Canadian Alcohol and Drugs Survey: Public Use Microdata File

Release date: December 24, 2021

This public use microdata file (PUMF) is from the Canadian Alcohol and Drugs Survey and includes information about the use of substances, including alcohol, cannabis and other drugs. This product is for users who prefer to do their own analysis by focusing on specific subgroups in the population or by cross-classifying variables that were not the focus of our release in The Daily.

This product is also available using Statistics Canada's electronic file transfer service.

For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): Canadian Alcohol and Drugs Survey.

Occasionally, files such as these require updates. Please re-visit this page to verify if more recent versions are available.

Reference period 2019 : CSV | SAS | SPSS | STATA

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About PUMFs

Downloading a Public Use Microdata File (PUMF) allows you to conduct your own analysis. The microdata file is in CSV or TXT format.

The zip file contains the data file and the associated documentation such as user guides, codebooks, layout cards or syntax files.

PUMFs consist of sets of records containing information on individuals or households (microdata). They are non-aggregated data that are carefully modified, then reviewed to ensure that no individual or business is directly or indirectly identified.

PUMFs are microdata files that require specialized statistical software in order to read, manipulate, and analyze the dataset. The software is used to combine the microdata and metadata to create a file for analysis.

Statistics Canada Open Licence governs the use of PUMFs.

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; infostats@statcan.gc.ca).

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