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RDC News: January 2017

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) 2015

Jan 01, 2017

Happy new year! Happy 201 7! There are no upcoming hours changes for the month of January. Please consult the schedule for Mills Library for more information.

New data sets at the RDC:
In the upcoming weeks we will be receiving new data sets and surveys at the McMaster Research Data Centre. Please see the information below. Researchers interested in accessing these data sets are encouraged to submit proposals!

Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) 2015
The Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS) is a cross-sectional survey providing information on tobacco, alcohol and drug use, and related issues. While there is a focus on 15 to 24 year olds, data is available for respondents aged 15 and over. The questionnaire for CTADS 2015 borrows heavily from the CTADS 2013 questionnaire and the previous iteration of the survey (the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey-CTUMS). This latest data release from Nov. 2016 includes data collected between February-December of the reference year. 

All Canadians over 15 years of age, with the exception of residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and full-time residents of institutions, were eligible to take part in this survey. Questions were asked via telephone on the frequency and amount of smoking, prevalence and frequency of alcohol use, the prevalence and harm of drug usage, and more. This includes information on smoking purchasing patterns, smoking cessation, and use of electronic cigarettes. The output produced includes one file for household level information and one for personal level information.

For further details on this data set, please go to the information page at the Statistics Canada website

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit: