CRELES Publications


Scientific Publications

 

2020

  • Sudharsanan, N., Y. Zhang, C. Payne, W. Dow, E. Crimmins. “Education and Adult Mortality in Middle-Income Countries: Surprising Gradients in Six Nationally-Representative Longitudinal Surveys.” SSM - Population Health volume 12, 100649, December 2020. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235282732030286X
  • Fernández, Eduardo Aguilar, and Ana Maricela Carballo Alfaro. "Proteína C reactiva, síndrome metabólico y riesgo cardiovascular en la población costarricense nacida entre 1945 y 1955." UNED Research Journal 12.1 (2020): e2662-e2662.
  • Fernández, Eduardo Aguilar, and Ana Maricela Carballo-Alfaro. "Factores asociados a la Proteína C reactiva en la población costarricense nacida entre 1945 y 1955." Población y Salud en Mesoamérica (2020).
  • 2019

  • Santamaría-Ulloa, Carolina, Melina Montero-López, and Luis Rosero-Bixby. "Diabetes epidemics: inequalities increase the burden on the healthcare system." Health policy and planning 34.Supplement_2 (2019): ii45-ii55.
  • Picado-Ovares, José E., et al. "Adverse outcomes of frailty in the older population of Costa Rica." Acta Médica Costarricense 61.4 (2019): 166-171.
  • Santamaría-Ulloa, Carolina, and Cindy Valverde-Manzanares. "Inequality in the incidence of cervical cancer: Costa Rica 1980–2010." Frontiers in Oncology 8 (2019): 664.
  • Rosero-Bixby, L., Rehkopf, D. H., Dow, W. H., Lin, J., Epel, E. S., Azofeifa, J., & Leal, A. (2019). Correlates of longitudinal leukocyte telomere length in the Costa Rican Longevity Study of Healthy Aging (CRELES): On the importance of DNA collection and storage procedures.  PLoS ONE 14(10): e0223766. 
  • Rehkopf, D. H., Duong, A., Dow, W. H., & Rosero-Bixby, L. (2019). Life Course Body Mass Index and Biomarkers in Persons 60 and Older: a Comparison of the United States and Costa Rica. Public health nutrition, 22(2), 314.  
  • Rosero-Bixby, L.; Dow, W. H. & Brenes, G. (2019) Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study.  En: Gu D., Dupre M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer Cham. Ebook.
  • Glei, D. A., Goldman, N., Ryff, C. D., & Weinstein, M. (2019). Physical function in US older adults compared with other populations: A multinational study. Journal of aging and health, 31(7), 1067-1084.
  • Gross, A. L., Kueider-Paisley, A. M., Sullivan, C., & Schretlen, D. (2019). Comparison of Approaches for Equating Different Versions of the MMSE Administered in 22 Studies. American journal of epidemiology, , kwz228, https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwz228.
  • Kaiser, M. (2019). Benford's Law As An Indicator Of Survey Reliability—Can We Trust Our Data?. Journal of Economic Surveys. Vol. 00, No. 0, pp. 1–17.
  • Bordaa, M. G., Patino-Hernandezb, D., Cano-Gutiérrezb, C. A., Celis-Preciadoe, C. A., & Pérez-Zepedab, M. U. (2019). Sarcopenia, lung disease and mortality: a secondary analysis of the CRELES study. Geriatr., Gerontol. Aging (Impr.), 13(1), 36-38.
  • Barboza_Solís, C., Porras_Chaverri, M., & Fantin, R. (2019). Is tooth loss important when evaluating perceived general health? Findings from a nationally representative study of Costa Rican adults. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology.
  • Gutiérrez-Robledo, L. M., García-Chanes, R. E., & Pérez-Zepeda, M. U. (2019). Allostatic Load as a Biological Substrate to Intrinsic Capacity: A Secondary Analysis of Creles. The journal of nutrition, health & aging, 1-8.
  • 2018

  • Azofeifa, J., Ruiz_Narváez, E. A., Leal, A., Gerlovin, H., & Rosero_Bixby, L. (2018). Amerindian ancestry and extended longevity in Nicoya, Costa Rica. American Journal of Human Biology, 30(1), e23055.
  • Brenes-Camacho, G. (2018). Retirement decisions and family characteristics in Costa Rica. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios de Familia, 10(1), 31-50.
  • Rosero-Bixby, L. (2018). High life expectancy and reversed socioeconomic gradients of elderly people in Mexico and Costa Rica. Demographic research, 38(3), 95-108.
  • Patel, P. C., & Devaraj, S. (2018). Height–income association in developing countries: Evidence from 14 countries. American Journal of Human Biology, 30(3), e23093.
  • Ovares, J. E. P., Calvo, I. C. B., Martínez, F. M., & Jirón, A. S. (2018). Frailty in the elderly population of Costa Rica. Japan Journal of Medicine. Jpn J Med, 1(5): 233 - 237 . doi: 10.31488/jjm.1000122.
  • Santamaría-Ulloa, C., & Valverde-Manzanares, C. (2018). Inequality in the Incidence of Cervical Cancer: Costa Rica 1980–2010. Frontiers in oncology, 8.
  • Glei, D. A., Goldman, N., & Weinstein, M. (2018). The Educational Gradient in Physiological Dysregulation: A Cross-Country. The Oxford Handbook of Integrative Health Science, 479.
  • Chanti-Ketterl, M., Gamaldo, A., Andel, R., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2018). The association between lipoproteins, disability, and physical function among older Costa Rican adults. Journal of aging and health, 30(5), 758-777.
  • Novak, B., & Lozano-Keymolen, D. (2018). Childhood disadvantages and the timing of the onset of natural menopause in Latin America and the Caribbean. Journal of women & aging, 30(4), 280-298.
  • Stringhini, S., Carmeli, C., Jokela, M., Avendaño, M., McCrory, C., d’Errico, A., ... & Delpierre, C. (2018). Socioeconomic status, non-communicable disease risk factors, and walking speed in older adults: multi-cohort population based study. bmj, 360, k1.
  • Fantin, R., Delpierre, C., Kelly_Irving, M., & Barboza Solís, C. (2018). Early socioeconomic conditions and severe tooth loss in middle_aged Costa Ricans. Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, 46(2), 178-184.
  • Sudharsanan, N., & Bloom, D. E. (2018). The demography of aging in low-and middle-income countries: chronological versus functional perspectives. In Future directions for the demography of aging: proceedings of a workshop, E-Book, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, available at https://www. nap. edu/read/25064.
  • 2017

  • McEwen, L.M., Morin, A.M., Edgar, R.D., MacIsaac, J.L., Jones, M.J., Dow, W.H., Rosero-Bixby, L., Kobor, M.S. and Rehkopf, D.H. (2017). Differential DNA methylation and lymphocyte proportions in a Costa Rican high longevity region. Epigenetics & Chromatin 10(1), 21. DOI: 10.1186/s13072-017-0128-2.
  • Payne, C., Chiu, C., Rosero-Bixby, L., Saito, Y., & Dow, W. H. (2017). Disability-Free Life Expectancy Among Older Adults In High Longevity Populations. Innovation in Aging, 1(Suppl 1), 1020.
  • Gertner, A. K., Domino, M. E., & Dow, W. H. (2017). Risk factors for late-life depression and correlates of antidepressant use in Costa Rica: Results from a nationally-representative longitudinal survey of older adults. Journal of affective disorders, 208
  • Yatsuya, H., Matsunaga, M., Li, Y., & Ota, A. (2017). Risk factor of cardiovascular disease among older individuals. Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis, 24(3), 258-261.
  • Glei, D. A., Goldman, N., Ryff, C. D., & Weinstein, M. (2017). Can we determine whether physical limitations are more prevalent in the US than in countries with comparable life expectancy?. SSM-population health, 3, 808-813.
  • Ramirez-Ulate, X., & Bolaños-Sanchez, M. (2017). Identification Of Factors That Influence Independence Of Costa Rican Nonagenarians And Centennials. Innovation in aging, 1(Suppl 1), 357.
  • Barboza C., Fantin R., (2017). The Role of Socioeconomic Position in Determining Tooth Loss in Elderly Costa Rican: Findings from the CRELES Cohort.-Int. J. Dental Sc., 19-3 (September-December): 79-94.
  • Celis Preciado, C. A., Borda, M., Patino-Hernandez, D., Cano, C., & Perez-Cepeda, M. (2017). Frailty And COPD Are Better Predictors Of Mortality Rather Than Each Entity Alone: A Secondary Analysis of the CRELES Study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 195: A2728.
  • 2016

  • Rosero-Bixby, L., & Dow, W. H. (2016). Exploring why Costa Rica outperforms the United States in life expectancy: A tale of two inequality gradients. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(5), 1130.
  • Rehkopf, D. H., Rosero-Bixby, L., & Dow, W. H. (2016). A cross-national comparison of 12 biomarkers finds no universal biomarkers of aging among individuals aged 60 and older. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research, 14, 255-277.
  • Rosero-Bixby, L., Coto-Yglesias, F., & Dow, W. H. (2016). Pulse blood pressure and cardiovascular mortality in a population-based cohort of elderly Costa Ricans. Journal of human hypertension, 30(9), 555.
  • Glei, D. A., Goldman, N., Risques, R. A., Rehkopf, D. H., Dow, W. H., Rosero-Bixby, L., & Weinstein, M. (2016). Predicting survival from telomere length versus conventional predictors: a multinational population-based cohort study. PLoS one, 11(4), e01524
  • Harhay, M. N., Harhay, M. O., Coto_Yglesias, F., & Rosero Bixby, L. (2016). Altitude and regional gradients in chronic kidney disease prevalence in Costa Rica: Data from the Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study. Tropical Medicine & International
  • Yang, F., Qian, D., & Hu, D. (2016). Prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in the older population: results from the multiple national studies on ageing. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, 10(2), 140-148.
  • Andrade, F. C. D. (2016). Misreported diabetes: estimating the'real'burden of diabetes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Anais, 1-21.  
  • Pérez-Zepeda, M. U., Cesari, M., & García-Peña, C. (2016). Predictive value of frailty indices for adverse outcomes in older adults. Revista de investigación clínica, 68(2), 92-98.
  • Villalobos-Cambronero, X., Kulzer-Homann, K., & Fernández-Rojas, X. (2016). Relación entre funcionalidad y caídas en la población adulta mayor del “Proyecto Costa Rica, Estudio Longitudinal de envejecimiento saludable”. Revista Hispanoamericana de Ciencia.
  • Goldman, N., Glei, D. A., & Weinstein, M. (2016). What matters most for predicting survival? A multinational population-based cohort study. PLoS One, 11(7), e0159273.
  • 2015

  • Payne, C. F. (2015). Aging in the Americas: Disability-free life expectancy among adults aged 65 and older in the United States, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 73(2), 337-348. 
  • Sánchez, M. B., & Guzman, F. H. (2015). Depresión en el adulto mayor costarricense y su relación con la autopercepción del estado de salud y desempeño funcional. Revista Clínica de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Costa Rica, 5(4), 78-87.
  • Rosero-Bixby, L., Modrek, S., Domino, M. E., & Dow, W. H. (2015). Aging and mental health in a longitudinal study of elderly Costa Ricans. Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, 1-11.
  • Blue, L., Goldman, N., & Rosero-Bixby, L. (2015). Disease and weight loss: a prospective study of middle-aged and older adults in Costa Rica and England. salud pública de méxico, 57, 312-319.
  • Reyes Fernández, B. R., Rosero-Bixby, L., & Koivumaa-Honkanen, H. (2015). Effects of self-rated health and self-rated economic situation on depressed Mood Via Life Satisfaction Among Older Adults in Costa Rica.Journal of aging and health, 0898264315589577
  • 2014

  • Jokela, M., Hamer, M., Singh-Manoux, A., Batty, G. D., & Kivimäki, M. (2014). Association of metabolically healthy obesity with depressive symptoms: pooled analysis of eight studies. Molecular psychiatry, 19(8), 910.
  • Jiménez-Fontana, P., & Corea, A. (2014). Stature prediction equations from the knee height for elderly in Costa Rica. Población y Salud en Mesoamérica, 12(1), 68-85.
  • Assari, S., & Moghani Lankarani, M. (2014). Association between heart disease and subjective health in ten north, middle, and South American countries. Int J Travel Med Glob Health, 2(4), 141-7.
  • Assari, S. (2014). Cross-country variation in additive effects of socio-economics, health behaviors, and comorbidities on subjective health of patients with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 13(1), 36.
  • Goldman, N., Glei, D. A., Rosero-Bixby, L., Chiou, S. T., & Weinstein, M. (2014). Performance-based measures of physical function as mortality predictors: Incremental value beyond self-reports. Demographic research, 30(7), 227. 
  • Li, J., & Dow, W. H. (2014). The declining effect of sibling size on children’s education in Costa Rica. Demographic Research 31(48): 1431–1454.
  • Domino, M. E., Dow, W. H., & Coto-Yglesias, F. (2014). Educational gradients in psychotropic medication use among older adults in Costa Rica and the United States. Psychiatric services, 65(10), 1218-1225.
  • Rehkopf, D. H., Dow, W. H., Rosero-Bixby, L., Lin, J., Epel, E. S.,& Blackburn, E. H. (2014).Seasonal variation of peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica: a population based observational study. American Journal of Human Biology, DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22529
  • McEniry, M. (2014). Early Life Conditions and Rapid Demographic Changes in the Developing World. Consequences for Older Adult Health. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6979-3
  • Goldman, N; Glei, D; Rosero-Bixby, L.; Chiou, S; Weinstein, M. (2014). Performance –based measures of physical function as mortality predictors: Incremental value beyond self-reports. Demographic research 30 (7): 227-252.
  • 2013

  • Rosero-Bixby, L.; Dow, W. H. & Rehkopf, D. H. (2013). The Nicoya region of Costa Rica: A high longevity island for elderly males. Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2013 (11): 109-136.
  • Rehkopf, D. H., Dow, W. H., Rosero-Bixby, L., Lin, J., Epel, E. S., & Blackburn, E. H. (2013). Longer leukocyte telomere length in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula: A population-based study.Experimental Gerontology 48(11): 1266-1273. PMID: 23988653. DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2013.08.005 Brenes-
  • Camacho, G. (2013). Factores socioeconómicos asociados a la percepción de situación socioeconómica entre adultos mayores de dos países latinoamericanos. Revista de Ciencias Económicas, 31(1).
  • Aguilar Fernández, E., & Alfaro, A. M. C. (2012). Prevalencia de Hipercolesterolemia en adultos mayores de Costa Rica. Población y salud en Mesoamérica, 9(2), 1-10.
  • Brenes-Camacho Gilbert (2012). Analisis de secuencias en el estudio del envejecimiento;. En: Redondo N y Garay S (coord.) “El envejecimiento en América Latina: evidencia empírica y cuestiones metodológicas”.ALAP: Serie Investigaciones No. 13 Pp.171-189
  • Miranda, J. J.; Herrera, V. M.; Chirinos, J. A.; Gómez, L. F.; Perel, P.; Pichardo, R.; González, A.; Sánchez, J. R.; Ferreccio, C.; Aguilera, X.; Silva, E.; Oróstegui, M.; Medina, J.; Pérez, C. M.; Suárez, E.; Ortiz, A. P.; Rosero, L.; Schapochnik, N.; Ortiz, Z.; Ferrante, D.; Casas, J. P.; Bautista, L. E. (2013). Major Cardiovascular risk factors in Latin America: A comparison with the United States. The Latin American Consortium of Studies in Obesity (LASO). PLOS ONE 8(1): e54056 
  • 2012

  • Rosero-Bixby, L. & Dow, W. H. (2012) Predicting mortality with biomarkers: a population-based prospective cohort study for elderly Costa Ricans. Population Health Metrics 10(1):11. PMID: 22694922.
  • Modrek, S.; Dow, W.; Rosero-Bixby, L. (2012) Long-Term Association Of Economic Inequality And Mortality In Adult Costa Ricans, Social Science & Medicine 74(2012): 158-166, doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.10.034 
  • 2011

  • Brenes-Camacho,G. (2011). "Favourable changes in economic well-being and self-rated health among the elderly". Social Science & Medicine 72(8):1228-1235. 
  • 2010

  • Goldman, N.; Turra, C.; Rosero-Bixby, L. ; Weir, D.; Crimmins, E. (2010) Do biological measures mediate the relationship between education and health: Acomparative study, Social Science & Medicine 72(2011): 307-315, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.11.004 
  • Gersten, O.; Dow, W.; Rosero-Bixby, L. (2010). Stressors over the life course and neuroendocrine system dysregulation in Costa Rica. Journal of Aging and Health, 28 de mayo. DOI: 10.1177/0898264310367516.
  • Rehkopf D, Dow WH, Rosero-Bixby L. (2010). Differences in the association of cardiovascular risk factors with education: a comparison of Costa Rica (CRELES) and the United States (NHANES). J Epidemiol Community Health, 64(9):821-8. 
  • 2009

  • Brenes-Camacho, G. & Rosero-Bixby, L. (2009) Differentials by Socioeconomic Status and Institutional Characteristics in Preventive Service Utilization by Older Persons in Costa Rica. Journal of Aging and Health 21 (5): 730-758. DOI: 10.1177/0898264309338299
  • Rosero-Bixby, L. & Dow, W. H. (2009) Surprising SES gradients in mortality, health and biomarkers in a Latin American population of adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 101093/geronb/gbn04. 
  • Rosero-Bixby L.; Brenes-Camacho G.; Mendez-Chacon E. (2009)."Obesidad, envejecimiento y mortalidad en Costa Rica" En: Pelaez E. (coord.). Sociedad y Adulto Mayor en America Latina. Estudios sobre Envejecimiento en la Region, Pp. 117-138. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: ALAP Editor, UNFPA, 1a. Ed.
  • Herrera, V. M.; Casas, J. P.; Miranda, J. J.; Perel, P.; Pichardo, R.; Gonzalez, A.; Sanchez, J. R.; Ferreccio, C.; Aguilera, X.; Silva, E.; Orostegui, M.; Gomez, L. F.; Chirinos, J. A.; Medina, J.; Perez, C. M.; Suarez, E.; Ortiz, A. P.; Rosero-Bixby, L.; Schapochnik, N.; Ortiz, Z.; Ferrante, D.; Diaz, M.; Bautista, L. E. (2009). Interethnic differences in the accuracy of anthropometric indicators of obesity in screening for high risk of coronary heart disease. International Journal of Obesity, 33 (5): 568-576.
  • Bautista, L. E.; Casas, J. P.; Herrera, V. M.; Miranda, J. J.; Perel, P.; Pichardo, R.; Gonzalez, A.; Sanchez, J. R.; Ferreccio, C.; Aguilera, X.; Silva, E.; Orostegui, M.; Gomez, L. F.; Chirinos, J. A.; Medina, J.; Perez, C. M.; Suarez, E.; Ortiz, A. P.; Rosero-Bixby, L.; Schapochnik, N.; Ortiz, Z.; Ferrante, D. (2009). The Latin American consortium of studies in obesity (LASO). Obesity Reviews, 10 (3):364-370.
  • 2008

  • Brenes-Camacho G. (2008). Economic well-being among elderly couples in marriage and cohabitation in Mexico. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista Electronica) 6(1). 
  • Jimenez Herrera, L.; Fernandez Rojas, X.(2008) Caracterizacion del uso de medicamentos en personas adultas mayores, Costa Rica 2007. Revista costarricense de Salud Publica, Vol. 17(33): 47-55..
  • Brenes Camacho, G.; Rosero-Bixby, L. (2008). Metabolic control in a nationally representative diabetic elderly sample in Costa Rica : patients at community health centers vs. patients at other health care settings. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 8:5.
  • Mendez-Chacon, E.; Santamaria-Ulloa, C.; Rosero-Bixby, L. (2008). Factors associated with hypertension prevalence, unawareness and treatment among Costa Rican elderly. BMC Public Health. 8:275  
  • Rosero-Bixby, L. (2008). The exceptionally high life expectancy of Costa Rican nonagenarians. Demography. 45(3): 673-691.
  • 2007

  •  Benavides Varela, S.; Fornaguera Trias, J. (2007) Un metodo simple para la recoleccion, extraccion y medicion de catecolaminas en orina de adultos mayores. Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana, 41 (4): 541-52. 2007.  
  • Hidalgo-Cespedes, J., Rosero-Bixby, L., & Antich-Montero, D. (2007). Mejora de la calidad y disminucion de costos de censos y encuestas utilizando computadores de mano (PDA). Una aplicacion en Costa Rica. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1).   
  • Mendez Chacon, E., Rosero-Bixby, L., Fernandez Rojas, X., & Barrantes Jimenez, K. (2007). Comparacion de los resultados de pruebas de laboratorio seleccionadas de un estudio poblacional de adultos mayores de Costa Rica. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1).  
  • Mendez Chacon, E., & Rosero-Bixby, L. (2007). Prevalencia de hipertension en adultos mayores de Costa Rica. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1).  
  • Brenes-Camacho, G., & Rosero-Bixby, L. (2007).Diabetes mellitus en adultos mayores costarricenses. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1).   
  • Puga, D., Rosero-Bixby, L., Glaser, K., & Castro, T. (2007). Red social y salud del adulto mayor en perspectiva comparada: Costa Rica, España e Inglaterra. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1).   
  • Fernandez Rojas, X.; Mendez Chacon, E.(2007). Estilos de vida y factores de riesgo para la salud de las personas adultas mayores del proyecto CRELES- Costa Rica 2004-2006. Poblacion y Salud en Mesoamerica (Revista electronica), 5(1). 



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