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Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) Project, 2002-2003, 2006-2007

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Palloni, Alberto (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Luisa Davila, Ana (University of Puerto Rico)
  • Sanchez-Ayendez, Melba (University of Puerto Rico)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2013-08-31
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Language
English
Free Keywords
childhood; community health; demographic characteristics; demographic statistics; economic conditions; eldercare; health; health attitudes; health behavior; health care access; health care costs; health care facilities; health care services; health problems; health services utilization; health status; household composition; income; medical care; medicine; older adults
Description
  • Abstract

    The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) study investigates issues affecting the elderly (individuals over 60 years of age) population in Puerto Rico: health status, housing arrangements, functional status, transfers, labor history, migration, income, childhood characteristics, health insurance, use of health services, marital history, mistreat, sexuality, etc. It is an island-wide, longitudinal sample survey of target individuals and their spouses with two waves of data collection: 2002-2003 and 2006-2007.
  • Abstract

    The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) project provides quality data for researchers and policy makers regarding issues affecting the elderly population in Puerto Rico.
  • Abstract

    The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) Project was initially designed as a cross sectional survey of the non-institutionalized population of adults over 60 years of age using a multistage probabilistic sample of Puerto Rico (2002-2003). Family units within each household, in which there was at least one elderly adult, were placed in the following categories and later interviewed: family units composed of one unmarried person or a person living alone; family units composed of a couple with both people aged 60 or older; and family units composed of a couple with one person aged 60 or older. In the first phase of the PREHCO project, 4,291 elderly persons 60 years or older and 1,442 spouses were interviewed (1,042 of the latter being 60 years or older). A second wave of the project (2006-2007) converted PREHCO in a longitudinal study. In the second wave, those same participants were asked to do a follow-up survey, in which 3,891 target interviews and 1,260 spouse interviews were completed. The deceased and institutionalized participants were also interviewed using a proxy.
  • Abstract

    The PREHCO study contains numerous variables on dimensions such as health status, housing arrangements, functional status, transfers, labor history, migration, income, childhood characteristics, health insurance, use of health services, marital history. Please reference the codebook and questionnaires for more detailed information.
  • Methods

    Weighting factors are included in Parts 5 and 6 of the collection.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 93 percent (Wave I Data); 90 percent (Wave II Data)
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Wave I Data
    • DS2: Wave I Interviewees and Spouses Combined Data
    • DS3: Wave I Age of Spouses Data
    • DS4: Wave II Data
    • DS5: Weighting Factor for Wave I Data
    • DS6: Weighting Factor for Wave II Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002 / 2007
    Time period: 2002--2007
  • 2002-05 / 2003-05
    Collection date: 2002-05--2003-05
  • 2006-06 / 2007-11
    Collection date: 2006-06--2007-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Individuals over 60 years of age and their spouses in Puerto Rico, excluding the resident populations of the island municipalities of Culebra and Vieques. Smallest Geographic Unit: census tract
Sampling
The data were collected using a multistage probabilistic sample of Puerto Rico. Following the 2000 United States Census Bureau of Population and Housing of Puerto Rico, block groups or units corresponding to geographic division of municipalities were created. These blocks were then divided or joined into sections of 90 households. Within each section, all households and the baseline data for adults over 60 years of age were collected to determine which households could be interviewed. All households with elderly adults were then selected. A family unit could be any of the following: (a) one unmarried person or a person living alone, (b) a couple with both people age 60 or older, or (c) a couple with one person age 60 or older. A household could have one or more family unit; all units were included in the survey. When the family unit consisted of two elderly adults, one target or individual participating in the survey was selected from this couple. The study incorporated criteria to underscore the population 80 years or older, that is, to favor adults age 80 and over and within this group, men, when selecting the target in a family unit within each household in a random manner with equal probabilities. Then the units of analysis were all elderly adults who lived in the selected households, favoring men age 80 and older as targets and women age 80 and older, when the women were not spouses of men age 80 and older. Spouses of any age were also interviewed by means of a reduced questionnaire. Those spouses being 60 or older were also measured.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), cognitive assessment test, face-to-face interview

    Additional information regarding the PREHCO study can be found on the PREHCO website.

Note
2013-09-13 Added additional PIs to Metadata. Updated Metadata. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (RO1 AG1620901A2).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34596 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34596.v1
Publications
  • Aguilar, Maria L., Psoter, Walter J., Montero, Mauricio, Milord, Fabiola, Joshipura, Kaumudi J.. The quality of removable prostheses in dentate, community-dwelling elderly residing in Puerto Rico. Journal of Prosthodontics.22, (7), 556-560.2013.
    • ID: 10.1111/jopr.12025 (DOI)
  • Palloni, Alberto, Souza, Laetícia. The fragility of the future and the tug of the past: Longevity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Demographic Research.29, (21), 543-577.2013.
    • ID: 10.4054/DemRes.2013.29.21 (DOI)
  • Palloni, Alberto, Thomas, Jason R. Estimation of covariate effects with current status data and differential mortality. Demography.50, (2), 521-544.2013.
    • ID: 10.1007/s13524-012-0160-6 (DOI)
  • McEniry, Mary. Infant mortality, season of birth and the health of older Puerto Rican adults. Social Science and Medicine.72, (6), 1004-1015.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.08.026 (DOI)
  • McEniry, Mary, Palloni, Alberto. Early life exposures and the occurrence and timing of heart disease among the older adult Puerto Rican population. Demography.47, (1), 23-43.2010.
  • McEniry, Mary, Palloni, Alberto, Dávila, Ana Luisa, Gurucharri, Alberto García. Early life exposure to poor nutrition and infectious diseases and its effects on the health of older Puerto Rican adults. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.63B, (6), S337-S348.2008.
  • Palloni, Alberto, McEniry, Mary, Dávila, Ana Luisa, Alberto García Gurucharri. The influence of early conditions on health status among elderly Puerto Ricans. Social Biology.52, (3-4), 132-163.2005.
    • ID: 10.1080/19485565.2005.9989106 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Palloni, Alberto; Luisa Davila, Ana; Sanchez-Ayendez, Melba (2013): Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) Project, 2002-2003, 2006-2007. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34596