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Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions, Wave 1 2002-2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
PREHCO Wave 1 2002-2003
Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2002 - 05/2003
Series or system 
Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Exam
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO) project provides information on the health and wellbeing of adults ages 60 and over residing in the Puerto Rico. Originally conducted as a cross-sectional survey in 2002-2003, PREHCO became longitudinal with the introduction of wave 2, where wave 1 participants completed a follow-up survey. For wave 1 of PREHCO, 4,291 respondents and 1,442 spouse interviews were successfully completed.

PREHCO data may also be available through the DISC Online Archive of the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Aged adults, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Amputation, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimotility drugs, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth place, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Calcium, Cancers, Cataracts, Chemotherapy, Chronic respiratory diseases, Clinical breast exams, Cognitive assessment, Colon and rectum cancers, Complete birth history, Congestion, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dengue, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Domestic migration, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Edentulism, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Falls, Family composition, Glaucoma, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Housing, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Income, Incontinence, Infectious diseases, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Insulin, International migration, Ischemic heart disease, Laboratories, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Living conditions, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Measles, Medical tests, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mumps, Neglected tropical diseases, Occupations, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain, Pap smears, Parental survival, Parents, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Physical therapy, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio, Prescriptions, Private social assistance, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Race, Radiation therapy, Religion, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rose Angina Questionnaire, Sanitation, Schistosomiasis, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skin cancers, Smallpox, Stomach cancer, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unemployment, Unipolar depressive disorders, Varicella, Ventilators, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, X-rays, Diarrheal diseases