Thank you very much for your quick answer,
This helps me to better understand the nature of this variable,
I would like to have more precision on the definition of the variable "any_cvd". Its description is "Any Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Since Baseline?"
I first thought that it was 1-valued when the individual had either at least one cardiovascular disease (stroke, hypertension, chd, chf, af and mi) since baseline.
However, I have the example of individuals having none of these cardiovascular diseases and any_cvd is equal to 1, or having all of these diseases and any_cvd is equal to 1. Could you please help me understand better the exact definition of this variable?
I look forward to your feedback,
Thank you very much.