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Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions, Wave 2 2006-2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
PREHCO Wave 2 2006-2007
Puerto Rico
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2002 - 11/2003
Series or system 
Puerto Rican Elderly: Health Conditions (PREHCO)
Data type
  • Exam
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

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. A proxy was interviewed for those wave 1 participants who were deceased or institutionalized at the time of the survey. For wave 2 of PREHCO, 3,891 respondents and 1,260 spouse interviews were successfully completed.

PREHCO data may also be available through Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and the DISC Online Archive of the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Adult mortality, Aged adults, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Amputation, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimotility drugs, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Breast cancer, COPD, Calcium, Cancers, Cataracts, Chemotherapy, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Clinical breast exams, Cognitive assessment, Colon and rectum cancers, Cooking fuels, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Decubitus ulcer, Dengue, Dental care, Diabetes, Digital rectal examinations, Disability, Drug consumption, Edentulism, Education, Electricity, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Falls, Family composition, Glaucoma, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Height, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hepatitis, Hormone replacement therapy, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Housing, Housing materials, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, Income, Incontinence, Infectious diseases, Influenza vaccines, Injuries, Institutionalized population, Insulin, Interventions, Ischemic heart disease, Laboratories, Length of stay, Summary birth history, Limited mobility, Literacy, Living conditions, Loans, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Measles, Medical tests, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Mobility aids, Mortality, Mumps, Neglected tropical diseases, Nonprofits, Occupations, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Pain, Pap smears, Parental survival, Parents, Personal caregivers, Personal health expenditures, Physical therapy, Place of death, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio, Prescriptions, Private social assistance, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Race, Radiation therapy, Religion, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sanitation, Screening mammography, Sexual behavior, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skin cancers, Sleep, Smallpox, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unemployment, Unipolar depressive disorders, Varicella, Vision loss, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, X-rays