Table 1

Data collection in the CESCAS I study

Type of dataComponentsInstrument
General informationSocio-demographic and economic data, and type of health services utilisationHCHS/SOL*
ClaudicationLocation, functional classHCHS/SOL*
HistoryCardiovascular, respiratory, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes, pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment and cancerHCHS/SOL*
AlcoholLevel of consumption (daily quantity, frequency, type of alcoholic beverage)HCHS/SOL*
Physical activityType of activity, frequency and intensity, in free time and during workIPAQ
SpiritualityImportance, religious practiceHCHS/SOL*
NutritionTypes of foods, quantity and frequencyFFQ
SmokingCurrent, former and passive smoker; other types of tobacco use (pipe, cigar)GATS
Mental healthDepression, traumatic events, anxietyPHQ-9/HCHS/SOL*
Global healthSF-12
Quality of lifeEQ-5D
Physical examinationBlood pressure, weight, height and waist circumference
LaboratoryTotal cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and creatinine
ECG25 mm/s and at 1 mV of amplitude
  • * Forms from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, cross-culturally adapted for use in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

  • FFQ, Food Frequency Questionnaire; GATS, Global Adult Tobacco Survey; IPAQ, International Physical Activity Questionnaire; PHQ-9, Patient Health Questionnaire depression scale.