ATP Data Dictionaries
Survey / Source Description Variables Date Range Data Dictionary
Alberta Cancer Registry (ACR) ATP receives linked data at regular intervals from Alberta's Cancer Registry for participants who consented to data linkage with ACR. 28 2018
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Alberta Health Derived Administrative Data [Alberta Researchers Only] This data source contains specific data that has been returned to us from previous researchers, such as the derived data from administrative health linkage data. 112 Ongoing
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Baseline These variables provide geographic, health and age related characteristics on each participant at baseline. 6 2000-2015
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Biospecimens Blood sample collection for CPTP began December 19, 2008 and ended on July 31, 2015. Approximately 50 mL of non-fasting blood was collected from each of 29,183 consenting research participants who attended a study centre. Post collection, blood samples were divided into 0.5mL or 1mL cryovial aliquots. Biomarker Analysis was performed on every participant and quantative variables were derived for each sample type collected. 27 2008 - 2018
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Canadian Diet History Questionnaire I (CDHQ-I) - Detail This food frequency questionnaire was intended to assess food and nutrient intakes in the year prior to questionnaire completion, and was typically completed within 4-6 months of HLQ completion and at the same time as the PYTPAQ. Provides summarized nutrient estimates by food item. 153 2000-2008
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Canadian Diet History Questionnaire I (CDHQ-I) - Result This food frequency questionnaire was intended to assess food and nutrient intakes in the year prior to questionnaire completion, and was typically completed within 4-6 months of HLQ completion and at the same time as the PYTPAQ. Provides summarized nutrient estimates. 75 2000-2008
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Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) consists of compiled and derived standardized environmental exposure data about air quality, green spaces, walkability, noise, climate and extreme weather and other aspects of the urban/suburban environment for linking to human health research platforms. Specifically, using geographic information systems and satellite imagery to obtain geospatial and temporal data. 103 2008-2015
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CORE This questionnaire replaced the UHLQ and PANS and was a refined version of them. Small changes were made based on feedback from research participants to make the questionnaire easier to complete. It included sections on demographic characteristics, cancer screening tests, reproductive health, personal medical history, current medication use, family health history, sleep, sun exposure, food consumed, alcohol, smoking, physical activity, work and body measurements. It is recommended that if you request data from CORE, that you also choose the similar variables from UHLQ/PANS. 415 2011-2015
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Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ) This survey contained questions about personal and family health history, cancer screening behaviour, reproductive health, smoking, sun exposure, spirituality, social support and stress, body measurements and demographic characteristics. 262 2000-2008
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Past-Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYTPAQ) The PYTPAQ was designed to obtain information about the type and amount of physical activity undertaken by participants in the past twelve months, and was typically completed at the same time as the CDHQ-I. It asked participants to consider the type of activity they completed in four areas: occupation, household, leisure time and transportation. 57 2000-2008
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Physical Activity & Nutrition Survey (PANS) This survey asked about physical activity and dietary habits. The physical activity section was the long form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, while the nutrition sections asked about consumption of servings of several food groups similar to those used in Canada’s Food Guide. 116 2009-2011
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Physical Measurements Research Participants who attended a Study Centre had several measurements taken during their visit. These included blood pressure, sitting height, standing height, waist and hip circumferences, grip strength, weight and bioimpedance. 61 2009-2015
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Survey 2004 Survey 2004 was distributed to participants who joined ATP between 2000 and 2003. It contained questions on personal health history, cancer screening tests, sun exposure, smoking, body measurements, lifetime weight pattern, alcohol, sleep and shift work, health risk perception, quality of life, demographic characteristics and for women, hormone replacement therapy use. 396 2004
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Survey 2008 Survey 2008 was distributed in 2008 to research participants who joined ATP between 2001 and 2007. This questionnaire included information on lifetime residential history, personal and family health history, cancer screening tests, smoking, quality of life, fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, sleep and shift work, built environment, work history, body measurements and demographic information. 503 2008
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Updated Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire (UHLQ) This questionnaire was based on ATP’s original Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ) completed by all participants who joined ATP between 2001 and 2008. Questions covered topics such as personal and family health history, health check-ups, reproductive health, past-year medication use, alcohol, smoking, sun exposure, sleep, occupation and demographic characteristics. 299 2009-2011
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