Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Cross-Sectional

Variable Name 

thyroid_bl

Categories

Medical Conditions

Thyroid disease
Self-reported history of thyroid disease at baseline

History of thyroid disease 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 thyroid disease?

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

Note: A longitudinal version of this variable is available upon request.


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