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Chicago Community Adult Health Study, 2001-2003 (ICPSR 31142) RSS

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Summary:

The Chicago Community Adult Health Study (CCAHS) consists of four interrelated components that were conducted simultaneously: (1) a survey of adult health on a probability sample of 3,105 Chicago adults, including direct physical measurements of their blood pressure and heart rate and of height, weight, waist and hip circumference, and leg length; (2) a biomedical supplement which collected blood and/or saliva samples on a subset of 661 survey respondents; (3) a community survey in which individuals described aspects of the social environment of all survey respondents' neighborhoods; and (4) a systematic social observation (SSO) of the blocks in which potential survey respondents resided, including a lost letter drop (Milgram et al. 1965) as an unobtrusive measure of neighborhood social capital/sense of responsibility to help others. The latter two extend a community survey and SSO of neighborhoods carried out by the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN) in 1995. The adult health survey and the community survey were conducted jointly through face-to-face interviews with a stratified, multistage probability sample of 3,105 individuals aged 18 and over and living in the city of Chicago, with a response rate of 72 percent that is about the highest currently attainable in large urban areas. In addition, blood pressure, heart rate, and physical measurements (of height, weight, waist and hips, and leg length) were collected during the survey interview, and blood and saliva samples from 661 respondents or 60 percent of those doing the survey in the 80 "focal" neighborhood clusters (NCs). SSOs were conducted on 1,663 of the 1,672 city blocks on which each respondent lived. The CCAHS is the largest of five projects under the NIH-funded Michigan Interdisciplinary Center on Social Inequalities, Mind and Body Mind (#P50HD38986), one of five Mind-Body Centers funded by the National Institutes of Health in late 1999. This study will advance the understanding of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health, a major priority of the Public Health Service and the National Institutes of Health.

The PI-supplied summary mentions that the study is comprised of four components. However, for the purposes of this data release there are three distinct datasets. Demographic variables include age, birth year, race, ethnicity, number of children in the household, number of children living elsewhere, number of times the respondent has been married, and relationship status, religious preference, and sex.

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Dataset(s)

DS1:  Survey
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DS2:  Systematic Social Observation
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Study Description

Citation

House, James S., George A. Kaplan, Jeffrey Morenoff, Stephen W. Raudenbush, David R. Williams, and Elizabeth A. Young. Chicago Community Adult Health Study, 2001-2003. ICPSR31142-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-06-07. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31142.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health (P50HD38986)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   biomarkers, community health, community organizations, community participation, diet, employment, employment discrimination, families, family life, health attitudes, health care, health education, health status, hobbies, leisure, lifestyles, mental health, neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood conditions, neighborhoods, nutrition, parental influence, parenting skills, physical fitness, recreation, social indicators

Smallest Geographic Unit:   census block

Geographic Coverage:   Chicago, Illinois, United States

Time Period:  

  • 2001--2003

Date of Collection:  

  • 2001--2003

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Stratified, multistage, probability sample of 3,105 adults aged 18 and over and living in 343 neighborhood clusters (NCs) within the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

Those wishing to gather further information about this project should go to the Chicago Community Adult Health Study Web site.

SSO data is at various levels including face blocks (on the side of a street on a block), streets, and blocks.

Methodology

Sample:   Stratified, multistage, probability sample of 3,105 adults aged 18 and over and living in 343 neighborhood clusters (NCs) within the city of Chicago, Illinois.

Mode of Data Collection:   coded on-site observation

Response Rates:   The survey interview response rate was 72 percent.

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2012-07-11 The ICPSR full product suite of files was added to this collection for all three parts.

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DS1: Survey

W1.EA-9a.GrpMem9.Are you a member of an organization active on political issues, such as the environment, abortion, gun control, or an organization active in supporting candidates in elections such as a party organization
W1. EA-9a. GrpMem9. Are you a member of an organization active on political issues, such as the environment, abortion, gun control, or an organization active in supporting candidates in elections such as a party organization Note: V637, V641, V645, V649, V653, V657, V661, V665 and V669 were combined to create V2613 (Index of Number of Voluntary Organizations R Is a Member of (out of 9)). Note: V637, V641, V645, V649, V653, V657, V661, V665 and V669 and V673, V676, V679, V682 and V685 were combined to create V2615 (Index of Number of Voluntary Organizations R Is a Member of or R Gives Time to/ Is Associated With (out of 14)). Are you a member of an organization active on political issues, such as the environment, abortion, gun control, or an organization active in supporting candidates in elections such as a party organization? N = 3103 A. INAPPLICABLE N = 0 D. DON'T KNOW N = 1 N. NOT ASCERTAINED N = 1 SKIP: IF GRPMEM9 (V657) = 5 (No), DK, or REF, ASK GRPMEM10 (V661).
W1.BB-4.DrnkDgr(Long Iw Cases only).Has R Been Under Effects (or After-Effects) of Alcohol in Situation Where R Had Chance of Getting Hurt (in last 12 mos)
W1.BB-4.DrnkDgr(Long Interview Cases only). Has R Been Under Effects (or After-Effects)of Alcohol in Situation Where R Had Chance of Getting Hurt (in last 12 months) Note: V2442 is a variable that combines information from V387-V390 into a single variable. During the past 12 months, were you ever under the effects of alcohol or feeling its after-effects in a situation which increased your chances of getting hurt-like when driving a car or boat, using knives or guns or machinery, crossing against traffic, climbing or swimming? N = 240 A. INAPPLICABLE N = 2855 D. DON'T KNOW N = 1 N. NOT ASCERTAINED N = 9
W1.BB-3.DrnkFnc02(Short Iw Cases only).How Often Has R Been Under Effects (or After-Effects) of Alcohol at Work, School, Doing Child Care or Where R Had Chance of Getting Hurt (in past year)
W1.BB-3.DrnkFnc02(Short Interview Cases only).How Often Has R Been Under Effects (or After-Effects) of Alcohol at Work, School, Doing Child Care or Where R Had Chance of Getting Hurt (in past year) Note: V2442 is a variable that combines information from V387-V390 into a single variable. Use Respondent Booklet, Page 6 During the past 12 months, how many times have you been under the effects of alcohol or suffering its after- effects while at work or school, while taking care of children, or in a situation which increased your chances of getting hurt - like when driving a car or boat, using knives or guns or machinery, crossing against traffic, climbing or swimming? Would you say never, once or twice, 3-5 times, 6-10 times, 11-20 times, or more than 20 times? N = 785 A. INAPPLICABLE N = 2303 D. DON'T KNOW N = 0 N. NOT ASCERTAINED N = 17
W1.GE-4.DrugDgr.Were you ever under the effects of this substance/any of these substances or feeling its/their after-effects in a situation which increased your chances of getting hurt (in the past 12 months)
W1. GE-4. DrugDgr. Were you ever under the effects of this substance/ any of these substances or feeling its/ their after-effects in a situation which increased your chances of getting hurt (in the past 12 months) Note: V817-V823,V824,V826-V830 and V832 were combined to create V2142 (CIDI Short-Form Drug Dependence Index Score (0-7)) and V2143 (CIDI Short-Form Drug Dependence Index (1=Yes/ 0=No)). During the past 12 months, were you ever under the effects of (this substance/ any of these substances) or feeling (its/ their) after-effects in a situation which increased your chances of getting hurt-like when driving a car or boat, using knives or guns or machinery, crossing against traffic, climbing or swimming? N = 509 A. INAPPLICABLE N = 2595 D. DON'T KNOW N = 1 N. NOT ASCERTAINED N = 0
W1.Index of Number of Volunteer Organizations R is a Member of(out of 9).Imputed
W1. Index of Number of Volunteer Organizations R is a Member of (out of 9). Imputed Note: V637, V641, V645, V649, V653, V657, V661, V665 and V669 were combined to create V2613 (Index of Number of Voluntary Organizations R Is a Member of (out of 9)). Note: Use V2678 to identify cases that were imputed for this index. N = 3105 A. INAPPLICABLE N = 0 D. DON'T KNOW N = 0 N. NOT ASCERTAINED N = 0 V2613 Number of Volunteer Organizations R Is a Member of Index. (out of 9 types of organizations). How index was constructed: The Number of Volunteer Organizations R Is a Member of Index is the sum of the number of 'Yes' (Code=1) responses to being a current member of these 9 types of volunteer organizations: V637 (Service, Civic or Social/ Fraternal Organizations [Elks, Masons, Lions, Rotary Club, League of Women Voters, a local women's club]); V641 (A Group Affiliated with Your Religion [Knights of Columbus, B'Nai B'rith]); V645 (A Local Organization for the Elderly or Senior Citizens); V649 (ALabor Union); V653 (Any Other Organization Associated with Your Work [such as a business or professional organization]); V657 (An Organization Active on Political Issues [such as the environment, abortion, gun control, or an organization active in supporting candidates in elections such as a party organization]); V661 (A Group Concerned with Children or Youth [such as the Girl Scouts, the Boys Club, or a youth sports league]); V665 (A Block Group, Tenant Association or Community Council); and V669 (Any Kind of Neighborhood Watch Program). How imputed: Five cases were missing on only one (of the 9) input items. These cases were given the default imputation ('No') for the missing item, and the number of 'Yes' responses to the remaining items is the score for V2613. One case (V1=2408) was missing on 6 of the input items. The default imputation ('No') was assigned for the missing items, and the number of 'Yes' responses to the remaining items is the score for V2613. The final case (V1=692) was imputed as 0 (zero) for V2613, the modal response category, since this case was missing on all 9 input items.
W1.Index of Number of Organizations R is a Member of or R Gives Time to/ Is Associated with (out of 14).Imputed
W1. Index of Number of Organizations R is a Member of, or R Gives Time to/ Is Associated with (out of 14). Imputed Note: V637, V641, V645, V649, V653, V657, V661, V665 and V669 and V673, V676, V679, V682 and V685 were combined to create V2615 (Index of Number of Voluntary Organizations R Is a Member of or R Gives Time to/ Is Associated With (out of 14)). Note: Use V2680 to identify cases that were imputed for this index. N = 3105 A. INAPPLICABLE N = 0 D. DON'T KNOW N = 0 N. NOT ASCERTAINED N = 0 V2615 Number of Volunteer Organizations R Is a Member of Index, or Gives Time to or Is Associated with. (out of 14 types of organizations). How index was constructed: The Number of Volunteer Organizations R Is a Member of or Gives Time to or Is Associated with Index is the sum of the number of 'Yes' (Code=1) responses to being a current member of the 9 types of volunteer organizations (V637, V641, V645, V649, V653, V657, V661, V665 and V669) and to the 5 organizations R Gives Time To or Is Associated with (V673, V676, V679, V682 and V685): V637 (Service, Civic or Social/ Fraternal Organizations [Elks, Masons, Lions, Rotary Club, League of Women Voters, a local women's club]); V641 (A Group Affiliated with Your Religion [Knights of Columbus, B'Nai B'rith]); V645 (A Local Organization for the Elderly or Senior Citizens); V649 (ALabor Union); V653 (Any Other Organization Associated with Your Work [such as a business or professional organization]); V657 (An Organization Active on Political Issues [such as the environment, abortion, gun control, or an organization active in supporting candidates in elections such as a party organization]); V661 (A Group Concerned with Children or Youth [such as the Girl Scouts, the Boys Club, or a youth sports league]); V665 (A Block Group, Tenant Association or Community Council); and V669 (Any Kind of Neighborhood Watch Program) V673 (Other Charitable Organization that Provides Social Services [such as hospitals, nursing homes, or agencies that provide food, shelter, or other help to those in need]); V676 (An Educational Institution, A Local School, or Your Own School or College, or Some Organization Associated with Education [such as a school alumni association or a school service organization such as the PTA]); V679 (Some Cultural Organization that is Active in Providing Cultural Services to the Public [e.g., a museum, the symphony, or public radio or television]); V682 (Tutoring, Coaching, Mentoring, or Helping Out with After-School Programs for Kids); and V685 (Any Other Organization that I May Have Missed that You Give Time to or Are Associated with). How imputed: Six cases were missing on only one (of the 14) input items. These cases were given the default imputation ('No') for the missing item, and the number of 'Yes' responses to the remaining items is the score for V2615. One case (V1=2408) was missing on 10 of the input items. The default imputation ('No') was assigned for the missing items, and the number of 'Yes' responses to the remaining items is the score for V2615. The final case (V1=692) was imputed as 0 (zero) for V2615, the modal response category, since this case was missing on all 14 input items.

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