Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

hypertension_cum

Categories

Medical Conditions

History of hypertension
Self-reported history of hypertension

History of hypertension is based on self-report. For any given cycle, this variable indicates reported hypertension 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 interview on [date of last interview], have you been told by a doctor, nurse, or therapist that you had high blood pressure?

Value Coding
0 No history of hypertension
1 History of hypertension - 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 high blood pressure?

The provided references describe the baseline version of this variable.


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