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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

This data is also available only for Atlantic PATH participants and includes information about:


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

Questions Unique to the Atlantic Provinces

Completed by 13,800 Atlantic PATH participants,this questionnaire includes information about:

1. cooking and water sources,The questionnaire

2. allergies,

3. diet,

4. depression,

5. weight,

6. exercise (long form IPAC),

7. residential history, and

8. occupational and environmental health.

Data Dictionary:  The Core Questionnaire and Questions Unique to Atlantic Provinces data dictionaries are available here.

Physical measures:  Left or right handedness, height, weight, hip and waist circumferences.

Biological samples: Approximately 134,000 primary biological samples were collected from 32,500 participants, including venous blood samples, dried blood spots, urine, saliva, and toenails.

Longitudinal follow-up: Currently participants are completing a Catch-up/Followup Questionnaire. 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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