Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, Wave III, 1998-1999: [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (ICPSR 4102)

Published: Jan 23, 2007

Principal Investigator(s):
Kyriakos S. Markides, University of Texas Medical Branch



Version V2

This dataset comprises the second 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), and provides information on 1,980 of the original respondents. The Hispanic EPESE collected data on a representative sample of community-dwelling Mexican-American elderly, 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 attempted to determine whether certain risk factors for mortality and morbidity operate differently in Mexican Americans than in non-Hispanic White Americans, African Americans, and other major ethnic groups. The public-use data cover background 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. The 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. The vital status of respondents from baseline to this round of the survey may be determined using the Vital Status file (Part 2). This file contains interview dates from the baseline as well as vital status at Wave III (respondent survived, date of death if deceased, proxy-assisted, proxy-true). 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. Hispanic EPESE, 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).

Markides, Kyriakos S. Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, Wave III, 1998-1999: [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-01-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04102.v2

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (RO1 AG10939)

1998 -- 1999

1998-08 -- 1999-07

Multistage, stratified, probability sample.

Southwestern United States.

personal interviews, questionnaires, and physical assessments

survey data

82.9 percent

Mini Mental Status Exam Scoring (MMSE), Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), ZARIT Caregiver Burden Scale, Performance Oriented Mobility Assessments (POMA's)



2007-01-23 The setup files have been updated.

2006-01-18 File CB4102.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2004-11-05 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 online analysis version with question text.


  • 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.

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This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).