The survey's main objectives were to collect etiological, attitudinal, cognitive and behavioural information regarding drinking and driving; to collect information that is representative and useful at both the provincial and national levels; and to collect baseline data which can be used to assess trends and changes in variables over time.
Data release – October 21, 1996 (in online catalogue # 89M0005XDB.)
The survey is conducted on behalf of Health and Welfare Canada. The survey's main objectives were: 1) to collect etiological, attitudinal, cognitive and behavioural information regarding drinking and driving; 2) to collect information that is representative and useful at both the provincial and national levels; and 3) to collect baseline data which can be used to assess trends and changes in variables over time. A follow up survey is possible in several years.
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
Random Digit Dialing frame. For Newfoundland and Ontario, the Elimination of Non-Working Banks (ENWB) method was used. For the remaining provinces the Waksberg method was used. For data collection there was one control form to record household composition information and a questionnaire that was administered to a person chosen at random from the eligible household members. Questionnaires and procedures were field tested in a pretest involving approximately 375 households in July 1987. Telephone data collection took place between February 29 and March 19, 1988. All telephone interviewing took place from centralized telephone facilities in Statistics Canada's regional offices.
Responding to this survey is voluntary.
Data are collected directly from survey respondents.
Non-response codes used for partial non-response. Weighted to Canadian population using age-sex provincial adjustments.
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.
Young males 16-24 are slightly under represented in unweighted figures, weights are adjusted to account for this difference.