Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC


Not Scaled

Variable Type 


Variable Name 



Medical Conditions

Cancer at baseline
Self-reported history of cancer at baseline

History of cancer at baseline is self-reported at the baseline interview.

Participants are asked the following question:

Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse or therapist that you had cancer, malignancy or tumor of any type?

Response choices are coded into reported as present prior to baseline = 1 or not reported as present prior to baseline (includes suspect or possible) = 0.

Response choices:

Response Response code Value
Yes 1 1
Suspect or possible 2 0
No 3 0