Major Measurements Available in HEPESE, MHAS and HRS

VariablesHEPESEMHASHRS
DemographicsAge at interview, date of birth, place of birth, gender, education, marital status, language of interviewAge at interview, date of birth, place of birth, gender, education, marital statusAge at interview, date of birth, place of birth, gender, education, marital status, race/ethnicity
Socio-economicIncome, financial strain, occupationIncome, occupationIncome, occupation
Family and Social supportLiving arrangement, count and talk with family or friends, helpers with ADLs and IADLsLiving arrangement and helpers with ADLs and IADLsLiving arrangement and helpers with ADLs and IADLs
Medical conditionsSelf-reported (hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, cancer, lung disease, dementia, Parkinson disease, fractures, incontinence, falls)Self-reported (hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, cancer, lung disease, fractures, falls)Self-reported (hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, cancer, lung disease, fractures, emotional/psychiatric problems, incontinence, falls)
ImpairmentsVision, hearing, and painVision, hearing, and painVision, hearing, and pain
Health behaviorsSmoking and drinkingSmoking and drinkingSmoking and drinking
AnthropometricWeight, height, waist circumferenceWeight, height, waist circumferenceWeight, height, waist circumference
DepressionCES-D (2)CES-D (2)CES-D (2)
Cognitive functionMMSE (3,4)Verbal memory (immediate and delayed word recall), orientation (month, day of month, year, day of week), verbal fluency, attention, visuoconstruction (picture drawing) and numeracy and numeric ability (backwards counting), and visual memory (recall drawn figures) (5)Verbal memory (immediate and delayed word recall), orientation (month, day of month, year, day of week), numeracy and numeric ability (backwards counting, serial 7s, computation question), vocabulary (name first and second object), and language skills (gives the meaning of given words/sentence) (6,7)
MobilityRosow-Breslau functional health scale (8) and Life Space Mobility (9,10)Nagi scale and the Rosow-Breslau functional health scale (8)Nagi scale and the Rosow-Breslau functional health scale (8, 11)
ADLsKatz Activities of Daily Living scale (12)Katz Activities of Daily Living scale (12)Katz Activities of Daily Living scale (12)
IADLsLawton and Brody Scale (13)Lawton and Brody Scale (13)Lawton and Brody Scale (13)
Physical activities or exercisePASE (14) and self-reportedSelf-reportedSelf-reported
Short Physical Performance BatteryBalance, timed repetitive chairstand, and timed walk test (15)Balance and timed walk test (15)Balance, timed repetitive chairstand, and timed walk test (15)
Health care utilizationInsurance coverage, physician visits, hospitalizations, and nursing homeInsurance coverage, physician visits and hospitalizationsInsurance coverage, physician visits and hospitalizations
DeathNDI and report from relativesReport from relativesNDI and report from relatives
Note: CESD=Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale; MMSE=Mini Mental State Examination; IADL=Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; ADL=Activities of Daily Living; PASE=Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly; NDI=National Death Index

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