Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

diuretic_pure_rx

Categories

Medications

Pure diuretic medications
Pure diuretic medication usage in last 2 weeks

See diuretic medications and combination diuretic/hypertension medications.

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a pure diuretic (excluding diuretic/hypertension combination) medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a pure diuretic (excluding diuretic/hypertension combination) medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.