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Study Report

Study Number: QM-504-002-2-2-Preuto Rico-CDHA-2006

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Puerto Rican elderly: health conditions (PREHCO) wave 2, 2006-2007 [BADGIR edition].  [machine-readable data file] / Palloni, Alberto  [principal investigator(s)] / Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin - Madison  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: PREHCO2

Date Accessioned: 11/11/2010

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: BADGIR edition of PREHCO2 was created by Andrew Hanson. He marked up the metadata for the SPSS sav data file. PREHCO2 was available from BADGIR system on October 31, 2008. To access the PRECHO2 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 PREHCO2 data December 7, 2009 release is published in BADGIR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 11/3/2010

Documentation: Introduction to codebook, codebook, interviewer's handbook, questionnaire, procedure for tracking PREHCO1 participants, brochure for participants, and errors and limitations in data. They are in PDF format. Most of these documents are in Spanish. These doucments are also available from PREHCO proejct website.

Abstract: PREHCO2 interviewed survivors of the sample interviewed in PREHCO1. It collected information on changes in health, functional limitations, depression, cognition and mortality as well as on family and residential arrangement transitions, familial and non familial transfers, fluctuations in income and assets and, finally, labor force status changes. It has 4,291 cases and 2,766 variables. PREHCO data provides a rich source to examine these areas of research: 1. investigation of uniformly high age and sex-specific prevalence of obesity and self-reported diabetes (type II); 2. investigation of race differentials in measures of health and functional status, 3. assessment of conjectures posing a relation between health and functional limitations of older cohorts and their early childhood experiences of malnutrition and disease; 4. health, functional status and mortality differentials across socioeconomic levels and among individuals with and without migrant experiences in the US. PREHCO 2 presents some significant differences from PREHCO 1. Its questionnaire was adapted to PREHCO 1 data, experimental section E of the questionnaire (Cantrill Scale) was dropped, the experimental symptoms sub-section of the Health section (Section G) was dropped as well, section H (Childhood Conditions) was repeated to evaluated the accuracy and conditionings of remote information provided by the respondents, Section O on Migration was improved, the mistreat section was deleted because of the poor results obtained in PREHCO 1, a number of anthropometric measures and physical efficiency tests were added to those in PREHCO 1, and a new Caregivers Section was added. For those PREHCO 1 participants who died or were institutionalized in the inter-wave period a small versions of the PREHCO 2 questionnaire were answered by their proxies.

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