Ongoing Project

WHO-Sage India Wave-3 Project

Agency : International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai

Team Dr. Neetu Purohit, Dr B.S. Singh, Dr. Nishikant Bele, Dr. Pankaj Talreja, Deepanshu Srivastava, Rakesh Kumar

The study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) is a longitudinal, cross-sectional household face-to-face survey. The WHO Multi-country Survey unit developed the study on global AGEing and adult health as a data collection platform to compile the information on the health and well-being of older adult populations. Initiated by the World Health Organization, SAGE, India Wave- 1 was conducted by the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, as a part of multi-country study in six of the seventy countries that participated in the World Health Survey, 2003. IIHMR was selected as field agency for conducting SAGE Wave-1 in Rajasthan in the year 2007 & Wave- 2 in Rajasthan in 2015. IIHMR has been retained to conduct WHO-SAGE Wave- 3 in Rajasthan in 2019.

The purpose of SAGE is to collect data on a broad range of self-reported assessments of health and well-being over time. A standardized approach is used to collect an individual’s self-ratings of health and selected objective health measures to:

  • Improve comparability across individuals, communities and populations;
  • Assess performance on measured tests in a range of different domains of health,
  • Measure well-being, happiness and quality of life;
  • Collect biomarker information;
  • Introduce a longitudinal study design and
  • Investigate compression of morbidity in adult and ageing populations.

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