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Adverse Childhood Experience

14 Shared Subjects

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Clinical Assessments
Life Events
07/12/2019
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10/06/2022
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Query Element Name Data Type Size Required Description Value Range Notes Aliases
subjectkey GUID Required The NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subject NDAR* nimh_nda_guid
src_subject_id String 20 Required Subject ID how it's defined in lab/project record_id
interview_age Integer Required Age in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging. 0 :: 1260 Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month. ace_ageinmonths
interview_date Date Required Date on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYY ace_date
sex String 20 Required Sex of subject at birth
M;F; O; NR
M = Male; F = Female; O=Other; NR = Not reported gender, participant_sex
b_ace_q1 Integer Recommended 1. Did a parent or other adult in the household often... Swear at you, insult you, put you down, or humiliate you? OR Act in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
b_ace_q2 Integer Recommended 2. Did a parent or other adult in the household often Push, grab, slap, or throw something at you? OR Ever hit you so hard that you had marks or were injured? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
b_ace_q3 Integer Recommended 3. Did an adult or person at least 5 years older than you ever Touch or fondle you or have you touch their body in a sexual way? OR Try to actually have oral, anal, or vaginal sex with you? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
b_ace_q4 Integer Recommended 4. Did you often feel that No one in your family loved you or thought you were important or special? OR Your family didn't look out for each other, feel close to each other, or support each other? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
b_ace_q5 Integer Recommended 5. Did you often feel that You didn't have enough to eat, had to wear dirty clothes, and had no one to protect you? Or Your parents were too drunk or high to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed it? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
tesi_s_165 Integer Recommended 1.6c Have your parents ever separated or divorced? 0::4 0= No; 1=Yes; 2=Not Sure; 3=Refused; 4=QV (questionable validity) b_ace_q6
b_ace_q7 Integer Recommended 7. Was your mother or stepmother: Often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or had something thrown at her? or Sometimes or often kicked, bitten, hit with a fist, or hit with something hard? or Ever repeatedly hit over at least a few minutes or threatened with a gun or knife? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
b_ace_q8 Integer Recommended 8. Did you live with anyone who was a problem drinker or alcoholic or who used street drugs? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
b_ace_q9 Integer Recommended 9. Was a household member depressed or mentally ill or did a household member attempt suicide? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
ceahd15 Integer Recommended Did a household member go to prison?
1 :: 2
1= yes; 2= no b_ace_q10
b_ace_totscore Integer Recommended Adverse Experience Total Score ace_score
parent_depressed Integer Recommended Either biological parent 2 week or longer period of depression (couldn't concentrate/felt worthless/felt their life was not worth living) 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_manic Integer Recommended Either biological parent several day manic episode (excited/full of energy/did dangerous or embarrassing things) 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_anxattk Integer Recommended Either biological parent anxiety attacks (suddenly felt terrified for no good reason and would shake/sweat/other physical symptoms) 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_angattk Integer Recommended Either biological parent anger attacks (suddenly lost control and "blew up" for no good reason/yelling/breaking things/hurting people) 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_anxiety Integer Recommended Either biological parent long periods more agitated/anxious/worried than other people so that they couldn't relax/couldn't concentrate/couldn't function normally 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_alcdrug Integer Recommended Either biological parent significant problem with alcohol/drugs that caused problems at home/work/with friends/was out of control 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_suicide Integer Recommended Either biological parent attempt or die by suicide 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
parent_prison Integer Recommended Either biological parent go to prison 0::2 0= No; 1= Yes; 2= Don't know
swore Integer Recommended How often an adult in the house swore/insulted/acted in a way that made participant afraid they would be physically hurt 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
physpartic Integer Recommended How often an adult in the house pushed/grabbed/slapped participant or hit so hard it left a mark 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
yelledparent Integer Recommended How often parents or people who raised participant yelled at/insulted each other 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
physparent Integer Recommended How often parents or people who raised participant pushed/grabbed/slapped each other or hit each other so hard that it left a mark 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
chi_support Integer Recommended How often people in family did not look out for/support participant 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
care Integer Recommended How often people in the family didn't worry about whether participant had adequate food/clothing/medical care 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
sexual Integer Recommended How often someone oldertouched/fondled participant in a sexual way 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
ace_q6 Integer Recommended Was a biological parent ever lost to you through divorce, abandonment, or other reason? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
ace_q11 Integer Recommended Did other kids, including brothers or sisters, often or very often hit you, threaten you, pick on you or insult you? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
ace_q12 Integer Recommended Did you often or very often feel lonely, rejected or that nobody liked you? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
ace_q13 Integer Recommended Did you live for 2 or more years in a neighborhood that was dangerous, or where you saw people being assaulted? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
ace_q14 Integer Recommended Was there a period of 2 or more years when your family was very poor or on public assistance? 0;1 0=No; 1=Yes
parent_educ Integer Recommended What is the highest level of either of your parents or the people who raised you? 0::6 0 = None; 1 = Elementary school; 2 = Secondary school; 3 = Some post-secondary education; 4 = University graduate; 5 = Doctoral degree; 6 = Do not know
parntexp_1 Integer Recommended Before you were 18 years old, how often did you have each of the following experiences: One of your parents (or the people who raised you) had a serious emotional or mental health problem? 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
parntexp_2 Integer Recommended Before you were 18 years old, how often did you have each of the following experiences: One of your parents (or the people who raised you) had a serious alcohol or drug problem? 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
parntexp_3 Integer Recommended Before you were 18 years old, how often did you have each of the following experiences: One of your parents (or the people who raised you) was involved in criminal activities? 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
parntexp_4 Integer Recommended Before you were 18 years old, how often did you have each of the following experiences: Your parents (or the people who raised you) hit each other or were violent to each other? 0::4 0= Never; 1= Rarely; 2= Sometimes; 3= Often; 4= Very Often
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