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Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos

Name Label Folder
accult_mesa
Acculturation Score - MESA
Acculturation Score - MESA

This is a summary acculturation score based on nativity, language spoken at home, and years of residence in the U.S. It is defined as the sum of nativity subscore and language subscore.

Acculturation
age_immi
Age of immigration among participants who were not born in US mainland (50 US States + DC)
Age of immigration among participants who were not born in US mainland (50 US States + DC)

The age of immigration is defined as if participant was not born in the US 50 states, then the age of immigration is equal to the participant's age minus years lived in the US or if participant was born in the US 50 states, then the age of immigration is equal to missing.

Acculturation
bkgrd1
Background with Other reclassified
Background with Other reclassified

The self-identification with a Hispanic/Latino cultural group allowed for selection of an 'other' designation. This variable groups the test responses of 'other' for variations of 'Dominican' so that undercounts do not occur for that group.

Acculturation
bkgrd1_c6
Background with Other reclassified (collapsed categories)
Background with Other reclassified (collapsed categories)

Variable collapses 'Central' and 'South American' categories into one group and the 'Other' and 'More than one heritage' categories into one group.

Acculturation
bkgrd1_c7
7-level re-classification of Hispanic/Latino Background
7-level re-classification of Hispanic/Latino Background

Variable combined 'Other' and 'More than one heritage' categories into one group.

Acculturation
ethis
Ethnic identity score
Ethnic identity score

Variable indicates the degree of ethnic identity.

Acculturation
imgen_c2
Immigrant generation (2 categories)
Immigrant generation (2 categories)

This variable determines the participants immigrant generation status based on a combination of the country of origin of the participant, maternal and paternal parents, and/or the maternal and paternal grandparents.

Acculturation
imgen_c4
Immigrant generation (4 categories)
Immigrant generation (4 categories)

This variable determines the participant's immigrant generation status based on a combination of the country of origin of the participant, maternal and paternal parents, and/or the maternal and paternal grandparents.

Acculturation
lang_pref
Language preference
Language preference

This variable determines which language was preferred to be used for the baseline examination.

Acculturation
language_subscore_mesa
Language Subscore - MESA
Language Subscore - MESA

This is a language subscore of the acculturation score similar to the one used in MESA.

Acculturation
nativity_subscore_mesa
Nativity Subscore - MESA
Nativity Subscore - MESA

This is a nativity subscore of the acculturation score similar to the one used in MESA.

Acculturation
race
Race Group (self-report)
Race Group (self-report)

The self-identification with a race group.

Acculturation
sash_lang
Short acculturation scale for Hispanics-language subscale
Short acculturation scale for Hispanics-language subscale

This variable indicates the degree of language acculturation.

Acculturation
sash_soc
SASH ethic social relations subscale
SASH ethic social relations subscale

This variable indicates the degree of social acculturation.

Acculturation
site_bkgrd
Cross-Classification of Center and Hispanic/Latino Background
Cross-Classification of Center and Hispanic/Latino Background

This variable is the self-identification with a Hispanic/Latino cultural group crossed by field center.

Acculturation
site_bkgrd_45plus
Cross-Classification of Center and Hispanic Latino Background, 45+ Years Only
Cross-Classification of Center and Hispanic Latino Background, 45+ Years Only

This variable is the self-identification with a Hispanic/Latino cultural group, based on a sub-cohort of participants 45+ years old, crossed by field center and grouped into categories.

Acculturation
us_born
Born in mainland US (50 States + DC)
Born in mainland US (50 States + DC)

This variable groups the place of birth of the participant to the United States (50 states only) or other place of birth.

Acculturation
us_native
US Born (including territories)
US Born (including territories)

This variable groups the place of birth of the participant to the United States (50 states and US territories which includes Puerto-Rico, Guam, and Virgin Islands) or other place of birth.

Acculturation
yrsus
Years lived in US
Years lived in US

This variable defines years lived in the US as if the participant was not born in the US, then the years lived in the US is equal to the response of PIEA7 or if participant was born in the US, then the years lived in the US is equal to the participant's age.

Acculturation
yrsus_c2
2-level grouped years lived in the US (50 States)
2-level grouped years lived in the US (50 States)

This variable is grouped and defined as living less than 10 years in the US or living 10 years or more in the US.

Acculturation