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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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Health and Retirement Study: Numeracy



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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 = Femalegender
m9_1aIntegerRecommendedWhat is 15 percent of 1,000?999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_1bIntegerRecommendedA pill cures 15 percent of people who have a disease. If 1,000 people have the disease, and they all take the pill, how many people will be cured?999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_1cIntegerRecommendedA store is offering a 15 percent off sale on all TVs. The most popular TV is priced at $1000. How much money will a customer save on the television during this sale?999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_2aIntegerRecommendedThe number 10 is what percent of 1,000?999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_2bIntegerRecommendedIf the chance of getting a disease is 10 in 1,000, what percent of people will get the disease?999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_2cIntegerRecommendedIf a customer saved $10 on a $1000 chair, what percent would the customer have saved off the original price?999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_3aIntegerRecommendedWhich of the following percentages is the biggest?1::3; 998;9991= One percent; 2= Ten percent; 3= Five percent; 999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_3bIntegerRecommendedWhich of the following percentages represents the biggest risk of getting a disease?1::3; 998;9991= One percent; 2= Ten percent; 3= Five percent; 999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_3cIntegerRecommendedWhich of the following represents the biggest discount in a sale?1::3; 998;9991= One percent; 2= Ten percent; 3= Five percent; 999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_4aIntegerRecommendedWhich of the following is the most likely to happen: something that happens 1 in 100 times, something that happens 1 in 1000 times, or something that happens 1 in 10 times?1::3; 998;9991= One in one hundred; 2= One in one thousand; 3= One in ten?; 999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_4bIntegerRecommendedWhich of the following represents the biggest risk of getting a disease: 1 in 100 risk, a 1 in 1000 risk, or a 1 in 10 risk?1::3; 998;9991= One in one hundred; 2= One in one thousand; 3= One in ten?; 999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_4cIntegerRecommendedWhich of the following represents the biggest chance of winning a lottery: 1 in 100 chance, 1 in 1000 chance, 1 in 10 chance?1::3; 998;9991= One in one hundred; 2= One in one thousand; 3= One in ten?; 999= Don't know; 998= Refused
m9_5IntegerRecommendedDid you find these questions very easy, somewhat easy, somewhat difficult, or very difficult?1::4; 998; 9991= Very easy; 2= Somewhat easy; 3= Somewhat difficult; 4= Very difficult; 998 = Refused; 999= Don't know
m9_6IntegerRecommendedDid you find these questions very clear, somewhat clear, somewhat confusing, or very confusing?1::4; 998; 9991= Very clear; 2= Somewhat clear; 3= Somewhat confusing; 4= Very confusing; 998= Refused; 999= Don't know
m9_7IntegerRecommendedIn your daily life, do you think that working with numbers is not at all important, slightly important, faily important, or very important?1::4; 998; 9991= Not at all important; 2= Slightly important; 3= Fairly important; 4= Very important; 998= Refused; 999= Don't know
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: hrs_num01 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.