Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 8, 2012-2013 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (ICPSR 36578)
Principal Investigator(s): Markides, Kyriakos S., University of Texas-Medical Branch; Chen, Nai-Wei, University of Texas-Medical Branch; Angel, Ronald, University of Texas-Austin; Palmer, Raymond, University of Texas-San Antonio, Health Science Center
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 Wave 8 dataset comprises the seventh 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 public-use data cover demographic characteristics (age, sex, marital status), height, weight, BMI, social and physical functioning, chronic conditions, related health problems, health habits, self-reported use of 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 8th Wave, 2012-2013, re-interviews were conducted either in person or by proxy, with 452 of the original respondents. This Wave also includes 292 re-interviews from the additional sample of Mexican Americans aged 75 years and over with higher average-levels of education than those of the surviving cohort who were added in Wave 5, increasing the total number of respondents to 744.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Markides, Kyriakos S., Nai-Wei Chen, Ronald Angel, and Raymond Palmer. Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 8, 2012-2013 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas]. ICPSR36578-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-11-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36578.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36578.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (R01 AG010939)
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
The Resource Book, vital status, and other supporting material for the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly may be obtained from earlier Hispanic EPESE collections (i.e., ICPSR 2851, 3385, 4102, 4314).
The ID Variable Q_NO is present in all waves of the Hispanic EPESE collections.
Study Purpose: 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.
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).
Sample: This study utilizes a complex, multistage sample design. 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. The fourth follow-up (Hispanic EPESE Wave V [ICPSR 25041]) followed 1,167 of the original respondents. The fifth follow-up (Hispanic EPESE Wave VI [ICPSR 29654]) followed 921 of the original respondents. The sixth follow-up (Hispanic EPESEWave VII [ICPSR 36537]) includes 659 of the original respondents. This seventh follow-up (Hispanic EPESE Wave VIII) includes 452 of the original respondents.
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:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: ICPSR anonymized responses in the string variable NFRAC84 to prevent disclosure risk and protect respondent anonymity
Original ICPSR Release: 2016-10-25
- 2016-11-23 This collection has been fully processed by ICPSR. Value labels are added to the datasets. STATA files are provided in the update release.
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