Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, 1993-1994: [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (ICPSR 02851)

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


The Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) was modeled after the design of the 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 Hispanic EPESE collected baseline data beginning in September 1993 through June 1994 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 study 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 baseline 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.

Series: Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) Series

Access Notes

  • 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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Study Description


Markides, Kyriakos S. Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly, 1993-1994: [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas]. ICPSR02851-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-12-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02851.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02851.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (RO1 AG10939-01)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    birth rates, dental health, depression (psychology), disabilities, health behavior, health status, Hispanic or Latino Americans, hospitalization, income, long term care, marital status, mental health, Mexican Americans, mortality rates, nursing homes, older adults, risk factors

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

Time Period:   

  • 1993--1994

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-09--1994-06

Universe:    All noninstitutionalized Mexican-American persons 65 years of age and older in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

Data Type(s):    clinical data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The SAS transport file was created using the SAS XPORT engine.


Sample:    Multistage, stratified, probability sample

Data Source:

personal interviews, questionnaires, and physical assessments

Presence of Common Scales:    MMSE CES-D

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.


Original ICPSR Release:   2000-08-04

Version History:

  • 2009-12-14 Data file and setup files have been updated.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 2003-08-07 An additional co-investigator has been added to Chapter Two of the Resource Book of the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly.
  • 2003-06-19 The Resource Book of the Hispanic Established Populations for the Studies of the Elderly, containing the List of Publications and Manuscripts from the Hispanic EPESE in Portable Document Format (PDF), has been added as Part 2.

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