Survey Questions Asked

All About Alberta's Tomorrow Project

As Alberta’s largest health research study, ATP aims to reveal what causes and what may prevent cancer and chronic diseases. Following the health of 55,000 men and women for the next 50 years, this long-term cohort study provides exceptional depth and breadth of detailed information to researchers around the world. Thanks to billions of data points and thousands of biological samples, scientists will be able to explore how lifestyle, genetics and environment influence the health of generations to come.

What makes up Alberta's Tomorrow Project?

55000

Participants

30000

Blood Samples

30000

Urine Samples

215000

Surveys

Questions Asked At Each Survey

Years in Use 2000-2008 2004 2008 2009-2011 2011-2015
Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ) Canadian Diet History Questionnaire I (CDHQ-I) Past-Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire (PYTPAQ) Survey 2004 Survey 2008 Updated Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire (UHLQ) Physical Activity & Nutrition Survey (PANS) CORE
DEMOGRAPHICS
Marital status
Education level
Annual household income
Current employment status
Occupational History
Languages spoken
ETHNIC BACKGROUND
Ethnicity
Country of birth
(participant, parents
and grandparents)
Age at coming to Canada
FAMILY STRUCTURE
# of siblings
# of children
Multi birth info (twin, triplet etc.)
Age of living parents
Age of parents at death
Adopted
Income support/dependency
CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASE
PERSONAL CANCER DIAGNOSIS
Type
Age at diagnosis
Treatment received
(yes/no and type)
PERSONAL HEALTH HISTORY
Acid reflux
Angina
Arthritis
Asthma
Chronic bronchitis
Chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD)
Cirrhosis of the liver
Crohn's disease
Depression
Diabetes
Eczema
Emphysema
Heart attack
Heart problems
Hepatitis
High blood pressure
High blood sugar
High cholesterol
Irritable bowel syndrome
Lupus
Multiple sclerosis
Osteoporosis
Polyps in colon/rectum
Psoriasis
Stroke
Thyroid problems
Ulcerative colitis
Other long term conditions
(open text field)
FAMILY CANCER DIAGNOSIS
(parents, siblings & children only)
Breast cancer
Colon cancer
Ovarian cancer
Prostate cancer
Rectal cancer
Other cancer (open text field)
FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY
(parents, siblings & children only)
Arthritis
Asthma
Chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD)
Cirrhosis of the liver
Crohn's disease
Diabetes
Eczema
Heart attack
Hepatitis
High blood pressure
Irritable bowel syndrome
Lupus
Major depression
Multiple sclerosis
Osteoporosis
Psoriasis
Stroke
Ulcerative colitis
SCREENING and HEALTHCARE
CANCER SCREENING
Digital rectal exam
Fecal occult blood stool test (FOBT)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colonoscopy
Virtual colonoscopy
PSA blood test
Pap smear
Mammogram
Breast exam
Polyp removal
PRIMARY CARE SERVICES
Access to regular medical doctor
Last routine medical checkup
Last dental checkup
MEDICATION USE
Medication use
(name, DIN; open text fields)
Medication use behaviour
GENERAL HEALTH
QUALITY OF LIFE
Mobility
Self-care
Pain
Perception of risk for cancer
Perception of risk for diabetes
General health rating
Stress
Anxiety
Depression
Social support
Spirituality
SLEEP
Hours slept each night
Hours slept in a 24 hour period
Daily sleep start/stop times
Difficulty getting to/staying asleep
MEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Enlarged prostate gland
Ever had surgery on prostate
Vasectomy
WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Age of first menstrual period
Pregnancy history
(# of pregnancies, # of live births)
Breastfeeding history
(how many children;
age at first; total months)
Contraceptive Use
(age at first use; total time taken)
Fertility treatment used
to get pregnant
Oophrectomy (including age)
Hysterectomy (including age)
Menopause
Medication for menopause
HRT use
Alternative products for menopause
MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS
SUN EXPOSURE
Sunburn
Sunburn risk
Natural skin colour
Natural hair colour
Natural eye colour
Time spent outside in summer
Sunscreen use
Sun protection
Blistering sunburns
Artificial sunlight use, tanning
SMOKING AND TOBACCO (current and past use)
Cigarettes
Cigarillos
Cigars
Tobacco pipe
Chewing tobacco
Betel Nut
Paan
Sheesha
Other (i.e. electronic cigarettes)
Second hand smoke exposure
Quitting behaviours
ALCOHOL USE
Alcohol use
Binge drinking
Lifetime alcohol use
Beverage type and amount
ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS
Height
Weight
Waist circumference
Hip circumference
Adult weight history
Methods for weight loss
Medications and weight gain
NUTRITION
Vegetables
Fruit
Fruit juice
Vegetable juice
Dairy
Grains
Meat, poultry, eggs, seafood &
alternatives (legumes, nuts)
Other
(soft drinks, candy, desserts,
salty snacks, etc.)
Added fats
Meal replacements and protein bars
Artificial sweeteners
Followed a vegetarian diet
Supplements
Dark green or orange fruit/vegetables
Coffee/tea
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Employment/volunteer activities
Household activities
Recreation/leisure activities
Transportation
Sedentary behaviours
(time spent sitting)
Vigorous activity
Moderate activity
Walking
ENVIRONMENTAL and OCCUPATIONAL
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Residences
(houses, apartments, condos)
Walking time to stores,
facilities, and services
Access to services
Neighborhood streets and sidewalks
Neighborhood features/surroundings
Neighborhood safety
Postal code
Occupational History
Current job title
Age at starting current job
Current industry
Current job schedule
(including evening and shift work)
Job title held of the longest time
Industry work for the longest
amount of time
Job schedule (day, night, mixed)
worked for the longest amount
of time
Industries worked for
more than 6 months
RESIDENTIAL HISTORY
Complete lifetime
residential history
(address, postal code)
Place of longest residence
(city, country, postal code)
and length of time