The purpose of this survey was to provide data that will be used by Health Canada, the Health Promotion Directorate as well as Researchers for alcohol and other drug use in Canada. Information will be used to inform the decision making and program planning efforts of policy makers, practitioners and researchers.
Data release – November 17, 1995
The data will be used by Health Canada, the Health Promotion Directorate as well as Researchers for alcohol and other drug use in Canada. Information will be used to inform the decision making and program planning efforts of policy makers, practitioners and researchers.
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
For each province, lists of telephone numbers in use were purchased from the telephone companies and lists of working banks were extracted. Each bank was assignet to a stratum within its province. A random sample of telephone numbers was generated in each stratum (from working banks). An attempt was made to generate the entire sample of telephone numbers on the first day of interviewing. Therefore, a prediction of the percentagle of numbers dialled that would reach a household had to be made (this is known as the "hit rate"). The hit rate was estimated using information from previous RDD surveys, specifically the General Social Survey, Cycle 8. For this survey, 46.1% of the numbers dialled reached households. An attempt was made to conduct a CADS interview with one randomly selected person from each household.
Data collection for this reference period: September 7, 1994 – November 5, 1994
Responding to this survey is voluntary.
Data are collected directly from survey respondents.
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.