physical and mental health factors

Further Information:

  • Haan et al. Prevalence of Dementia in Older Latinos: The Influence
    of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Stroke and Genetic Factors. J Am Geriatr Soc 51:169–177, 2003.