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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) RSS

Alternate Title:  Hispanic EPESE, 2004-2005

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Summary:

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.

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  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

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. doi:10.3886/ICPSR25041.v1

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Funding

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

Geographic Coverage:   Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, United States

Time Period:  

  • 2004--2005

Date of Collection:  

  • 2004-06-23--2006-01-07

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.

Methodology

Sample:   complex, multistage

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

Data Source:

personal interviews with subject or proxy

questionnaires

physical assessments

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).

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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