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The Filter Cart provides a powerful way to query and access data for which you may be interested.  

A few points related to the filter cart are important to understand with the NDA Query/Filter implementation: 

First, the filter cart is populated asyncronously.  So, when you run a query, it may take a moment to populate but this will happen in the background so you can define other queries during this time.  

When you are adding your first filter, all data associated with your query will be added to the filter cart (whether it be a collection, a concept, a study, a data structure/elment or subjects). Not all data structures or collections will necessarily be displayed.  For example, if you select the NDA imaging structure image03, and further restrict that query to scan_type fMRI, only fMRI images will appear and only the image03 structure will be shown.  To see other data structures, select "Find All Subject Data" which will query all data for those subjects. When a secord or third filter is applied, an AND condition is used.  A subject must exist in all filters.  If the subject does not appear in any one filter, that subjects data will not be included in your filter cart. If that happens, clear your filter cart, and start over.  

It is best to package more data than you need and access those data using other tools, independent of the NDA (e.g. miNDAR snapshot), to limit the data selected.  If you have any questions on data access, are interested in using avaialble web services, or need help accessing data, please contact us for assistance.  

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired field
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age 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.
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femaledemo_1, gender
demo_2IntegerRecommendedDid you lose consciousness when you were injured?1::3; 99991= Yes; 2= No; 3= Unclear; 9999= no data
demo_3String15RecommendedHow long were you unconscious?
chartreview016bIntegerRecommendedDoes the Patient have insurance?0;1;9; -888; -9990=No; 1=Yes; 9=Not documented; -888=Not Applicable; -999=Missing;demo_4
demo_5String15RecommendedInjuries1= Head (Brain); 2= Face; 3= Neck; 4= Spine; 6= Chest; 7= Abdomen; 8= Pelvis; 9= Upper Extremities; 10= Lower extremities; 9999= no data
demo_6IntegerRecommendedAre you currently employed or in school?0;1; 99991= Yes; 0= No; 9999= no data
demo_7String15RecommendedIf you are currently employed and/or in school, please choose all that apply1= Employed Full Time; 2= Employed Part Time; 3= Full Time Student; 4= Part Time Student; 9999= no data
demo_8IntegerRecommendedWhat is the best estimate of the total income of ALL family members from all sources, before taxes, in the last calendar year? (Please choose)1::11; 99991= $0 - $10,000; 2= $10,000 - $20,0000; 3= $20,000 - $30,000; 4= $30,000 - $40,000; 5= $40,000 - $50,000; 6= $50,000 - $60,000; 7= $60,000 - $70,000; 8= $70,000 - $80,000; 9= $80,000 - $90,000; 10= $90,000 - $100, 000; 11= Greater than $100,000; 9999= no data
demo_9IntegerRecommendedDo you have a family history of a formal psychiatric diagnosis or treatment (i.e., anxiety, depression, other?)?0;1; 99991= Yes; 0= No; 9999= no data
diagnosis_psycomString50RecommendedPsychiatric comorbid diagnosesdemo_10
demo_11IntegerRecommendedPsychiatric diagnosis, type of treatment:0::2; 99990= No Treatment; 1= Medication; 2= Psychotherapy; 9999= no data
demo_12String50RecommendedIf prescribed medications for your psychiatric illness, please list type and dose (if you know):
demo_13IntegerRecommendedDo you have a CURRENT diagnosis of chronic pain?0; 1; 99990= No; 1= Yes; 9999= no data
demo_14IntegerRecommendedDo you have a PREVIOUS diagnosis fro chronic pain?0; 1; 99990= No; 1= Yes; 9999= no data
diagnoses_1String4,000RecommendedList all diagnosis heredemo_15
demo_16IntegerRecommendedMarital status0; 1; 99990= No Committed Relationship; 1= Committed Relationship; 9999= no data
sldifIntegerRecommendedSleep: Difficulty sleeping0;10=No; 1=Yesdemo_17
demo_18IntegerRecommendedSleeping difficulty:1::3; 99991= Falling asleep; 2= Staying asleep; 3= Both; 9999= no data
demo_19IntegerRecommendedDo you have a sleep disorder diagnosis?0; 1; 99990= No; 1= Yes; 9999= no data
demo_20String50RecommendedSleep disorder diagnosis
demo_21IntegerRecommendedRate your sleep quality in the last 24 hours:1::4; 99991= Poor; 2= Fair; 3= Good; 4= Excellent; 9999= no data
demo_22String15RecommendedHow many hours of sleep have you gotten in the last 24 hours?
date_menst_psychhxString30RecommendedFirst date of the last menstrual cycle (females only)demo_23
pre004IntegerRecommendedPregnancy Test Result1;2;9;-91=Positive; 2=Negative; 9=Equivocal; -9=Unknowndemo_24
curr_edu_attainIntegerRecommendedWhat is the highest grade or level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received? PX011001_Current_Educational_Attainment0::21;77;990=Never Attended/Kindergarten only; 1=1st Grade; 2=2nd Grade; 3=3rd Grade; 4=4th Grade; 5=5th Grade; 6=6th Grade; 7=7th Grade; 8=8th Grade; 9=9th Grade; 10=10th Grade; 11=11th Grade; 12=12th Grade; 13=High School Graduate; 14=GED or Equivalent; 15=Some College, no degree; 16=Associate Degree: occupational, technical, or vocational; 17=Associate degree: Academic program; 18=Bachelor's degree (Example: BA,AB,BS,BBA); 19=Master's Degree (Example: MA,MS,MEng,MEd, MBA); 20=Professional School Degree (Example: MD,DDS,DVM,JD); 21=Doctoral Degree (Example: PhD, EdD); 77=Refused; 99=Don;t Knowdemo_25
Data Structure

This page displays the data structure defined for the measure identified in the title and structure short name. The table below displays a list of data elements in this structure (also called variables) and the following information:

  • Element Name: This is the standard element name
  • Data Type: Which type of data this element is, e.g. String, Float, File location.
  • Size: If applicable, the character limit of this element
  • Required: This column displays whether the element is Required for valid submissions, Recommended for valid submissions, Conditional on other elements, or Optional
  • Description: A basic description
  • Value Range: Which values can appear validly in this element (case sensitive for strings)
  • Notes: Expanded description or notes on coding of values
  • Aliases: A list of currently supported Aliases (alternate element names)
  • For valid elements with shared data, on the far left is a Filter button you can use to view a summary of shared data for that element and apply a query filter to your Cart based on selected value ranges

At the top of this page you can also:

  • Use the search bar to filter the elements displayed. This will not filter on the Size of Required columns
  • Download a copy of this definition in CSV format
  • Download a blank CSV submission template prepopulated with the correct structure header rows ready to fill with subject records and upload

Please email the The NDA Help Desk with any questions.

Distribution for DataStructure: demfts01 and Element:
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Filters enable researchers to view the data shared in NDA before applying for access or for selecting specific data for download or NDA Study assignment. For those with access to NDA shared data, you may select specific values to be included by selecting an individual bar chart item or by selecting a range of values (e.g. interview_age) using the "Add Range" button. Note that not all elements have appropriately distinct values like comments and subjectkey and are not available for filtering. Additionally, item level detail is not always provided by the research community as indicated by the number of null values given.

Filters for multiple data elements within a structure are supported. Selections across multiple data structures will be supported in a future version of NDA.