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Study Report

Study Number: QM-504-001-2-2-Puerto Rico-CDHA-2006

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: PRECHO1, 2002-2003 [BADGIR editon].  [machine-readable data file] / Palloni, Alberto  [principal investigator(s)] / Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin - Madison  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: PREHCO1

Date Accessioned: 11/11/2010

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: BADGIR edition of PREHCO1 was created by Andrew Hanson. He marked up the metadata for the SPSS sav file. PREHCO1 was available from BADGIR system on October 31, 2008. To access the PRECHO1 data and documents, visit BADGIR site. Users need to fill out a simple registration form first before they can download the data from the BADGIR site. To learn more about PREHCO project, visit this website. Most of its contents is in Spanish. 11/2010 PREHCO1 data May 12, 2009 release is available in BADGIR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 11/3/2010

Documentation: Introduction to codebook, codebook, methodology report, questionnaires, structure and organization of the roster in the database, enumerator's handbook, interviewer's handbook, sample description, use of GPS in PREHCO, anthropometric and mobility testing procedures and other reports. They are in PDF format. Most of these documents are in Spanish. These documents have been added to the BADGIR system for easy access. These documents are also available from PREHCO project website.

Abstract: The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) project provides quality data for researchers and policy makers about issues affecting the elderly population in Puerto Rico. Its topics include self-reported health conditions, physical and mental impairment, housing arrangements, functional status, transfers, labor history, migration, income, childhood conditions, health insurance and use of health services, marital history, mistreat, sexuality, etc. The first wave of the PREHCO Project investigated the characteristics of older non-institutionalized adults (aged 60+) in Puerto Rico through an island-wide, cross-sectional sample survey of target individuals and their spouses. The resident populations of the island municipalities of Culebra and Vieques were excluded from the sample due to the organization of the survey and the availability of resources. This first round of data was collected between May 2002 and May 2003. PRECHO1 has 2,167 variables and 4,291 cases. PREHCO is unique in these five areas of innovation: (1) the design and test of a new tool for assessing cognition among Spanish speaking elderly of low levels of education, (2) a symptoms section to assess the validity of selected self reported conditions, (3) a modification of the Cantrill's Ladder Scale, (4) protocols for physical measurements to assess current, as well as past, conditions, and (5) the use of GIS and GPS in the fieldwork supervision and to geocoding the survey data.

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