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Atlantic PATH Research Platform

The Research Platform is a unique resource for Canadian and International Researchers interested in health services, health utilization, population health and epidemiological research.

 

Data provided by Atlantic PATH Participants 

31,000 participants, aged 35-69 have entrusted us with detailed information about genetics, lifestyle, behavior, and their environment.

Participants provided this study data through the following two questionnaires:

CPTP Core Questionnaire

This questionnaire was completed by all Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) participants across the country (n=~300,000), including Atlantic PATH participants (n=~31,000).

The harmonized data for participants from across Canada is available through the CPTP Project Portal. Details about the application process are available online and questions can be directed to access@partnershipfortomorrow.ca.

This data includes information about:

  • demographics
  • health status
  • men’s health
  • medical history including chronic disease diagnoses
  • medication use
  • family health history
  • physical activity (short form IPAC)
  • sleep patterns
  • sunlight exposure
  • diet and alcohol consumption
  • physical measurements
  • women’s health
  • tobacco use and second hand smoke exposure

Measured Physical Indices:  body composition, blood pressure, grip strength, height, weight, waist and hip circumference.

Biological samples include

    • Blood samples (64%, ~23,000 participants)
      • Red blood cells
      • Buffy coat
      • Blood serum
      • Blood plasma
    • Blood spots (33%, ~12,000 participants)
    • Urine (36%, ~13,000 participants)
    • Saliva (25%, ~9,000 participants)
    • Toenails (85%, ~30,500 participants)The questionnaire

Questions Unique to the Atlantic Provinces

Completed by ~21,000 Atlantic PATH participants, this questionnaire includes information about:

  • cooking and water sources,
  • allergies,
  • diet,
  • depression,
  • weight,
  • exercise (long form IPAC),
  • residential history, and
  • occupational and environmental health.

Longitudinal follow-up: Participants are currently completing a Follow-Up Questionnaire that will provide longitudinal data. New variables include marijuana and e-cigarette use. More details will be available once the data has been added to the Research Platform

 Linkage Data:

We are enriching the Research Platform with comprehensive routinely collected health care, health services, and population health data.  Approved Researchers will have access to longitudinal, person-specific, de-identified health data linked to our data from the following Atlantic Provincial databases:

  • Cancer Registries
  • Physician Billing
  • Hospital Discharge Abstracts
  • Vital Statistics (death)
  • Hospital-based and community-based ambulatory care, including emergency rooms.

 

 Access Atlantic PATH Data

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