Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

heart_cum

Categories

Medical Conditions

History of heart conditions
Self-reported history of heart conditions

History of heart conditions is based on self-report. For any given cycle, this variable indicates reported heart conditions in past history or in at least one follow-up cycle up to and including that cycle. Participants are asked to respond “yes”, “suspect or possible”, or “no” to the following question:

Since your last interview on [date of last interview], have you been told by a doctor, nurse, or therapist that you had a heart attack or coronary, coronary thrombosis, coronary occlusion, or myocardial infarction?

Value Coding
0 No history of heart conditions
1 History of heart conditions - reported prior to or in the given cycle

Notes: At baseline interview, the question reads: Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or therapist that you had a heart attack or coronary, coronary thrombosis, coronary occlusion, or myocardial infarction?

The provided references describe the baseline version of this variable.