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Spanish Town, Kingston Data

Abstract

The Spanish Town arm of the International Study of Hypertension in Blacks interviewed a representative sample of 2635 community-based adults aged 24 to 75 years old between 1993 and 2001, 1081 males and 1554 females. The cluster sampling technique based on probability proportionate to size was used to select participants from households within 83 of 219 enumeration districts. The main purpose of the study was to begin to provide estimates of the prevalence of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors in free-living human beings of African origin in the Caribbean and to determine correlates of these risk factors. On the advice of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Spanish Town was selected as the Jamaican site for the study as it has the typical demographic profile of urban Jamaica. In response to items on an interviewer-administered questionnaire, participants in the study provided demographic data as well as data on anthropometry and biomedical measures, medical, social and family history. They also provided venous blood which was used to measure fasting glucose, 2-hour post-prandial glucose, low density lipoproteins (LDL), high density lipoproteins (HDL), triglycerides and total cholesterol. Anthropometric measurements obtained were height, weight, hip circumference and waist circumference.

Overview

Welcome to the Spanish Town arm of the International Study of Hypertension in Blacks. This study was commissioned by the Tropical Medicine Research Institute in Jamaica  in collaboration with Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University, Chicago, USA. The dataset is archived by the US Caribbean Health Disparities Research E-platform.

Country Jamaica
Title International Collaborative Study of Hypertension in Blacks – Spanish Town Study
Abbreviation SpanishTown_ICSHIB_1993to1998_v1
Survey Type Community based survey
Series Information This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors in free-living human beings of African origin living in Spanish Town, Jamaica; Maywood, Illinois, USA; and Nigeria.
ID Number TMRI-ICSHIB-SpTn-1993-v01
Version Description Version 2.0
Kind of Data Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis Free-living adults aged 25-74 years-old in Spanish Town, Jamaica



Keywords

Cardiovascular disease, Risk factor, Hypertension, Diabetes, socio-demographic history

Topic Classifications

Demographics
Medical History
Tobacco Use
Alcohol Use
Socio-cultural data - Make-up of Family, Occupation
Possessions
Source of Information/ Use of Media
Social Support
Glucose Tolerance Test
Body Measurements
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Diabetes – Family and Personal History
Pulse and Blood Pressure Measurements

Data Dictionary

Breakdown of Variable Variable Name Variable label name Storage Type  Variable Type (ISO) Non-Missing values Missing values Format Comment
date Date of Interview long numeric 443 2192 %dD_m_Y
dateate Date  on which participant last ate long numeric 1153 1482 %dD_m_Y
blddate Date blood sample was taken long numeric 1147 1488 %dD_m_Y
fastglu Fasting glucose measurement (mmol/l) float numeric 2452 183 %9.0g
id Participant Id str4 (string, 4 characters) text 2635 0 %4s
intid Interviewer ID float numeric 2467 168 %9.0g
dexamdy Interview (Exam) date - day of month float numeric 2635 0 %9.0g
dexammo Interview (Exam) date - month of year float numeric 2635 0 %9.0g
dexamyr Interview (Exam) date - year of interview float numeric 2635 0 %9.0g
sexam Site of Interview (Exam)   float numeric 2599 36 %9.0g
race Participant's observed race float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
sex Sex of Respondent   float numeric 2635 0 %9.0g
partrac Participant's  race (self-reported) float numeric 2625 10 %9.0g
partmix Specified race mixture - participant (self reported) float numeric 188 2447 %9.0g
mgmrac Participant's (self reported) maternal grand mother's race float numeric 2621 14 %9.0g
mgmix Specified  race mixtre of  maternal grand mother of participant (self reported) float numeric 180 2455 %9.0g
mgfrac Participant's (self reported) maternal grand father's race float numeric 2621 14 %9.0g
mgfmix Specified  race mixture of maternal grand father of participant (self reported) float numeric 121 2514 %9.0g
pgmrac Participant's (self reported) paternal grand mother's race float numeric 2620 15 %9.0g
pgmix Specified  race mixture of  paternal  grand mother of participant (self reported) float numeric 135 2500 %9.0g
pgfrac Participant's (self reported) paternal grand father's race float numeric 2619 16 %9.0g
pgfmix Specified  race mixture of  paternal  grand father of participant (self reported) float numeric 91 2544 %9.0g
bdatedy Participant's birth day float numeric 2602 33 %9.0g
bdatemo Participant's birth month float numeric 2623 12 %9.0g
bdateyr Participant's year float numeric 2626 9 %9.0g
age Participant's calculated age float numeric 2600 35 %9.0g
preg Participant currently pregnant float numeric 1531 1104 %9.0g
urin Participant to have 24 hour urine sample float numeric 2405 230 %9.0g
nutr Participant to have nutrition questionnaire float numeric 0 2635 %9.0g
othbld Participant to have other blood test float numeric 2547 88 %9.0g
chf Suffered congestive heart failure (self report) float numeric 2630 5 %9.0g
chfa Partcipant's age at first heart failure float numeric 16 2619 %9.0g
strk Suffered stroke (self-report) float numeric 2631 4 %9.0g
strka Partcipant's age at first stroke float numeric 37 2598 %9.0g
hrt Suffered heart attack (self report) float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
hrta Partcipant's age at first heart attack float numeric 10 2625 %9.0g
hrtgm Grandmother told by health professional she had a heart attack before the age 50 float numeric 2629 6 %9.0g
hrtgf Participant grandfather told by a health professional he had a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 2627 8 %9.0g
hrtmom Participant mother told by health professional that she had with a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 2627 8 %9.0g
hrtchild Participant children told by health professional that s(he) had with a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 2559 76 %9.0g
hrtdad Participant father told by health professional that s(he) had with a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 2619 16 %9.0g
hrtsis Participant sister told by health professional that she had with a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 2613 22 %9.0g
hrtbro Participant brother told by health professional that he  had with a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 2618 17 %9.0g
hrtoth Participant other family told by health professional that s(he) had with a heart attack before the age of 50 float numeric 13 2622 %9.0g
hbpgm Participant grandmother told by health professional that she had with high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 2611 24 %9.0g
hbpgf Participant grandfather told by health professional that he had with high blood pressurebefore the age of 50 float numeric 2612 23 %9.0g
hbpmom Participant mother told by health professional that he had with high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 2567 68 %9.0g
hbpchild Participant children told by health professional that s(he) had with high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 2532 103 %9.0g
hbpdad Participant father told by health professional that he had with high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 2602 33 %9.0g
hbpsis Participant sister told by health professional that he had with high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 2600 35 %9.0g
hbpbro Participant brother told by health professional that he had with a high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 2593 42 %9.0g
hbpoth Participant other family members told by health professional that s(he) had with high blood pressure before the age of 50 float numeric 137 2498 %9.0g
stkgm Participant grandmother told by health professional that she had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2610 25 %9.0g
stkgf Participant grandfather told by health professional that he had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2619 16 %9.0g
stkmom Participant mother told by health professional that she had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2600 35 %9.0g
stkchild Participant child told by health professional that s(he) had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2562 73 %9.0g
stkdad Participant father told by health professional that he had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2616 19 %9.0g
stksis Participant sister told by health professional that she had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2617 18 %9.0g
stkbro Participant brother told by health professional that he had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 2619 16 %9.0g
stkoth Participant other familly members told by health professional that s(he) had with a stroke before the age of 50 float numeric 51 2584 %9.0g
bp Last time blood pressure was measured float numeric 2630 5 %9.0g
hbp Participant told by health professional s/he has high blood pressure (HBP) float numeric 2605 30 %9.0g
pmed Taken prescribed medicine for High blood pressure float numeric 757 1878 %9.0g
tpmed Participant currently on mediciation for high blood pressure float numeric 659 1976 %9.0g
wght Participant informed by a medical professional to lose weight post HBP diagnosis float numeric 744 1891 %9.0g
cwght Participant currently watching and losing weight post HBP diagnosis float numeric 292 2343 %9.0g
salt Informed by medical professional to reduce salt in take float numeric 750 1885 %9.0g
lsalt Participant now using less salt because of HBP float numeric 518 2117 %9.0g
exerc Informed by medical professional to exercise more post HBP diagnosis float numeric 739 1896 %9.0g
mexerc Exercising more since been diagnosed with high blood pressure (Hbp) from medical practioner  float numeric 265 2370 %9.0g
alch Informed by medical professional to reduce alcohol consumption post HBP diagnosis float numeric 650 1985 %9.0g
ralch Participant currently reducing alcohol intake post HBP diagnosis float numeric 164 2471 %9.0g
med1 Participant's first prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 785 1850 %9.0g
takmed1 length of time taking first medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 780 1855 %9.0g
med1dmy length of time taking first medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) in days, month and years float numeric 769 1866 %9.0g
med2 length of time taking second medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 274 2361 %9.0g
takmed2 Participant's second  prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 271 2364 %9.0g
med2dmy length of time taking second medication and alternative medicinces for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 269 2366 %9.0g
med3 length of time taking third medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 103 2532 %9.0g
takmed3 Participant's third  prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 101 2534 %9.0g
med3dmy length of time taking third medication and alternative medicinces for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 98 2537 %9.0g
med4 length of time taking fourth medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 23 2612 %9.0g
takmed4 Participant's third  prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 23 2612 %9.0g
med4dmy length of time taking third medication and alternative medicinces for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 22 2613 %9.0g
med5 length of time taking fifth medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 6 2629 %9.0g
takmed5 Participant's fifth  prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 6 2629 %9.0g
med5dmy length of time taking fifth medication and alternative medicinces for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 6 2629 %9.0g
med6 length of time taking sixth medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 4 2631 %9.0g
takmed6 Participant's sixth  prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 4 2631 %9.0g
med6dmy length of time taking sixth medication and alternative medicinces for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 4 2631 %9.0g
med7 length of time taking seventh medication for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 1 2634 %9.0g
takmed7 Participant's seventh  prescribed and alternative medicines used in the management of  HBP float numeric 2 2633 %9.0g
med7dmy length of time seventh sixth medication and alternative medicinces for high blood pressure (Hbp) float numeric 1 2634 %9.0g
fempil Female participant self reported being on hormone pills float numeric 1472 1163 %9.0g
cig Participant reported smoking more than 100 cigarettes float numeric 2629 6 %9.0g
cigage Participant start age in consuming cigarettes regulary float numeric 877 1758 %9.0g
cignow Participant smokes currently float numeric 908 1727 %9.0g
cigday Participant's current quantity of cigarettes smokes per day float numeric 549 2086 %9.0g
cigyr Length of time in years participant has been smoking the amount of cigarettes indicated previously float numeric 506 2129 %9.0g
cigstage Age of participant when s/he stopped smoking regularly float numeric 336 2299 %9.0g
cigpast Participant smokes currently float numeric 340 2295 %9.0g
alcohl Had more than 12 drinks in the past 12 months  float numeric 2628 7 %9.0g
alchwk Participant's  average daily alcoholic consumption (self reported) per year float numeric 610 2025 %9.0g
alchmo Participant's  average monthly alcoholic consumption (self reported) per year float numeric 351 2284 %9.0g
beer Quantity of beer consumed per day (self reprted) float numeric 874 1761 %9.0g
stout Quantity of beer consumed per day (self reprted) float numeric 811 1824 %9.0g
wine Quantity of wine consumed per day (self  reported) float numeric 743 1892 %9.0g
drink Quantity of wine consumed per day (self  reported) float numeric 757 1878 %9.0g
alchpast Participant consumption of 12 or more alcoholic beverage in the past year float numeric 1730 905 %9.0g
alchstop How long since participant stop drinking in years  float numeric 460 2175 %9.0g
alchnum Quantity of wine consumed per day (self  reported) float numeric 466 2169 %9.0g
marital marital status float numeric 2627 8 %9.0g
educat Highest Level of education float numeric 2629 6 %9.0g
pubpri Type of school attended  float numeric 2570 65 %9.0g
occu Participant's occupation float numeric 2628 7 %9.0g
occode Participant's occupation category float numeric 2613 22 %9.0g
employ Participant is currently employed float numeric 2379 256 %9.0g
lmowork Last month  employed by participant float numeric 532 2103 %9.0g
lyrwork last year employed by participant float numeric 879 1756 %9.0g
income Participant's total monthly income float numeric 2413 222 %9.0g
famincm Participan't total family income float numeric 2456 179 %9.0g
fampart Are there other household members eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 2614 21 %9.0g
relmem1 First next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 1948 687 %9.0g
relmem2 Second next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 668 1967 %9.0g
relmem3 Third next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 275 2360 %9.0g
relmem4 Fourth next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 124 2511 %9.0g
relmem5 Fifth next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 75 2560 %9.0g
relmem6 Sixth next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 59 2576 %9.0g
relmem7 Seventh next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 53 2582 %9.0g
relmem8 Eight next of kin to participant eligible to participate in the survey float numeric 49 2586 %9.0g
dibint Interviwer number for diabteses section float numeric 2623 12 %9.0g
diabetes Blood relatives with diabetes (selfreported)  float numeric 2624 11 %9.0g
dibmem1 Participant's first family member  diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 973 1662 %9.0g
mem1num Participant's first family member - number  diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 299 2336 %9.0g
dibmem2 Participant's second family member diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 335 2300 %9.0g
mem2num Participant's second family member -  number  diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 177 2458 %9.0g
dibmem3 Participant's third family member diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 125 2510 %9.0g
mem3num Participant's third family member - number  diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 65 2570 %9.0g
dibmem4 Participant's fourth family member diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 70 2565 %9.0g
mem4num Participant's fourth family member -number  diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 27 2608 %9.0g
dibmem5 Participant's fifth family member diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 41 2594 %9.0g
mem5num Participant's fifth family member - number  diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 3 2632 %9.0g
diab Blood relatives with diabetes (selfreported)  float numeric 2620 15 %9.0g
diabage Age at which participant was diagnosed with diabetes float numeric 244 2391 %9.0g
ormed Participant Informed to take prescribed oral medication for diabetes diagnosis float numeric 253 2382 %9.0g
tormed Participant currently on mediciation for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 209 2426 %9.0g
insn informed to take insulin for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 251 2384 %9.0g
tinsn Participant currently on insulin for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 51 2584 %9.0g
diet Participant informed to start special diet  for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 250 2385 %9.0g
ondiet Participant currently on special diet  for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 149 2486 %9.0g
dwght Participant informed to control weight  for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 247 2388 %9.0g
dcwght Participant currently controling or losing weight  for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 127 2508 %9.0g
else Participant informed to do alternative treatment  diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 185 2450 %9.0g
doelse Participant currently practicing alternative treatment  for diabetes post diagnosis float numeric 15 2620 %9.0g
dspelse Participant's self reported alternative treatment float numeric 100 2535 %9.0g
docdiab Last time visited doctor for diabetes test float numeric 251 2384 %9.0g
bpmeas Interviwer number for Blood Pressure section float numeric 0 2635 %9.0g
food Participant consumed food in the past 30 minutes (self reported) float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
alcohol Participant consumed alcohol in the past 30 minutes (self reported) float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
coff Participant consumed  coffe in the past 30 minutes (self reported) float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
cigr Participant smoked cigarettes  the past 30 minutes (self reported) float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
armcir Participant's Arm circumference float numeric 2626 9 %9.0g
cuff Participant cuff size float numeric 2611 24 %9.0g
arm Arm selected for blood pressure test float numeric 2629 6 %9.0g
pulse1 Participant's first pulse rate for blood pressure test after 30 seconds float numeric 2631 4 %9.0g
pulreg Participant's pulse regular float numeric 2621 14 %9.0g
pop Participant's Pulse Obliteration Pressure (P0P) float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
mil Participant's Maximum inflation level float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
bpref Participant's blood pressure not done either due to refusal or wasn't done float numeric 150 2485 %9.0g
sbp1 Particiapnt's first SBP measurement float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
dbp1 Partcipant's first DBP measurement float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
pulse2 Participant's second pulse rate for blood pressure test after 30 seconds float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
sbp2 Particiapnt's second SBP measurement float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
dbp2 Partcipant's second DBP measurement float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
pulse3 Participant's third pulse rate for blood pressure test after 30 seconds float numeric 2632 3 %9.0g
sbp3 Particiapnt's second SBP measurement float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
dbp3 Partcipant's second DBP measurement float numeric 2633 2 %9.0g
bid Interviwer number for bioelectrical section float numeric 2593 42 %9.0g
bptemp Participan't Blood pressure for BIA float numeric 2370 265 %9.0g
bmmeas Interviewer id number for body measurements section float numeric 2628 7 %9.0g
weight Participant's weight in pounds float numeric 2625 10 %9.0g
scaleid Participant scale identification number float numeric 2610 25 %9.0g
height Participant's height in cm float numeric 2623 12 %9.0g
wst1 Participant's first weight circumference in cm float numeric 2627 8 %9.0g
wst2 Participant's second weight circumference in cm float numeric 2628 7 %9.0g
wst3 Participant's third weight circumference in cm float numeric 158 2477 %9.0g
wstclth Piece of participant's clothing removed for waist circumference measurement to be retaken float numeric 2615 20 %9.0g
hip1 Participant's first buttocks circumference in cm float numeric 2627 8 %9.0g
hip2 Participant's second buttocks circumference in cm float numeric 2623 12 %9.0g
hip3 Participant's third buttocks circumference in cm float numeric 151 2484 %9.0g
hipclth Piece of participant's clothing removed for buttocks  circumference measurement to be retaken float numeric 2599 36 %9.0g
thkub Participant's thickness of upper body covering float numeric 2577 58 %9.0g
thklb Participant's thickness of lower body covering float numeric 2578 57 %9.0g
alchfre float numeric 2634 1 %9.0g
bmi Participant's body mass index float numeric 2597 38 %9.0g
rage Reported age float numeric 1931 704 %9.0g
examdate Date of exam long numeric 2611 24 %dD_m_Y
aage Age float numeric 1436 1199 %9.0g
site float numeric 2096 539 %9.0g
sbp Average second and third sbp measurements float numeric 2609 26 %9.0g
dbp Average second and third dbp measurements float numeric 2608 27 %9.0g
pulse Average pulse rate measurements float numeric 2572 63 %9.0g
hip Average of two and closest  hip measurements float numeric 2605 30 %9.0g
waist Average of two and closest  hip measurements float numeric 2606 29 %9.0g
biaid Interviwer id for glucose tolerance section float numeric 423 2212 %9.0g
bia1 Participant's blood pressure just taken for bia float numeric 1038 1597 %9.0g
standing Participant's stance when taking Bia Measurement float numeric 799 1836 %9.0g
resis1 Participant's first Resistance (ohms) float numeric 1503 1132 %9.0g
react1 Participant's first Reactance (ohms) float numeric 1503 1132 %9.0g
resis2 Participant's second Resistance (ohms) float numeric 1500 1135 %9.0g
react2 Participant's second Reactance (ohms) float numeric 1501 1134 %9.0g
mi Middle initial str12 numeric 136 2499 %12s
timeate Last time participant ate float numeric 2435 200 %8.0g
ampm Time of day that participant last ate float numeric 697 1938 %9.0g
ampm1 Time of day that participant last drank something other than water float numeric 673 1962 %9.0g
timesmok Lat time participant smoked float numeric 212 2423 %8.0g
ampm2 Time of day that participant last smoked float numeric 183 2452 %9.0g
fasttime Time fasting sample of participant was taken float numeric 629 2006 %8.0g
timeglu Time fasting glucose sample of participant was taken float numeric 627 2008 %9.0g
time0 Time participant finished glucose drink (for 2hr PP test) float numeric 1137 1498 %8.0g
time120 Time 2hr PP glucose sample taken following glucose drink float numeric 1146 1489 %8.0g
temp Room temperature float numeric 1055 1580 %9.0g
timedrnk Time participant drank liquid that was not water float numeric 1135 1500 %8.0g
mem6num Participant's 6th family member - number  diagnosed with diabetes str1 numeric 0 2635 %1s
mem7num Participant's 7th family member - number  diagnosed with diabetes str1 numeric 0 2635 %1s
mem8num Participant's 8th  family member - number  diagnosed with diabetes str1 numeric 0 2635 %1s
glu120 Glucose reading (mmol/l) from 2hr PP measurement float numeric 1913 722 %9.0g Put values for t120 into glu120 where glu120 == . 
bdate Date of birth long numeric 2576 59 %dD_m_Y
idint Interviewer number for Sociocultural Section float numeric 539 2096 %9.0g Spelling error correct
headage Age of person that head's the participant's household float numeric 535 2100 %9.0g Make similar changes to similar variable labels in this section
headrel Relationship of  head of household to participant float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
spouage What is the age of the head of the spouse of household head float numeric 352 2283 %9.0g
spourel What is the relationship betweenspouse of  head of household and participant float numeric 355 2280 %9.0g
und18 Number of members of the participant's household below the age 18 float numeric 405 2230 %9.0g
lrange lower limit of age range for household members under 18 float numeric 351 2284 %9.0g
hrange upper limit of age range for household members under 18 float numeric 246 2389 %9.0g
ovr18 Number of members of the participant's household aged 18 yrs and older float numeric 487 2148 %9.0g
lorange lower limit of age range for household members 18 and older float numeric 422 2213 %9.0g
hirange Upper limit of age range for household members 18 and older float numeric 291 2344 %9.0g
occhead What is the occupation of the head of Household? float numeric 532 2103 %9.0g
work Does the head of the household work for a company or person float numeric 335 2300 %9.0g
emphead How many persons are employed at the head of the household place of work float numeric 31 2604 %9.0g
suphead How many persons does the head of the household supervise float numeric 32 2603 %9.0g
sew Participant own's sewing machine float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
iron Participant own's electric iron float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
tv Participant own's televison float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
tvnum Number of  televison setsowned by the participant (self reported) float numeric 446 2189 %9.0g
tape Participant own's portable cassette tape desk float numeric 535 2100 %9.0g
stereo Participant own's stereo float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
auto Participant own's automobile float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
autonum Quantity of automobiles owned by participant float numeric 141 2494 %9.0g
fridge Participant own's refrigerator float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
freeze Participant own's freezer float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
living Participant own's living room set  float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
cam Participant own's camera float numeric 536 2099 %9.0g
vcr Participant own's video camera recorder (vcr) float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
moven Participant own's microwave float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
toaster Participant own's toaster float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
wash Participant own's washing machine float numeric 536 2099 %9.0g
satdish Participant own's satellite dish float numeric 537 2098 %9.0g
toilet What type of toilet facilities does participant have? float numeric 535 2100 %9.0g
shower Type of shower facilities in participant's home float numeric 527 2108 %9.0g
cook Main source of cooking fuel used used by participant float numeric 538 2097 %9.0g
water Participant's main source of water float numeric 537 2098 %9.0g
ownhome Does the participant own the house in which he or she lives? float numeric 535 2100 %9.0g
woodh Wood used as house construction in participant's home  (self reported) float numeric 143 2492 %9.0g
conch Concrete used as house construction in participant's home  (self reported) float numeric 449 2186 %9.0g
othh Other material used as house construction in participant's home  (self reported) float numeric 3 2632 %9.0g
concf Concrete used as participant's floor  construction(self reported) float numeric 345 2290 %9.0g Make similar changes to similar variable labels in this section
dirtf Dirt used as participant's house construction floor  (self reported) float numeric 2 2633 %9.0g
rugf Rug or carpet  used as participant's floor construction   (self reported) float numeric 19 2616 %9.0g
linolf Linoleum   used as participant's floor construction   (self reported) float numeric 0 2635 %9.0g
woodf wood used used as participant's floor construction   (self reported) float numeric 66 2569 %9.0g
tilef tile used used as participant's floor construction   (self reported) float numeric 328 2307 %9.0g
rooms Number of rooms in participant's house float numeric 535 2100 %9.0g
beds Number of beds in participant's house  float numeric 535 2100 %9.0g
aircnum Number of air conditioning units in participant's home float numeric 505 2130 %9.0g
buy Item participant would buy with extra money float numeric 531 2104 %9.0g
bia2 Bioelectrical Impedance Anaysis id float numeric 512 2123 %9.0g
resist1 Participant's first Resistance from Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (Standing) float numeric 0 2635 %9.0g
resist2 Participant's second Resistance from Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (Prone) float numeric 0 2635 %9.0g
  date_drank Date participant last drank something (not water)prior to glucose tolerance test  long numeric 512 2123 %dD_m_Y Kindly refer to Form V for information to define variabel labels.
  date_smoke Date participant last smoked prior to glucose tolerance test  long numeric 93 2542 %dD_m_Y
  fast_time Time fasting glucose blood sample was taken float numeric 515 2120 %8.0g
  time_ate Date participant last ate something  prior to glucose tolerance test  float numeric 515 2120 %8.0g
  drank_glu Time participant started glucose drink (for 2hr PP test) float numeric 513 2122 %8.0g

 

Technical Information

Description of Scope
Socio-demographic characteristics of participants
Cardiovascular disease risk factor profile

Geographic Coverage
Coverage of a single urban centre in Southern Jamaica
Community based

Universe

Free-living adults 25-74  years in Spanish Town Jamaica

Primary Investigator(s)

Rainford Wilks (TMRI), Terrence Forrester (TMRI), Richard Cooper (Loyola University, Chicago)

Other Producers

Franklyn Bennett (University of the West Indies)
Norma McFarlane-Anderson (University of the West Indies)
Amy Luke (Loyola University, Chicago)

Funding

The US National Institutes of Health, the European Commission, The Wellcome Trust

Metadata produced by:
Tropical Medicine Research Institute (University of the West Indies) & Department of Preventive medicine and Epidemiology ( Loyola university, Chicago): Original producers

Date of metadata publication

2014-03-18

DDI Document Version

VERSION 1.0 (February 2014)

DDI Document ID
TMRI-ICSHIB-SpTn-1993-v01
Generated: DEC-18-2013 using the 

Sampling Procedure
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica provided a listing of enumeration districts (EDs) defined according to the most recent census (1991) and these EDs were the primary sampling units (PSUs) or clusters selected at the first sampling stage of the survey.  Data from the 1991 census enabled ascertainment of the number of persons living in each PSU and a random sample of eighty-three out of 219 clusters was selected such that larger clusters had higher probability of being selected.  A single eligible individual from within each household in each PSU was selected as study participant.  Equal numbers of males and females in each of five 10-year age groups were recruited to yield a final sample of 2635 participants.

Response Rates
Homes were visited multiple times to increase the chances of finding eligible participants.  If after repeated visits no eligible participant was found or the eligible participant refused participation, the next household was targeted. The recruited respondents represented a XX% response rate.

Questionnaires Overview
The survey instrument used contained pre-coded questions.
Questionnaires were interviewer-administered


Dates of Data Collection
1993-01-06 - 2006-02-28

Time Periods
2005-10-01 to 2001-03-20


Mode of Data Collection
Interviewer Administered Questionnaire
Stadiometers, scales and measuring tapes
Bioelectrical impedance machines
Phlebotomy


Notes on Data Collection
Interviewer-administered questionnaires provided data on personal, family and medical history.  Weights of participants were obtained using electronic scales, while height was obtained using stadiometers. Measuring tapes were used to obtain waist and hip circumference.  Phlebotomy was used to obtained venous blood which was subjected to the appropriate laboratory testing that you yield fasting glucose, 2-hr post-challenge glucose as well as lipid fractions.  Bioelectrical impedance machines were used to obtain resistance and reactance measures.

Data Collectors
Research Nurses from the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit/Epidemiology Research Unit within the TMRI

Data Editing
Data were checked to ensure that incorrectly coded responses were corrected.

Other Processing
Data entry using SAS produced  the initial data sets.

Access Authority
Novie Younger-Coleman

Confidentiality
Users of the data must agree to keep confidential all data contained in these datasets and to make no attempt to identify, trace or contact any individual whose data is included in these datasets.

Access Conditions
Datasets are distributed at minimal or  no cost for legitimate research depending on the classification of user, with the condition that users acknowledge source of data. Copies of all reports and publications based on the requested data must be sent to the USCAHDR E-platform, University of the West Indies. User must submit copy of proposal and sign a data access form. Co-authorship may be a condition of access for peer reviewed articles.

Citation Requirements
University of the West Indies. Spanish Town arm of the International Collaborative study of Hypertension in Blacks  (1993) [Computer file].
Kingston, Jamaica: Tropical Medicine Research Institute & Maywood, USA: Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University, Chicago [producers], 2004.
Kingston, Jamaica: USCAHDR E-platform, University of the West Indies [distributors], 2014.

Disclaimer
Copies of the materials shown at this website should not be duplicated for distribution without the approval of the USCAHDR team.

Contact Details

Novie Younger-Coleman (UWI), novie.younger@uwimona.edu.jm