Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly (HEPESE) Wave 6, 2006-2007 [Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas] (ICPSR 29654)
Published: Feb 23, 2012
Kyriakos S. Markides, University of Texas-Medical Branch; Laura A. Ray, University of Texas-Medical Branch; Ronald Angel, University of Texas-Austin; David V. Espino, University of Texas-San Antonio. Health Science Center
Hispanic Established Population for the Epidemiological Study of the Elderly (Hispanic EPESE) Series
Hispanic EPESE, 2006-2007
This dataset comprises the fifth 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 6th Wave, 2006-2007, reinterviews were conducted either in person or by proxy, with 921 of the original respondents. This fifth follow-up includes an additional sample of 621 Mexican Americans aged 75 years and over with higher average-levels of education than those of the surviving cohort, increasing the total number of respondents to 1,542. By diversifying the cohort of those aged 75 and older, a better understanding can be gained of the influence of socioeconomic and cultural variations on the lives and health of older Mexican Americans.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Smallest Geographic Unit
2006 -- 2007
Date of Collection
2007-02 -- 2008-02
Data Collection Notes
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 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).
For the variable SHEAR65, the value labels correspond to the questionnaire provided. The variables NOGG7SYS6, AAMED62A, AAMED63, and BB1E6 are found in the codebook but not in the dataset. For the variable WCORR612, all values are set to system missing. A discrepency between the codebook and dataset exists for the following variables: SBP_AVG6, DBP_AVG6, U63M, BB2A6, and HH7C6. Total n for the variable SBP_AVG6 in the codebook is listed as 1272 but should be 1271. Total n for the variable DBP_AVG6 in the codebook is listed as 127 but should be 1270. Variable U53M in the codebook should be listed as U63M. Label(2)Don't Need Help for variable BB2A6 is listed as 1071 but should be 1016. Total n for the variable HH7C6 in the codebook is listed as 1322 but should be 1323.
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.
A consistent decimal precision of two places was used in this dataset to maintain consistency between previous waves of the HEPESE data collection [ICPSR 2851, 3385, 4102, 4314, 25041].
Users of these data should note when doing analyses -- the scales for the following items should be reversed: X6CESD4, X6CESD8, X6CESD12, AND X6CESD16.
This study utilizes a complex, multistage sample design. Please consult the user guide associated with previous waves of this study for further information regarding the sampling methodology.
Adult Mexican Americans aged 75 years and older living in the 5 southwestern United States of Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.
personal interviews with subject or proxy
Mode of Data Collection
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, Wave 5 -- 4th Follow-up: 73.8 percent, and Wave 6 -- 5th Follow-up: 79.29 percent.
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).
Original Release Date
2012-02-23 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.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
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.
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).