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Locator Record

Title: Youth Conduct Disorder (YCQ )
Contact Number: 1-866-441-NCHS
Years of Content: 1999 - 2000
First Published: January, 2007
Revised: NA
Access Constraints: RDC Only
Use Constraints: RDC Only
Geographic Coverage: National
Subject:Youth Conduct Disorder
Record Source: NHANES 1999 - 2000
Survey Methodology: NHANES 1999 - 2000 is a stratified multistage probability sample of the civilian non-institutionalized population of the U.S.
Medium: NHANES Web site; SAS transport files

Component Description

The Youth Conduct Disorder (YCD) section is comprised of eight questions. These questions are part of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children Predictive Scales (DPS) developed by the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/New York State Psychiatric Institute in New York, NY. The DPS focuses only on those items from the full module on Conduct Disorder that were found to be significant predictors of disorder. It has been shown to accurately determine adolescents who are at high probability of meeting diagnostic criteria (J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2001 April; 40 (4) 443-449).

Eligible Sample

12 – 19 years.

Interview Setting and Mode of Administration

MEC Interview Room, Mobile examination Center. Audio computer assisted self interview (ACASI) in English or Spanish only. No proxy respondents or translators were used in situations when the respondents could not self-report.

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

The NHANES ACASI system had built-in consistency checks, including range checks, valid response checks, and checks for logical relationships. There were no skip patterns in YCQ, however.

Analytic Notes

Parents of youths 12-15 years of age were administered the full DISC Conduct Disorder module by telephone. These data are available in the NCHS Research Data Center.

References

Codebook and Frequencies

SEQN - Respondent sequence number

Variable Name:
SEQN
SAS Label:
Respondent sequence number
English Text:
Respondent sequence number.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS

YCQ010 - Misbehaved causing school expulsion

Variable Name:
YCQ010
SAS Label:
Misbehaved causing school expulsion
English Text:
The next set of questions ask about things you may have done that can get people in trouble. In the last year, have you been expelled from school for misbehavior—that is, told you could never go back to that school at all?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 17 17
2 No 471 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 2 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ020 - Shoplifted in past year

Variable Name:
YCQ020
SAS Label:
Shoplifted in past year
English Text:
In the last year, have you shoplifted—that is, stolen something from a store when you thought no one was looking?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 35 35
2 No 454 489
7 Refused 1 490
9 Don't know 0 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ030 - Lied to get money or something else

Variable Name:
YCQ030
SAS Label:
Lied to get money or something else
English Text:
In the last year, have you lied to get money or something else you wanted?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 147 147
2 No 341 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 2 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ040 - Snatched purse or jewelry

Variable Name:
YCQ040
SAS Label:
Snatched purse or jewelry
English Text:
In the last year, have you snatched someone's purse or jewelry?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 5 5
2 No 483 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 2 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ050 - Vandalized property

Variable Name:
YCQ050
SAS Label:
Vandalized property
English Text:
In the last year, have you broken something or messed up some place on purpose, like breaking windows, writing on a building, or slashing tires?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 32 32
2 No 456 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 2 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ060 - Stolen from others

Variable Name:
YCQ060
SAS Label:
Stolen from others
English Text:
In the last year, have you stolen from anyone else when they weren't around or weren't looking?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 46 46
2 No 442 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 2 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ070 - Cruel to animals

Variable Name:
YCQ070
SAS Label:
Cruel to animals
English Text:
In the last year, have you been physically cruel to an animal and hurt it on purpose?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 13 13
2 No 475 488
7 Refused 1 489
9 Don't know 1 490
. Missing 42 532

YCQ080 - Broken into house, building, car

Variable Name:
YCQ080
SAS Label:
Broken into house, building, car
English Text:
In the last year, have you broken into a house, a building, or a car?
English Instructions:
VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SP: Please select yes or no.
Target:
Both males and females 12 YEARS - 19 YEARS
Code or Value Value Description Count Cumulative Skip to Item
1 Yes 14 14
2 No 474 488
7 Refused 0 488
9 Don't know 2 490
. Missing 42 532