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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.  

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*guid
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/projectcase_id, patid, subject
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging/biospecimen was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired fieldhistdate
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.bslage
sexString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Femalegender, sex
birthstateString2RecommendedState of Birth, Abbreviation
ethnicityString30RecommendedEthnicity of participant
Hispanic or Latino; Not Hispanic or Latino; Unknown
raceString30RecommendedRace of study subject
American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian; Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; Black or African American; White; More than one race; Unknown or not reported
otherraceString100Recommendedspecify other raceThe following questions are about you or the child's family.otherspecify, racespc
family_livesString255RecommendedMembers of family living in home
cg1_relationshipString100RecommendedCaregiver/Parent 1's Relationship to Participant
Parent;Step-parent;Foster parent;Grandparent;Other family member;Other; Biological Mother; Biological Father; Biological Parent; Adoptive Parent; Adoptive/Foster Parent; I do not wish to disclose; Step-father; Step-mother
infrmnt1, relationship_parent1
cg1_relationship_specifyString100RecommendedCaregiver/Parent 1's Relationship to Participant Other Specifyrelat_parent1_other
parent_1_livesIntegerRecommendedParent 1 lives with child or deceased1::31=Yes; 2=No; 3=Deceased
cg2_relationshipString100RecommendedCaregiver/Parent 2's Relationship to Participant
Parent;Step-parent;Foster parent;Grandparent;Other family member;Other; Biological Mother; Biological Father; Biological Parent; Adoptive Parent; Adoptive/Foster Parent; I do not wish to disclose; Step-father; Step-mother
infrmnt2, relationship_parent2
cg2_relationship_specifyString100RecommendedCaregiver/Parent 2's Relationship to Participant Other Specifyrelat_parent2_other
parent_2_livesIntegerRecommendedParent 2 lives with child or deceased1::31=Yes; 2=No; 3=Deceased
demo_maritial_statusIntegerRecommendedMarital Status:1::61=Single/Never married; 2=Married or living with someone as if married; 3= Divorced or annulled; 4= Separated; 5=Widowed; 6=Otherparent_marital
demo_caregiver_eduIntegerRecommendedCaregiver's highest education1::8;971= Less than 7th grade ; 2= Junior High ; 3= Some High School ; 4= High School graduate ; 5= Special training after high school ; 6= Some college ; 7= College graduate ; 8= Graduate/professional training or above ; 97= Don't Knowparent_1_education
cg1_occupationString100RecommendedCaregiver/Parent 1's Occupationparent_1_occupation
parent_1_employmentIntegerRecommendedCurrent employment status for parent 11::101=Employed - full time; 2=Retired;3=Employed - part time; 4=Unable to work/Disabled;5=Unemployed; 6=A full time student; 7=Other; 8 = Looking for work; 9 = Keeping house/raising children full-time; 10 = I do not wish to disclose
p_p2educIntegerRecommendedWhat is the last level of formal education your child's other biological parent completed?0::8;-99;88;770= No formal schooling ; 1= 7th grade or less ; 2= Junior high/middle school completed ; 3= Partial high school (at least one year) ; 4= High school graduate/GED ; 5= Partial college (at least one year) or specialized training ; 6= Junior college/associates degree (2 years) ; 7= Standard college or university graduation (4 years) ; 8= Graduate professional training, graduate degree ; -99= N/A ; 88= Missing ; 77= Refusedparent_2_education
cg2_occupationString100RecommendedCaregiver/Parent 2's Occupationparent_2_occupation
parent_2_employmentIntegerRecommendedCurrent employment status for parent 21::101=Employed - full time; 2=Retired;3=Employed - part time; 4=Unable to work/Disabled;5=Unemployed; 6=A full time student; 7=Other; 8 = Looking for work; 9 = Keeping house/raising children full-time; 10 = I do not wish to disclose
family_incomeString10RecommendedWays family receives income1=Employment; 2=Social Security or SSI; 3=Unemployment compensation; 4=Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); 5=WIC or Women Infants and Children; 6=Disability (workman-s comp); 7=Child support or alimony; 8=MI Bridges (or other equivalent food assistance program); 9=Investments or Rent; 10=Regular income from estate or trust
headtraumalostconsciousnessString5RecommendedHead trauma loss of consciousness
Yes; No; NK
head_trauma, medhist_headinjury
midihist_035aString250RecommendedHead Injury describehead_trauma_describe
cfmh_chd_seizureIntegerRecommendedDoes (did) the Child have Seizure Disorder/Epilepsy?1;0;999; -70 = No; 1 = Yes; ; -7=Refused; 999=NA/NKseizure_disorder
rev_headseizuredetailString200RecommendedDetails of the seizure history and/or type(s)seizure_describe
neuro_disIntegerRecommendedNeurologic Disorder (Brain, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves)0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownmedhist_neurodis, neurologic_disorder
midihist_017aString250RecommendedNeurologic Disorder describeneuro_disorder_desc
cfmh_chd_sleepdisIntegerRecommendedDoes (did) the Child have a Sleep Disorder?1;00 = No; 1 = Yessleep_disorder
cfmh_chd_sleepdis_cmtString255RecommendedSpecify type of sleep disorder child hassleep_disorder_desc
endocIntegerRecommendedEndocrine Disorder (Thyroid gland, Adrenal glands, etc.)0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownendocrine_disorder
mhx016bString250RecommendedIf YES, Enter onset/resolved date indicate ongoing with treatment or not. If NOT EVALUATED, explain or describe below: Endocrine disorderendocrine_describe
cardio_disorderIntegerRecommendedCardiovascular Disorder (Heart, Vessels)0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknowncardio_disease, diseaseh
mhx003b_1String250RecommendedExplain Cardiovascular disorder historycardio_describe
cgi02gasdiagIntegerRecommendedHas any gastrointestinal diagnosis been given?0;1; 91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknowngastro_disorder
cgi02gasdiagspecString100RecommendedSpecify gastrointestinal diagnosisgastro_describe
musculIntegerRecommendedMusculoskeletal Disorder (Muscles, Joints, Spine)0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownmusculo_disorder
midihist_016aString250RecommendedMusculoskeletal Disorder describemusculo_describe
mhf_10IntegerRecommendedChecks if condition is ongoing - skin0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownskin_disorder
mhf_09String250RecommendedChecks condition for Skinskin_describe
past_illnessIntegerRecommendedHistory of past medical illness0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknown
past_illness_descString500RecommendedIf history past medical illness, description
sigillnIntegerRecommendedsignificant medical illness0;1;-7;90=No; 1=Yes; -7=Refused; 9=NKcurrent_illness
mdga20aString150RecommendedMedical Illness 1current_describe
elig_27IntegerRecommendedClinically abnormal lab results0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownabnormal_lab
abnormal_describeString50RecommendedIf any abnromal lab findings, description
current_psych_medIntegerRecommendedCurrent psychiatric medications1;21=Yes; 2=No;
past_psych_medIntegerRecommendedPast psychiatric medications1;21=Yes; 2=No;
medication1_nameString500RecommendedName first medication that the participant has taken0 = No medication; 999= Legitimately skippedpsychmed1
medication1_dosageString50RecommendedFirst medication dosage0 = No medication; 999 = Missingpsychmed1_dose
psychmed1_currpastIntegerRecommendedMedication 1 current or past1;21=Current; 2=Past
psychmed1_dateDateRecommendedMedication 1; if past, date last used
medication2_nameString200RecommendedName second medication that the participant has taken0 = No medication; 999= Legitimately skippedpsychmed2
medication2_dosageString50RecommendedSecond medication dosage0 = No medication; 999 = Missingpsychmed2_dose
psychmed2_currpastIntegerRecommendedMedication 2 current or past1;21=Current; 2=Past
psychmed2_dateDateRecommendedMedication 2; if past, date last used
medication3_nameString150RecommendedName third medication that the participant has taken0 = No medication; 999= Legitimately skippedpsychmed3
medication3_dosageString50RecommendedThird medication dosage0 = No medication; 999 = Missingpsychmed3_dose
psychmed3_currpastIntegerRecommendedMedication 3 current or past1;21=Current; 2=Past
psychmed3_dateDateRecommendedMedication 3; if past, date last used
medication4_nameString100RecommendedName fourth medication that the participant has taken0 = No medication; 999= Legitimately skippedpsychmed4
medication4_dosageString50RecommendedFourth medication dosage0 = No medication; 999 = Missingpsychmed4_dose
psychmed4_currpastIntegerRecommendedMedication 4 current or past1;21=Current; 2=Past
psychmed4_dateDateRecommendedMedication 4; if past, date last used
medication5_nameString500RecommendedName fifth medication that the participant has taken0 = No medication; 999= Legitimately skippedpsychmed5
medication5_dosageString50RecommendedFifth medication dosage0 = No medication; 999 = Missingpsychmed5_dose
psychmed5_currpastIntegerRecommendedMedication 5 current or past1;21=Current; 2=Past
psychmed5_dateDateRecommendedMedication 5; if past, date last used
nonpsychmedsIntegerRecommendedCurrent non-psychotropic medications1;21=Yes; 2=No;
nonpsychmed1String50RecommendedName of non-psychotropic medicaion 1
nonpsychmed1_doseString30RecommendedDose of non-psychotropic medication 1
nonpsychmed1_indicationString200RecommendedIndication of non-psychotropic medication 1
nonpsychmed2String50RecommendedName of non-psychotropic medicaion 2
nonpsychmed2_doseString30RecommendedDose of non-psychotropic medication 2
nonpsychmed2_indicationString200RecommendedIndication of non-psychotropic medication 2
nonpsychmed3String50RecommendedName of non-psychotropic medicaion 3
nonpsychmed3_doseString30RecommendedDose of non-psychotropic medication 3
nonpsychmed3_indicationString200RecommendedIndication of non-psychotropic medication 3
nonpsychmed4String50RecommendedName of non-psychotropic medicaion 4
nonpsychmed4_doseString30RecommendedDose of non-psychotropic medication 4
nonpsychmed4_indicationString200RecommendedIndication of non-psychotropic medication 4
nonpsychmed5String50RecommendedName of non-psychotropic medicaion 5
nonpsychmed5_doseString30RecommendedDose of non-psychotropic medication 5
nonpsychmed5_indicationString200RecommendedIndication of non-psychotropic medication 5
nonpsychmed6String50RecommendedName of non-psychotropic medicaion 6
nonpsychmed6_doseString30RecommendedDose of non-psychotropic medication 6
nonpsychmed6_indicationString200RecommendedIndication of non-psychotropic medication 6
surg_surgtype1String255RecommendedTYPE OF SURGERY 1surgery1
surgerydatedd1_1DateRecommendedDate surgery 1surgery1_date
surg_surgtype2String255RecommendedTYPE OF SURGERY 2surgery2
surgerydatedd2_1DateRecommendedSurgery Date 2surgery2_date
surg_surgtype3String255RecommendedTYPE OF SURGERY 3surgery3
surgerydatedd3_1DateRecommendedSurgery Date 3surgery3_date
surgerydatedd4_1DateRecommendedSurgery Date 4surgery4_date
smoke_currentIntegerRecommendedIs the child a current smoker0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownsmoke
smoke_current_packsFloatRecommendedhow many packs per day if yes?0::10
surq_2dString20RecommendedWhen did you have your last cigarette TIME24 hour clocksmoke_current_time
smoke_pastIntegerRecommendedChild ever smoked?0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownsnoke_past
smoke_past_startageIntegerRecommendedif yes, age when regular smoking began5::17
smoke_past_endageIntegerRecommendedIf yes, age when child last smoked5::17
smoke_past_packsIntegerRecommendedEstimated number of packs per day0::10
nicotineIntegerRecommendedDoes the child use nicotine0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknownmedhist_smoker
nicotine_describeString100RecommendedIf uses nicotine, description
caffeineIntegerRecommendedDoes the child consume caffeinated beverages regularly0;1;91 = Yes; 0 = No; 9 = Unknown
caffeine_typeString100Recommendedcaffeinated beverages. how much (type and amount)
surq_11dString20RecommendedWhen was the last time you consumed a caffeinated drink TIME24 hour clockcaffeine_time
incpeople3IntegerRecommendedHow many people lived on this income over 65 years of age?
severe_reactIntegerRecommendedHave you ever had any severe allergic reaction?0;10 = No; 1 = Yesmedhist_allergy, react
livkidneyIntegerRecommendedLiver or kidney disease?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
deepveinIntegerRecommendedDeep vein thrombosis/clot?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
abuterinegrowIntegerRecommendedAbnormal uterine growth?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
embolclotIntegerRecommendedPulmonary embolism or blood clot?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
gallbladpancIntegerRecommendedInflamed gall bladder or pancreatitis?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
pelviclesionIntegerRecommendedPelvic lesion or ovarian enlargement?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
climproIntegerRecommendedSensitive to Climara(estradiol/estrogen) or Prometrium(progesterone)?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
psychotropIntegerRecommendedUse psychotropic medication?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
hormonalprepIntegerRecommendedUse hormonal preparations?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
antiinflamIntegerRecommendedUse anti-inflammatory agents?0;10 = No; 1 = Yes
surg_surgtype4String255RecommendedType of surgery 4
respondentString20RecommendedRespondentMother;Father;Both; Child; Other; Parent
cfmh_othr_cancerIntegerRecommendedCancer1;00 = No; 1 = Yesmedhist_cancer
thyroidIntegerRecommendedThyroid disease1;0;-70=No; 1=Yes;-7=Refusedmedhist_thyroid
daily_diary_8IntegerRecommendedDo you have asthma?0;10=No; 1=Yesmedhist_asthma
medhx_2gIntegerRecommendedHas she/he ever been to a doctor for any of these thingsā€¦ Diabetes Diabetes1 ; 01 = Yes; 0 = Nomedhist_diabetes
medhx21aString100RecommendedIf yes, please describe problems with diabetes:medhist_diabetes_text
medhistory_26b_txtString250RecommendedDescription of glasses or contactsmedhist_glasses_contacts_text
clrblindIntegerRecommendedIs the participant colorblind0;1 0=No; 1=Yesmedhist_colorblind
medhistory_25_txtString250RecommendedDescription of colorblindnessmedhist_colorblind_text
cfmh_chd_hearingimpIntegerRecommendedDoes the patient have a hearing impairment?1;00 = No; 1 = Yesmedhist_auditoryprob
w1_m_cu_hrng_detString200Recommendedhealth at interview - problem hearing detailsmedhist_auditoryprob_text
cmedhx38IntegerRecommendedAny other medical problems?0;10 = No;1 = Yesmedhist_othermed
cmedhx18IntegerRecommendedAre any current medications taken regularly?0;10 = No;1 = Yesmeds_current
cmedhx19IntegerRecommendedAre there any past medications which were taken regularly?0;10 = No;1 = Yesmeds_past
strconheartdisString5RecommendedDoes the child/patient have heart disease?
Yes; No;999;Ref
Ref=refused; 999=NA/NK/missingmedhist_heartcond
phne_sc_18String5Recommended11. Do you wear glasses or contact lenses?
visionproblemdetailString300RecommendedDetails of the vision problemmedhist_visualprob_text
scq_37_spString300RecommendedSpecify any other medical conditionmedhist_othermed_text
current_medicationString300Recommendedsubject's current medicationsmeds_current_text
past_medicationString300Recommendedwhat are subjects past medicationsmeds_past_text
medhist_liverkidgiIntegerRecommended(A: Do you) (P: Does your child) have liver, kidney or GI problems?0;10=no; 1=yes
medhist_bloodpressureIntegerRecommended(A: Do you) (P: Does your child) have a history of blood pressure?0;10=no; 1=yes
medhist_limbprobIntegerRecommended(A: Do you) (P: Does your child) have problems with the use of any limbs?0;10=no; 1=yes
seq1b_1IntegerRecommendedHas a health or education professoinal told you that your child has any of the following conditions? : Blindness or another visual impairment not corrected with glasses
2= No;1= Yes ; -99= N/A ; 77= Refused ; 88= Missingmedhist_visualprob
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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
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  • 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)
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