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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/projectid, patid
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.
genderString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = Female
earli_ds_laughIntegerRecommendedIn the past 7 days, I have been able to laugh and see the funny side of things0::3; -99; 77; 880=As much as I always could; 1=Not quite so much now; 2=Definitely not so much now; 3=Not at all; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missingepds_1
earli_ds_enjoymentIntegerRecommendedIn the past 7 days, I have looked forward with enjoyment to things0::3; -99; 77; 880=As much as I ever did; 1=Rather less than I used to; 2=Definitely less than I used to; 3=Hardly at all; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missingepds_2
epds_3IntegerRecommendedI have blamed myself unnecessarily when things went wrong0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, not at all; 1=Not very often; 2=Yes, sometimes; 3=Yes, most of the time; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_4IntegerRecommendedI have been anxious or worried for no good reason0 :: 3; -99; 77; 883=No, not at all; 2=Hardly ever; 1=Yes, sometimes; 0=Yes, very often; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_5IntegerRecommendedI have felt scared or panicky for no very good reason0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, not at all; 1=Not very often; 2=Yes, sometimes; 3=Yes, most of the time; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_6IntegerRecommendedThings have been getting on top of me0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, I have been coping as well as ever; 1=No, most of the time I have coped quite well; 2=Yes, sometimes I haven't been coping as well as usual; 3=Yes, most of the time I haven't been able to cope at all; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_7IntegerRecommendedI have been so unhappy that I have had difficulty sleeping0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, not at all; 1=Not very often; 2=Yes, sometimes; 3=Yes, most of the time; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_8IntegerRecommendedI have felt sad or miserable0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, not at all; 1=Not very often; 2=Yes, sometimes; 3=Yes, most of the time; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_9IntegerRecommendedI have been so unhappy that I have been crying0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, not at all; 1=Not very often; 2=Yes, sometimes; 3=Yes, most of the time; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_10IntegerRecommendedThe thought of harming myself has occurred to me0 :: 3; -99; 77; 880=No, not at all; 1=Not very often; 2=Yes, sometimes; 3=Yes, most of the time; -99=NA; 77=Refused; 88=Missing
epds_totIntegerRecommendedEPDS Total Score0::30
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Distribution for DataStructure: epds01 and Element:
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