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Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 5, 2004-2005 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (ICPSR 25041)
Alternate Title: Hispanic EPESE, 2004-2005
Principal Investigator(s): Markides, Kyriakos S., University of Texas-Medical Branch; Ray, Laura A., University of Texas-Medical Branch; Angel, Ronald, University of Texas-Austin; Espino, David V., University of Texas-San Antonio. Health Science Center
This dataset comprises the fourth follow-up of the baseline Hispanic EPESE (HISPANIC ESTABLISHED POPULATIONS FOR THE EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES OF THE ELDERLY, 1993-1994: [ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, AND TEXAS] [ICPSR 2851]). The baseline Hispanic EPESE collected data on a representative sample of community-dwelling Mexican-Americans, aged 65 years and older, residing in the five southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The primary purpose of the series was to provide estimates of the prevalence of key physical health conditions, mental health conditions, and functional impairments in older Mexican Americans and to compare these estimates with those for other populations. The Hispanic EPESE provides data on risk factors for mortality and morbidity in Mexican Americans in order to contrast how these factors operate differently in non-Hispanic White Americans, African Americans, and other major ethnic groups. The public-use data cover demographic characteristics (age, sex, type of Hispanic race, income, education, marital status, number of children, employment, and religion), height, weight, social and physical functioning, chronic conditions, related health problems, health habits, self-reported use of dental, hospital, and nursing home services, and depression. Subsequent follow-ups provide a cross-sectional examination of the predictors of mortality, changes in health outcomes, and institutionalization, and other changes in living arrangements, as well as changes in life situations and quality of life issues. During this 5th Wave, 2004-2005, reinterviews were conducted either in person or by proxy, with 1,167 of the original respondents. This 4th follow-up includes an additional sample of 902 Mexican Americans aged 75 and over with higher average-levels of education than those of the surviving cohort, increasing the total number of respondents to 2,069. By Diversifying the 75 and older cohort a better understanding of the influence of socioeconomic and cultural variations on the lives and health older Mexican Americans can be gained.
These data are freely available.
Markides, Kyriakos S., Laura A. Ray, Ronald Angel, and David V. Espino. Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 5, 2004-2005 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas]. ICPSR25041-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-23. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25041.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR25041.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: demographic characteristics, ethnicity, health behavior, health problems, health status, Hispanic or Latino Americans, life expectancy, living arrangements, mental health, Mexican Americans, mortality rates, older adults, population characteristics, quality of life
Smallest Geographic Unit: census tract
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adult Mexican Americans aged 75 and older living in the 5 southwestern United States of Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The Resource Book of the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly may be obtained from earlier Hispanic EPESE collections (i.e., ICPSR 4314, 4102, 3385, 2851).
Users of these data should note when doing analyses -- the scales for the following items should be reversed: X5CESD4, X5CESD8, X5CESD12, AND X5CESD16.
Hispanic EPESE, 1993-1994 (ICPSR 2851), was modeled after the design of -- ESTABLISHED POPULATIONS FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES OF THE ELDERLY, 1981-1993: [EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, IOWA AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES, IOWA, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA] (ICPSR 9915) and ESTABLISHED POPULATIONS FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES OF THE ELDERLY, 1996-1997: PIEDMONT HEALTH SURVEY OF THE ELDERLY, FOURTH IN-PERSON SURVEY [DURHAM, WARREN, VANCE, GRANVILLE, AND FRANKLIN COUNTIES, NORTH CAROLINA] (ICPSR 2744).
The first follow-up of the baseline data (Hispanic EPESE Wave II, 1995-1996 [ICPSR 3385]) followed 2,438 of the original 3,050 respondents, and the second follow-up (Hispanic EPESE Wave III, 1998-1999 [ICPSR 4102]) followed 1,980 of these respondents. The third follow-up, Hispanic EPESE Wave IV [ICPSR 4314] followed 1,682 of the original respondents.
Sample: complex, multistage
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
personal interviews with subject or proxy
Response Rates: Wave 1 -- Baseline: 83.0 percent, Wave 2 -- 1st Follow-up: 86.8 percent, Wave 3 -- 2nd Follow-up: 83.3 percent, Wave 4 -- 3rd Follow-up: 80.6 percent, and Wave 5 -- 4th Follow-up: 73.8 percent (original subjects)
Presence of Common Scales: MMSE, CES-D, IADL, ADL, CLOX, CAGE, Neighborhood items from the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Study (Sastry 2006), from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (Sampson et al. 1997), and from The Social Cohesion and Trust scale (Sampson 1997).
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- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2009-09-23
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