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The SALURBAL project compiles pre-existing data from Latin American cities, countries, and regional institutions. This data is then analyzed to reveal the ways in which urban environments in Latin America are associated with various health or environmental outcomes. 

The data include:

  • Demographic characteristics
  • Mortality data
  • Self-reported or measured health, health-related behaviors, and health risk factors collected through surveys
  • Social environment factors
  • Built environment factors.

SALURBAL acknowledges the contributions of many different agencies in generating, processing, facilitating access to data or assisting with other aspects of the project. View a list of agencies that have contributed to SALURBAL.

Learn more about SALURBAL’s data and analyses by reading the data briefs below.

Infant Mortality in Latin American Cities

infant mortality brief cover

This data brief describes how the Salud Urbana en América Latina ("Urban Health in Latin America") project (SALURBAL) is using data to describe patterns of infant mortality across Latin American cities and understand what characteristics of urban environments may be contributing to inequities in infant mortality.

Infant Mortality in Latin American Cities (English PDF)
Mortalidad Infantil en Ciudades de Latinoamérica (Español PDF)
Mortalidade Infantil em Cidades Latino-americanas
(Português PDF)


Data in the SALURBAL Project

First page of Data in the SALURBAL Project

Data in the SALURBAL Project provides an overview of the process of selecting cities, compiling data, and the types of questions the dataset may help to answer. The document was developed to inform future SALURBAL studies and to receive feedback from stakeholder working in urban health in the region regarding how SALURBAL research can support their efforts. (November 2018) 

Data in the SALURBAL Project (English PDF) 
Los Datos del Proyecto SALURBAL (Español PDF) 
Os Dados do Projeto SALURBAL (Português PDF)

Further information about SALURBAL's data domains, variables, and methodological approach is available in Building a Data Platform for Cross-Country Urban Health Studies: the SALURBAL Study, published in the Journal of Urban Health (Quistberg et al., 2018)


Mortality and Life Expectancy in Latin American Cities

Cover page of the SALURBAL mortality and life expectancy data brief  Life expectancy and causes of death vary greatly across urban areas in Latin America, and global and regional summaries of life expectancy and causes of death can hide significant variability across cities. Urban environments that differ across neighborhoods, cities, and countries can have a major impact on life expectancy and causes of death. Mortality and Life Expectancy in Latin American Cities presents the experiences of the SALURBAL project in harmonizing and describing mortality data across 366 cities in 10 countries.

Mortality and Life Expectancy in Latin American Cities (English PDF)
Mortalidad y Esperanza de vida en las Ciudades de América Latina (Español PDF)
Mortalidade e Expectative de vida em Cidades Latino-Americanas (Português PDF)