Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

vasc_risks_sum

Categories

Medical Conditions

Vascular disease risk factors
Cumulative vascular disease risk factors - Average of 3 items

Vascular Disease Risk Factors is a composite measure of vascular risk burden. The variable is computed using self-report questions on the following 3 items:

  1. Hypertension
  2. Diabetes*
  3. Smoking history**

Each item is given a value of 0 or 1 (see response options below). The score covers a time frame from baseline, including any past history, to the current cycle (i.e., cumulative). The cumulative score for vascular disease risk factors ranges from 0 to 3 and is the mean of the 3 individual scores multiplied by 3. Higher scores indicate higher vascular risk burden.

Response values for each item:

Hypertension

Value Response
0 Never reported in past history or in follow-up cycle up to this cycle (includes suspect or possible)
1 Reported in past history or in at least 1 follow-up cycle up to this cycle

Diabetes

Value Response
0 Never reported in past history or in follow-up cycle up to this cycle (includes suspect or possible)
1 Reported in past history or in at least 1 follow-up cycle up to this cycle

History of smoking

Value Response
0 Never smoked
1 Former or current smoker

*Diabetes is based on self-report of diabetes or taking diabetes medication.
**Smoking history (smoke_hx) is based off smoking (never smoked vs. former smoker vs. current smoker) at baseline only.


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