BC Generations Project (BCGP)

Date range: Data collection started in 2009 and is continuing

Data source: BC Generations Project (BC Cancer)

This checklist is historical and provided only for reference. Please refer to https://my.popdata.bc.ca/dar/ for the current application and checklists.


Description

The BC Generations Project (BCGP) is a BC Cancer project which has created a data and sample repository on ~30,000 British Columbia residents (aged 35-69 at enrolment) who have consented to participate in BCGP for the purpose of enabling research on the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. This data set is part of Population Data BC's BC Cancer Agency internal data holding. For additional information on BC Cancer data sets, please visit: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/data/internal/health/bcca.

Inclusions

  • BC residents who consented to participate in BCGP.

Additional information

  • Self-reported questionnaire data was collected on participants including demographics, medical history, family history of chronic disease, and lifestyle exposures.
  • Self-reported physical measurement data was collected including height, weight; and waist and hip circumference.
  • Physical measurements collected at assessment centres for a subset of participants including height, weight, sitting height, waist and hip circumference, bone density, blood pressure, body fat, grip strength and from some assessment centres lung function.
  • Biosamples (blood and urine) have also been provided by most of the cohort. The blood has been separated into buffy coat, plasma, serum and red blood cells. In approximately half of the participants whole blood preserved in 10% DMSO is also available. The biosamples are anticipated to be made available to researchers by April 2016. Prior to that time, biosample pre-analytical data will be made available.
  • In the future, we plan to make available data derived from the biosamples (e.g., genotypes).
  • Data from future questionnaires (new and follow-up) will also be made available.
  • The BC Generations Project is collaborating with other provinces in what is called the “Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow” project. The data collected as part of the BC Generations Project has been harmonized with similar data sets in other regions to create a larger cross-Canada data set that can be used for research purposes. This pan-Canadian data set of approximately 300,000 participants is not held at PopData.

Fields available

Date of questionnaire completion Date on which the questionnaire or the interview is completed (YYYY/MM/DD).
PERSONAL MEDICAL HISTORY
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
Lifetime occurrence of high blood pressure, excluding during pregnancy Occurrence of high blood pressure or hypertension at any point during the life of the participant, excluding during pregnancy.
Age at first diagnosis of high blood pressure, excluding during pregnancy Age of the participant at first diagnosis of high blood pressure or hypertension, excluding during pregnancy. 
Currently under treatment for high blood pressure Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for high blood pressure or hypertension, excluding during pregnancy.
Myocardial Infarction
Lifetime occurrence of myocardial infarction Occurrence of myocardial infarction at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of myocardial infarction Age of the participant at first diagnosis of myocardial infarction.
Currently under treatment for myocardial infarction Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for myocardial infarction.
Stroke
Lifetime occurrence of stroke Occurrence of stroke at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of stroke Age of the participant at first diagnosis of stroke.
Currently under treatment for stroke Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for stroke.
Asthma
Lifetime occurrence of asthma Occurrence of asthma at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of asthma Age of the participant at first diagnosis of asthma.
Currently under treatment for asthma Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for asthma.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Lifetime occurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Occurrence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at any point during the life of the participant. Includes: chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Age at first diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Age of the participant at first diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Major Depression
Lifetime occurrence of major depression Occurrence of major depression at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of major depression onset Age of the participant at first diagnosis of major depression.
Diabetes
Lifetime occurrence of diabetes Occurrence of diabetes at any point during the life of the participant.
Lifetime diabetes type Type of diabetes diagnosed (type 1 or type 2 or gestational diabetes - female only).
Age at first diagnosis of diabetes Age of the participant at first diagnosis of diabetes.
Currently under treatment for diabetes Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for diabetes.
Liver Cirrhosis
Lifetime occurrence of liver cirrhosis Occurrence of liver cirrhosis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of liver cirrhosis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of liver cirrhosis.
Chronic Hepatitis
Lifetime occurrence of chronic hepatitis Occurrence of chronic hepatitis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of chronic hepatitis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of chronic hepatitis.
Crohn’s Disease
Lifetime occurrence of Crohn's disease Occurrence of Crohn's disease at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of Crohn's disease Age of the participant at first diagnosis of Crohn's disease.
Ulcerative Colitis
Lifetime occurrence of ulcerative colitis Occurrence of ulcerative colitis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of ulcerative colitis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lifetime occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome Occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome Age of the participant at first diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome.
Eczema
Lifetime occurrence of eczema Occurrence of eczema at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of eczema Age of the participant at first diagnosis of eczema.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lifetime occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus Age of the participant at first diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Psoriasis
Lifetime occurrence of psoriasis Occurrence of psoriasis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of psoriasis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of psoriasis
Multiple Sclerosis
Lifetime occurrence of multiple sclerosis Occurrence of multiple sclerosis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of multiple sclerosis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
Osteoporosis
Lifetime occurrence of osteoporosis Occurrence of osteoporosis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of osteoporosis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of osteoporosis.
Arthritis
Lifetime occurrence of arthritis Occurrence of arthritis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of arthritis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of arthritis.
Arthritis Type (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, other type of arthritis) Type of arthritis diagnosed (rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis or other type of arthritis). Note: Up to three types may be specified. The participant could specify what other type of arthritis in an open variable.
Emphysema
Lifetime occurrence of emphysema Occurrence of emphysema at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of emphysema Age of the participant at first diagnosis of emphysema.
Currently under treatment for emphysema Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for emphysema.
Chronic Bronchitis
Lifetime occurrence of chronic bronchitis Occurrence of chronic bronchitis at any point during the life of the participant.
Age at first diagnosis of chronic bronchitis Age of the participant at first diagnosis of chronic bronchitis.
Currently under treatment for chronic bronchitis Indicator of whether the participant is currently under treatment for chronic bronchitis.

Cancer
*Note: Up to 6 fields may be provided to correspond with up to six types of cancers that can be reported.

Lifetime occurrence of cancer Occurrence of cancer at any point during the life of the participant.
Cancer: Type* Name of other type of cancer diagnosed.
Cancer: Age at first diagnosis* Age of the participant at cancer first diagnosis.
Cancer: Ever treated* Indicator of whether the participant ever received a treatment for the cancer diagnosed.
Cancer: Ever treated with chemotherapy* Indicator of whether the participant ever received chemotherapy for the cancer diagnosed.
Cancer: Ever treated with radiation* Indicator of whether the participant ever received radiation treatment for the cancer diagnosed.
Cancer: Ever treated with surgery* Indicator of whether the participant ever had a surgery for the cancer diagnosed.
Cancer: Ever treated with other treatment* Indicator of whether the participant ever received other treatments for the cancer diagnosed.
FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY
High Blood Pressure in family
Family history of high blood pressure Occurrence of high blood pressure at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of high blood pressure in children Occurrence of high blood pressure at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with high blood pressure Total number of participant's biological children with high blood pressure.
Lifetime occurrence of high blood pressure in father Occurrence of high blood pressure at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of high blood pressure in mother Occurrence of high blood pressure at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of high blood pressure in siblings Occurrence of high blood pressure at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with high blood pressure Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with high blood pressure.
Myocardial Infarction in family
Family history of myocardial infarction Occurrence of myocardial infarction at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of myocardial infarction in children Occurrence of myocardial infarction at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with myocardial infarction Total number of participant's biological children with myocardial infarction.
Lifetime occurrence of myocardial infarction in father Occurrence of myocardial infarction at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of myocardial infarction in mother Occurrence of myocardial infarction at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of myocardial infarction in siblings Occurrence of myocardial infarction at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with myocardial infarction Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with myocardial infarction.
Stroke in family
Family history of stroke Occurrence of stroke at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of stroke in children Occurrence of stroke at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with stroke Total number of participant's biological children with stroke.
Lifetime occurrence of stroke in father Occurrence of stroke at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of stroke in mother Occurrence of stroke at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of stroke in siblings Occurrence of stroke at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with stroke Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with stroke.
Asthma in family
Family history of asthma Occurrence of asthma at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of asthma in children Occurrence of asthma at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with asthma Total number of participant's biological children with asthma.
Lifetime occurrence of asthma in father Occurrence of asthma at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of asthma in mother Occurrence of asthma at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of asthma in siblings Occurrence of asthma at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with asthma Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with asthma.
Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease in family
Family history of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease Occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease in children Occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease Total number of participant's biological children with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.
Lifetime occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease in father Occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease in mother Occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease in siblings Occurrence of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease.
Major Depression in family
Family history of major depression Occurrence of major depression at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of major depression in children Occurrence of major depression at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with major depression Total number of participant's biological children with major depression.
Lifetime occurrence of major depression in father Occurrence of major depression at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of major depression in mother Occurrence of major depression at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of major depression in siblings Occurrence of major depression at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with major depression Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with major depression.
Diabetes in family
Family history of diabetes Occurrence of diabetes at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of diabetes in children Occurrence of diabetes at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with diabetes Total number of participant's biological children with diabetes.
Lifetime occurrence of diabetes in father Occurrence of diabetes at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of diabetes in mother Occurrence of diabetes at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of diabetes in siblings Occurrence of diabetes at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with diabetes Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with diabetes.
Liver Cirrhosis in family
Family history of liver cirrhosis Occurrence of liver cirrhosis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of liver cirrhosis in children Occurrence of liver cirrhosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with liver cirrhosis Total number of participant's biological children with liver cirrhosis.
Lifetime occurrence of liver cirrhosis in father Occurrence of liver cirrhosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of liver cirrhosis in mother Occurrence of liver cirrhosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of liver cirrhosis in siblings Occurrence of liver cirrhosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with liver cirrhosis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with liver cirrhosis.
Chronic Hepatitis in family
Family history of chronic hepatitis Occurrence of chronic hepatitis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of chronic hepatitis in children Occurrence of chronic hepatitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with chronic hepatitis Total number of participant's biological children with chronic hepatitis.
Lifetime occurrence of father chronic hepatitis Occurrence of chronic hepatitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of mother chronic hepatitis Occurrence of chronic hepatitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of chronic hepatitis in siblings Occurrence of chronic hepatitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with chronic hepatitis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with chronic hepatitis.
Crohn’s Disease in family
Family history of Crohn's disease Occurrence of Crohn's disease at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of Crohn's disease in children Occurrence of Crohn's disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with Crohn's disease Total number of participant's biological children with Crohn's disease.
Lifetime occurrence of Crohn's disease in father Occurrence of Crohn's disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of Crohn's disease in mother Occurrence of Crohn's disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of Crohn's disease in siblings Occurrence of Crohn's disease at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with Crohn's disease Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with Crohn's disease.
Ulcerative Colitis in family
Family history of ulcerative colitis Occurrence of ulcerative colitis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of ulcerative colitis in children Occurrence of ulcerative colitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with ulcerative colitis Total number of participant's biological children with ulcerative colitis.
Lifetime occurrence of ulcerative colitis in father Occurrence of ulcerative colitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of ulcerative colitis in mother Occurrence of ulcerative colitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of ulcerative colitis in siblings Occurrence of ulcerative colitis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with ulcerative colitis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with ulcerative colitis.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome in family
Family history of irritable bowel syndrome Occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome in children Occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with irritable bowel syndrome Total number of participant's biological children with irritable bowel syndrome.
Lifetime occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome in father Occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome in mother Occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome in siblings Occurrence of irritable bowel syndrome at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with irritable bowel syndrome Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with irritable bowel syndrome.
Eczema in family
Family history of eczema Occurrence of eczema at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of eczema in children Occurrence of eczema at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with eczema Total number of participant's biological children with eczema.
Lifetime occurrence of eczema in father Occurrence of eczema at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of eczema in mother Occurrence of eczema at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of eczema in siblings Occurrence of eczema at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with eczema Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with eczema.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in family
Family history of systemic lupus erythematosus Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in children Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with systemic lupus erythematosus Total number of participant's biological children with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Lifetime occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in father Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in mother Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in siblings Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with systemic lupus erythematosus Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Psoriasis in family
Family history of psoriasis Occurrence of psoriasis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of psoriasis in children Occurrence of psoriasis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with psoriasis Total number of participant's biological children with psoriasis.
Lifetime occurrence of psoriasis in father Occurrence of psoriasis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of psoriasis in mother Occurrence of psoriasis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of psoriasis in siblings Occurrence of psoriasis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with psoriasis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with psoriasis.
Multiple Sclerosis in family
Family history of multiple sclerosis Occurrence of multiple sclerosis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of multiple sclerosis in children Occurrence of multiple sclerosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with multiple sclerosis Total number of participant's biological children with multiple sclerosis.
Lifetime occurrence of multiple sclerosis in father Occurrence of multiple sclerosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of multiple sclerosis in mother Occurrence of multiple sclerosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of multiple sclerosis in siblings Occurrence of multiple sclerosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with multiple sclerosis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with multiple sclerosis.
Osteoporosis in family
Family history of osteoporosis Occurrence of osteoporosis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of osteoporosis in children Occurrence of osteoporosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with osteoporosis Total number of participant's biological children with osteoporosis.
Lifetime occurrence of osteoporosis in father Occurrence of osteoporosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of osteoporosis in mother Occurrence of osteoporosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of osteoporosis in siblings Occurrence of osteoporosis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with osteoporosis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with osteoporosis.
Arthritis in family
Family history of arthritis Occurrence of arthritis at any point during the life of the participant's relatives (father, mother, siblings and children).
Lifetime occurrence of arthritis in children Occurrence of arthritis at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Number of children with arthritis Total number of participant's biological children with arthritis
Lifetime occurrence of arthritis in father Occurrence of arthritis at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Lifetime occurrence of arthritis in mother Occurrence of arthritis at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Lifetime occurrence of arthritis in siblings Occurrence of arthritis at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with arthritis Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) with arthritis.
Cancer in family
Lifetime occurrence of cancer in family Occurrence of cancer amongst participant's biological family members (mother, father, siblings and children).
Children with Cancer
Lifetime occurrence of cancer in children Occurrence of cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological children.
Children bladder cancer Occurrence of bladder cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with bladder cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had bladder cancer.
Children brain cancer Occurrence of brain cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with brain cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had brain cancer.
Children breast cancer Occurrence of breast cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with breast cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had breast cancer.
Children cervical cancer Occurrence of cervical cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with cervical cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had cervical cancer.
Children colon cancer Occurrence of colon cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with colon cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had colon cancer.
Children esophageal cancer Occurrence of esophageal cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with esophageal cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had esophageal cancer.
Children kidney cancer Occurrence of kidney cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with kidney cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had kidney cancer.
Children laryngeal cancer Occurrence of laryngeal cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with laryngeal cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had laryngeal cancer.
Children leukemia Occurrence of leukemia at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with leukemia Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had leukemia.
Children liver cancer Occurrence of liver cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with liver cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had liver cancer.
Children lung cancer Occurrence of lung and bronchus cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with lung cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had lung and bronchus cancer.
Children lymphoma Occurrence of lymphoma at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with lymphoma Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had lymphoma.
Children non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Children ovarian cancer Occurrence of ovarian cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with ovarian cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had ovarian cancer.
Children pancreatic cancer Occurrence of pancreatic cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with pancreatic cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had pancreatic cancer.
Children prostate cancer Occurrence of prostate cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with prostate cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had prostate cancer.
Children rectal cancer Occurrence of rectal cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with rectal cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had rectal cancer.
Children skin cancer Occurrence of skin cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with skin cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had skin cancer.
Children stomach cancer Occurrence of stomach cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with stomach cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had stomach cancer.
Children thyroid cancer Occurrence of thyroid cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with thyroid cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had thyroid cancer.
Children tracheal cancer Occurrence of tracheal cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with tracheal cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had tracheal cancer.
Children uterine cancer Occurrence of uterine cancer at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with uterine cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had uterine cancer.
Children other cancer Occurrence of other cancer than those listed at any point during the life of the biological children of the participant.
Number of children with other cancer Total number of participant's biological children that have ever had other cancer than those listed.
Father with Cancer
Lifetime occurrence of cancer in father Occurrence of cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father bladder cancer Occurrence of bladder cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father brain cancer Occurrence of brain cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father breast cancer Occurrence of breast cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father colon cancer Occurrence of colon cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father esophageal cancer Occurrence of esophageal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father kidney cancer Occurrence of kidney cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father laryngeal cancer Occurrence of laryngeal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father leukemia Occurrence of leukemia at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father liver cancer Occurrence of liver cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father lung cancer Occurrence of lung and bronchus cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father lymphoma Occurrence of lymphoma  at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father pancreatic cancer Occurrence of pancreatic cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father prostate cancer Occurrence of prostate cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father rectal cancer Occurrence of rectal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father skin cancer Occurrence of skin cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father stomach cancer Occurrence of stomach cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father thyroid cancer Occurrence of thyroid cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father tracheal cancer Occurrence of tracheal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Father other cancer Occurrence of other cancer than those listed at any point during the life of the participant's biological father.
Mother with Cancer
Lifetime occurrence of cancer in mother Occurrence of cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother bladder cancer Occurrence of bladder cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother brain cancer Occurrence of brain cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother breast cancer Occurrence of breast cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother cervical cancer Occurrence of cervical cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother colon cancer Occurrence of colon cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother esophageal cancer Occurrence of esophageal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother kidney cancer Occurrence of kidney cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother laryngeal cancer Occurrence of laryngeal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother leukemia Occurrence of leukemia at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother liver cancer Occurrence of liver cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother lung cancer Occurrence of lung and bronchus cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother lymphoma Occurrence of lymphoma at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother ovarian cancer Occurrence of ovarian cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother pancreatic cancer Occurrence of pancreatic cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother rectal cancer Occurrence of rectal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother skin cancer Occurrence of skin cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother stomach cancer Occurrence of stomach cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother thyroid cancer Occurrence of thyroid cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother tracheal cancer Occurrence of tracheal cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother uterine cancer Occurrence of uterine cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Mother other cancer Occurrence of other cancer than those listed at any point during the life of the participant's biological mother.
Siblings with Cancer
Lifetime occurrence of cancer in siblings Occurrence of cancer at any point during the life of the participant's biological siblings.
Siblings bladder cancer Occurrence of bladder cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with bladder cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had bladder cancer.
Siblings brain cancer Occurrence of brain cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with brain cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had brain cancer.
Siblings breast cancer Occurrence of breast cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with breast cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had breast cancer.
Siblings cervical cancer Occurrence of cervical cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with cervical cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had cervical cancer.
Siblings colon cancer Occurrence of colon cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with colon cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had colon cancer.
Siblings esophageal cancer Occurrence of esophageal cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with esophageal cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had esophageal cancer.
Siblings kidney cancer Occurrence of kidney cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with kidney cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had kidney cancer.
Siblings laryngeal cancer Occurrence of laryngeal cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with laryngeal cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had laryngeal cancer.
Siblings leukemia Occurrence of leukemia at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with leukemia Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had leukemia.
Siblings liver cancer Occurrence of liver cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with liver cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had liver cancer.
Siblings lung cancer Occurrence of lung and bronchus cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with lung cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had lung and bronchus cancer.
Siblings lymphoma Occurrence of lymphoma at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with lymphoma Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had lymphoma.
Siblings non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Occurrence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Siblings ovarian cancer Occurrence of ovarian cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with ovarian cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had ovarian cancer.
Siblings pancreatic cancer Occurrence of pancreatic cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with pancreatic cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had pancreatic cancer.
Siblings prostate cancer Occurrence of prostate cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with prostate cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had prostate cancer.
Siblings rectal cancer Occurrence of rectal cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with rectal cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had rectal cancer.
Siblings skin cancer Occurrence of skin cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with skin cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had skin cancer.
Siblings stomach cancer Occurrence of stomach cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with stomach cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had stomach cancer.
Siblings thyroid cancer Occurrence of thyroid cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with thyroid cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had thyroid cancer.
Siblings tracheal cancer Occurrence of tracheal cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with tracheal cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had tracheal cancer.
Siblings uterine cancer Occurrence of uterine cancer at any point during the life of the biological siblings (one or two common parents) of the participant.
Number of siblings with uterine cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had uterine cancer.
Siblings other cancer Name of other type of cancer than those listed occurring at any point during the life of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents).
Number of siblings with other cancer Total number of participant's biological siblings (one or two common parents) that have ever had other cancer than those listed.
PERSONAL HEALTH STATUS
Perception of health Participant's general perception of his/her health.
Ever had routine medical check-up Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a routine medical check-up undertaken by a doctor or a nurse.
Last routine medical check-up Last time the participant had a routine medical check-up undertaken by a doctor or a nurse, if the participant has ever had a routine medical check-up.
Ever had dental professional visit Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a dental professional visit.
Last visit with dental professional Last time the participant saw a dental professional, including a dentist or hygienist, if the participant has ever had dental professional visit.
Ever had fecal occult blood test Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT).
Last fecal occult blood test Last time the participant had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT), if the participant has ever had a fecal occult blood test (FOBT).
Ever had colonoscopy Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a colonoscopy.
Last colonoscopy Last time the participant had a colonoscopy, if the participant has ever had a colonoscopy.
Ever had sigmoidoscopy Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a sigmoidoscopy.
Last sigmoidoscopy Last time the participant had a sigmoidoscopy, if the participant has ever had a sigmoidoscopy.
Ever had sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy.
Last sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy, if the participant has ever had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.
Ever had polyp removed from colon Indicator of whether the participant has ever had a polyp removed from colon.
Women’s Health
Age at menarche Age of the female participant at menarche.
Ever used hormonal contraceptives Indicator of whether the female participant has ever used hormonal contraceptives.
Age started using hormonal contraceptives Age of the female participant when she started using hormonal contraceptives.
Duration of use of hormonal contraceptives Total duration (in months) of hormonal contraceptives use during the lifetime of the female participant.
Gravidity Total number of times a female participant has been pregnant.
Age at first pregnancy Age of female participant when she first became pregnant.
Currently pregnant Indicator of whether the female participant is currently pregnant.
Number of weeks current pregnancy Total number of weeks of the female participant's current pregnancy.
Number of pregnancies of at least 20 weeks Total number of the female participant's pregnancies that lasted at least 20 weeks.
Number of live births mothered Total number of live births the female participant has had.
Age at last pregnancy Age of the female participant when she last became pregnant.
Duration of breastfeeding Total duration (in months) of breastfeeding during the lifetime of the female participant, including all different children breastfed.
Ever received hormone fertility treatment Indicator of whether the female participant has ever received hormone fertility treatment during her life.
Occurrence of menopause Occurrence of menopause at any point during the life of the female participant.
Menopause reason Reason for menopause onset (natural or induced).
Age at menopause Age of the female participant at menopause.
Ever used hormone replacement therapy Indicator of whether the female participant has ever used hormone replacement therapy.
Age started using hormone replacement therapy Age of the female participant when she started using hormone replacement therapy
Duration of use of hormone replacement therapy Total duration (in months) of hormone replacement therapy use during the lifetime of the female participant.
Occurrence of hysterectomy Occurrence of hysterectomy at any point during the life of the female participant.
Hysterectomy onset Age of the female participant at hysterectomy.
Occurrence of oophorectomy Occurrence of oophorectomy at any point during the life of the female participant.
Number of ovaries removed Number of ovaries removed during the life of the female participant.
Bilateral oophorectomy Indicator of whether the ovaries were removed at the same time.
Age at last oophorectomy Age of the female participant at last oophorectomy.
Ever had mammography Indicator of whether the female participant has ever had a mammography.
Last mammography Last time the female participant had a mammography, if the female participant has ever had a mammography.
Ever had Pap test Indicator of whether the female participant has ever had a Pap test (Pap smear).
Last Pap test Last time the participant had a Pap test or a smear test, if the female participant has ever had a Pap test (Pap smear).
Men’s Health
Ever had PSA blood test Indicator of whether the male participant has ever had a PSA blood test for prostate cancer screening.
Last PSA blood test Last time the male participant had a PSA blood test for prostate cancer screening, if the male participant has ever had a PSA blood test.
Number of live births fathered Number of children (live birth only) a male participant has fathered.
TOBACCO USE/EXPOSURE
Cigarettes smoking status Indicator of participant cigarettes smoking status. A participant is considered a past smoker if he does not smoke currently but has ever smoked 100 cigarettes or more during his lifetime.
Ever smoked 100 cigarettes or more Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked at least 100 cigarettes during his lifetime.
Ever smoked a whole cigarette Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked a whole cigarette, if he hasn't smoked more than 100 cigarettes during his lifetime.
Age smoked a whole cigarette Age of the participant when he first smoked a whole cigarette, if he hasn't smoked more than 100 cigarettes during his lifetime.
Current cigarette smoker frequency Frequency of participant's current cigarettes consumption, if he has smoked more than 100 cigarettes during his lifetime.
Age first started smoking daily - current daily smokers Age at which the participant first started smoking cigarettes daily (current daily smokers).
Number of cigarettes smoked per day - current daily smokers Number of cigarettes smoked per day (current daily smokers)
Number of cigarettes smoked per day if 26 or more - current daily smokers Number of cigarettes smoked per day if 26 or more (current daily smokers)
Duration daily cigarettes smoking - current daily smokers Number of years the participant smoked cigarettes daily (current daily smokers).
Number of cigarettes smoked over time - current daily smokers Number of cigarettes smoked per day during the total number of years the participant smoked daily (current daily smokers).
Number of cigarettes smoked over time, if 26 or more - current daily smokers Number of cigarettes smoked per day during the total number of years the participant smoked daily, if 26 or more (current daily smokers).
One cigarette smoked frequency - current occasional smokers Indicator of the frequency at which the participant has smoked at least one cigarette in the last 30 days (current occasional smokers).
Number of cigarettes smoked per day - current occasional smokers Number of cigarettes smoked on a typical smoking day, over the past 30 days (current occasional smokers)
Ever smoked cigarettes daily - current non-daily smokers Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked daily (current non-daily smokers)
Age started smoking cigarettes daily - former daily smokers Age at which the participant started smoking cigarettes daily (former daily smokers)
Number of cigarettes smoked per day - former daily smokers Number of cigarettes smoked per day during the period the participant smoked daily (former daily smokers).
Number of cigarettes smoked per day, if 26 or more - former daily smokers Number of cigarettes smoked per day during the period the participant smoked daily, if more than 26 cigarettes (former daily smokers).
Duration of daily cigarettes smoking - former daily smokers Number of years the participant smoked daily (former daily smokers)
Period since last smoked cigarettes daily - former daily smokers Indicator of the period since the participant stopped smoking daily (former daily smokers).
Age last smoked cigarettes on most days - current non-smokers Age at which the participant last smoked cigarettes on most days (current non smokers).
Number of cigarettes smoked per day, heaviest quantity - current daily or former daily smokers During heaviest cigarette smoking period, number of cigarettes smoked per day (current daily or former daily smokers)
Number of cigarettes smoked per day, heaviest quantity, if 26 or more - current daily or former daily smokers During heaviest cigarettes smoking period, number of cigarettes smoked per day, if more than 26 cigarettes (current daily or former daily smokers)
Duration heaviest cigarettes consumption - current daily and former daily smokers Duration of heaviest cigarettes smoking period (current daily or former daily smokers)
Ever smoked cigars Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked cigars on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever smoked small cigars Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked small cigars on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever smoked pipes Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked pipes on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever used chewing tobacco or snuff Indicator of whether the participant has ever used chewing tobacco or snuff on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever used nicotine patches Indicator of whether the participant has ever used nicotine patches on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever used nicotine gum Indicator of whether the participant has ever used nicotine gum on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever used betel nut Indicator of whether the participant has ever used betel nut on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever used paan Indicator of whether the participant has ever used paan on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever smoked sheesha Indicator of whether the participant has ever smoked sheesha on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Ever used other type of tobacco or nicotine products Indicator of whether the participant has ever used other types of tobacco or nicotine products than those listed on regular basis for at least 6 months.
Other types of tobacco or nicotine products ever used, specify Name of the other types of tobacco or nicotine products ever used on a regular basis for at least 6 months.
Currently smokes cigars Indicator of whether the participant currently smokes cigars.
Currently smokes small cigars Indicator of whether the participant currently smokes small cigars.
Currently smokes pipes Indicator of whether the participant currently smokes pipes.
Currently uses chewing tobacco or snuff Indicator of whether the participant currently uses chewing tobacco or snuff.
Currently uses nicotine patches Indicator of whether the participant currently uses nicotine patches.
Currently uses nicotine gum Indicator of whether the participant currently uses nicotine gum.
Currently uses betel nut Indicator of whether the participant currently uses betel nut.
Currently uses paan Indicator of whether the participant currently uses paan.
Currently smokes sheesha Indicator of whether the participant currently smokes sheesha.
Currently uses other types of tobacco or nicotine products Indicator of whether the participant currently uses other types of tobacco or nicotine products than those listed.
Other types of tobacco or nicotine products currently used, specify Name of the other types of tobacco or nicotine products currently used.
Duration of passive smoking exposure during childhood Total duration of passive smoking exposure inside participant's home during childhood.
Duration of passive smoking exposure during adulthood at home Total duration of passive smoking exposure inside participant's home during adulthood.
Duration of passive smoking exposure during adulthood at work Total duration of passive smoking exposure during adulthood at work.
Frequency of usual passive smoking exposure at home Indicator of the frequency at which the participant is usually exposed to other people's tobacco smoke at home.
Frequency of usual passive smoking exposure during leisure activities Indicator of the frequency at which the participant is usually exposed to other people's tobacco smoke during leisure activities outside home.
Frequency of usual passive smoking exposure at work Indicator of the frequency at which the participant is usually exposed to other people's tobacco smoke at work.
ALCOHOL USE
Ever alcohol consumption Indicator of whether the participant has ever consumed alcohol.
Current use of alcohol Frequency of alcohol consumption during the past 12 months.
Current quantity of red wine consumed on weekdays In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of glasses of red wine (one glass of 142 mL or 5 ounces) consumed by the participant on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday).
Current quantity of red wine consumed on weekend days In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of glasses of red wine (one glass of 142 mL or 5 ounces) consumed by the participant on weekend days (Friday to Saturday).
Current quantity of red wine consumed per week Average number of glasses of red wine (one glass of 142 mL or 5 ounces) consumed by the participant during a typical week.
Current quantity of white wine consumed on weekdays In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of glasses of white wine (one glass of 142 mL or 5 ounces) consumed by the participant on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday).
Current quantity of white wine consumed on weekend days In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of glasses of white wine (one glass of 142 mL or 5 ounces) consumed by the participant on weekend days (Friday to Saturday).
Current quantity of white wine consumed per week Average number of glasses of white wine (one glass of 142 mL or 5 ounces) consumed by the participant during a typical week.
Current quantity of beer consumed on weekdays In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of beers (one bottle, can or glass of 341 ml or 12 ounces) consumed by the participant on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday).
Current quantity of beer consumed on weekend days In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of beers (one bottle, can or glass of 341 ml or 12 ounces) consumed by the participant on weekend days (Friday to Saturday).
Current quantity of beer consumed per week Average number of beers (one bottle, can or glass of 341 ml or 12 ounces) consumed by the participant during a typical week.
Current quantity of liquor or spirits consumed on weekdays In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of drinks of liquor/spirit (one straight or mixed drink with 1 and 1/2 ounces of liquor) consumed by the participant on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday).
Current quantity of liquor or spirits consumed on weekend days In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of drinks of liquor/spirit (one straight or mixed drink with 1 and 1/2 ounces of liquor) consumed by the participant on weekend days (Friday to Saturday).
Current quantity of liquor consumed per week Average number of drinks of liquor/spirits (one straight or mixed drink with 1 and 1/2 ounces of liquor) consumed by the participant during a typical week.
Current quantity of other kind of alcohol consumed on weekdays In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of drinks of other kinds of alcohol (not beer, liquor/spirit or wine) consumed by the participant on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday).
Current quantity of other kind of alcohol consumed on weekend days In a typical week during the past 12 months, number of drinks of other kinds of alcohol (not beer, liquor/spirit or wine) consumed by the participant on weekend days (Friday to Saturday).
Current quantity of other alcohol drink consumed per week Average number of drinks of other kinds of alcohol (not beer, liquor/spirit or wine) consumed by the participant during a typical week.
Alcohol mostly drank on weekend days Indicator of whether the participant currently consumes alcohol mostly on weekend (or non working) days.
Frequency of binge drinking - Male Frequency of binge drinking for a male participant (5 drinks or more at the same occasion) in the past 12 months.
Frequency of binge drinking - Female Frequency of binge drinking for a female participant (4 drinks or more at the same occasion) in the past 12 months.
Current alcohol consumption compared to heaviest intake Current consumption of alcohol compared to the heaviest period of alcohol consumption.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
IPAQ version Version of the IPAQ (short or long form) administered to the participant.
Frequency of vigorous activities Frequency of at least 10 minutes of vigorous activities in the last 7 days (IPAQ short form).
Average time of vigorous activities Average time per day spent doing vigorous activities in the last 7 days (IPAQ short form).
Frequency of moderate activities Frequency of at least 10 minutes of moderate activities in the last 7 days (IPAQ short form).
Average time of moderate activities Average time per day spent doing moderate activities in the last 7 days (IPAQ short form).
Frequency of walking Frequency of at least 10 minutes of walking activities in the last 7 days (IPAQ short form).
Average time of walking Average time per day spent doing walking activities in the last 7 days (IPAQ short form).
Total vigorous activities MET-minutes/week (short) Quantitative indicator of the vigorous intensity activities in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes/week (IPAQ short form).
Total moderate activities MET-minutes/week (short) Quantitative indicator of the moderate intensity activities in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes/week (IPAQ short form).
Total walking MET-minutes/week (short) Quantitative indicator of the walking activities in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes/week (IPAQ short form).
Total physical activity MET-minutes/week (short) Quantitative indicator of global physical activity in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ short form).
Total physical activity level (short) Categorical indicator of the participant's level of physical activity (IPAQ short form)
Frequency of vigorous activity at work Frequency of at least 10 minutes of vigorous activity at work in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of vigorous activity at work Average time of vigorous activity at work per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Vigorous MET-minutes/week at work Quantitative indicator of vigorous activity at work in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of moderate activity at work Frequency of at least 10 minutes of moderate activity at work in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average duration of moderate activity at work Average time of moderate physical activity at work per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Moderate MET-minutes/week at work Quantitative indicator of moderate activity at work in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of walking at work Frequency of at least 10 minutes of walking at work in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of walking at work Average time of walking at work per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Walking MET-minutes/week at work Quantitative indicator of walking at work in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Total work MET-minutes/week Quantitative indicator of total physical activity at work in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of traveling in a motor vehicle Frequency of traveling in a motor vehicle in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of traveling in a motor vehicle Average time of traveling in a motor vehicle per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of cycling for transport Frequency of at least 10 minutes of cycling as a mean of transportation in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of cycling for transport Average time of cycling as a mean of transportation per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Cycling MET-minutes/week for transport Quantitative indicator of cycling for transport in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of walking for transport Frequency of at least 10 minutes of walking as a mean of transportation in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of walking for transport Average time of walking as a mean of transportation per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Walking MET-minutes/week for transport Quantitative indicator of walking for transport in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Total transport MET-minutes/week Quantitative indicator of total physical activity as a mean of transportation in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of vigorous activity doing garden or yard chores Frequency of at least 10 minutes of vigorous activity doing garden or yard chores in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of vigorous activity doing garden or yard chores Average time of vigorous activity doing garden or yard chores per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Vigorous MET-minutes/week yard chores Quantitative indicator of vigorous activity doing garden or yard chores in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of moderate activity doing garden or yard chores Frequency of at least 10 minutes of moderate activity doing garden or yard chores in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of moderate activity doing garden or yard chores Average time of moderate activity doing garden or yard chores on average per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Moderate MET-minutes/week yard chores Quantitative indicator of moderate activity doing garden or yard chores in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of moderate activity doing inside chores Frequency of at least 10 minutes of moderate activity doing inside chores in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of moderate activity doing inside chores Average time of moderate activity doing inside chores on average per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Moderate MET-minutes/week inside chores Quantitative indicator of moderate activity doing inside chores in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Total domestic and garden MET-minutes/week Quantitative indicator of total physical activity for domestic and garden chores in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of walking for leisure Frequency of at least 10 minutes of walking for leisure in the last 7 days  (IPAQ long form).
Average time of walking for leisure Average time of walking for leisure per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form)
Walking MET-minutes/week for leisure Quantitative indicator of walking  for leisure in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of vigorous activity for leisure Frequency of at least 10 minutes of vigorous activity for leisure, in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of vigorous activity for leisure Average time of vigorous activity for leisure per day, in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Vigorous MET-minutes/week for leisure Quantitative indicator of vigorous activity for leisure in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Frequency of moderate activity for leisure Frequency of at least 10 minutes of moderate activity for leisure in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Average time of moderate activity for leisure Average time of moderate activity for leisure per day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form).
Moderate MET-minutes/week for leisure Quantitative indicator of moderate activity for leisure in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Total leisure MET-minutes/week Quantitative indicator of total physical activity for leisure in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Total vigorous activities MET-minutes/week (long) Quantitative indicator of the vigorous activities in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes/week (IPAQ long form).
Total moderate activities MET-minutes/week (long) Quantitative indicator of the moderate intensity activities in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes/week (IPAQ long form).
Total walking MET-minutes/week (long) Quantitative indicator of the walking activities in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes/week (IPAQ long form).
Total physical activity MET-minutes/week (long) Quantitative indicator of global physical activity in metabolic equivalent (MET)-minutes per week (IPAQ long form).
Total physical activity level (long) Categorical indicator of the participant's level of physical activity (IPAQ long form).
Average sitting time on week day Average time spent sitting per week day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form and short form).
Average sitting time on weekend day Average time spent sitting per weekend day in the last 7 days (IPAQ long form and short form).
Total sitting time per week Total sitting time on average per week (IPAQ long form and short form).
Average sitting time per day Average time spent sitting per day (IPAQ long form and short form).
SLEEP PATTERN
Number of minutes usually slept Number of minutes per day a participant usually sleeps, including naps.
Frequency trouble to sleep Frequency of sleeping troubles (trouble going to sleep or staying asleep).
Exposure to light at night Average quantity of light entering in the room of the participant when he is sleeping.
FRUITS and VEGETABLES
Quantity of vegetables consumed Total number of vegetable servings (about 1/2 cup or 125mL) consumed in a typical day.
Quantity of fruits consumed Total number of fruit servings (about 1/2 cup) consumed in a typical day.
Quantity of 100 percent fruit-vegetable juice consumed Total number of 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice servings  (125 mL or 1/2 cup) consumed in a typical day.
SUNLIGHT
Current use of artificial tanning equipment Indicator of the frequency at which the participant used artificial tanning equipment, for any reasons, in the past 12 months.
Skin reaction to the sun Reaction of the participant's skin when he is exposed to the sun during summer months, in the middle of the day for one hour, without any sun protection.
Time spent in the sun on typical weekdays Time per day the participant typically spends in the sun between 11 am and 4 pm on weekdays, during summer months.
Time spent in the sun on typical weekend days Time per day the participant typically spends in the sun between 11 am and 4 pm on weekend days, during summer months
Use of sun protection Indicator of the frequency at which the participant uses sun protection during summer months when exposed to the sun for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Natural hair colour Natural hair colour of the participant.
Natural eye colour Natural eye colour of the participant.

ANTHROPOMORPHIC MEASUREMENTS
Note: Measures taken and reported by participant

Handedness Dominant use or manifestations of one side of the body versus the other.
Able to stand Indicator of whether the participant is able to stand.
Standing height - self-reported Vertical measurement or distance from the foot to the head of the participant when he/she is standing. Two measures taken and reported by the participant.
Average standing height - self reported Average of the two vertical measurements or distance from the foot to the head of the participant when he/she is standing.
Weight - self-reported Measurement of the weight. Two measures taken and reported by the participant.
Average weight - self-reported Average of the two weight measurements.
Hip circumference - self-reported Measurement of the circumference around the hips. Two measures taken and reported by the participant.
Average hip circumference - self-reported Average of the two hip circumference measurements.
Waist circumference - self-reported Measurement of the circumference around the waist. Two measures taken and reported by the participant.
Average waist circumference - self-reported Average of the two waist circumference measurements.
Waist to hip ratio - self-reported Ratio calculated using waist and hip circumference measurements.
Body mass index - self-reported Weight (in kg) divided by height (in m) squared.
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
Age at recruitment calculated Participant's age at recruitment, derived from birth date and date of questionnaire completion or date of the interview.
Gender Gender of the participant.
Birth Country
Participant's country of birth Country where the participant was born.
Mother's country of birth Country where the participant's biological mother was born.
Father's country of birth Country where the participant's biological father was born.
Maternal grandmother's country of birth Country where the participant's biological maternal grandmother was born.
Maternal grandfather's country of birth Country where the participant's biological maternal grandfather was born.
Paternal grandmother's country of birth Country where the participant's biological paternal grandmother was born.
Paternal grandfather's country of birth Country where the participant's biological paternal grandfather was born.
Age of arrival in Canada Age of the participant when he first came to live in Canada.
Family Members/Household
Number of biological brothers Number of biological (one or two common parents) brothers of the participant
Number of biological sisters Number of biological (one or two common parents) sisters of the participant.
Number of biological siblings Number of biological (one or two common parents) siblings of the participant.
Number of siblings older than participant Number of biological (one or two common parents) siblings older than the participant.
Child of a multiple birth Indicator of whether the participant was a child of a multiple birth
Adopted Indicator of whether the participant was adopted.
Marital status Participant's current marital status.
Number of adults in the household Number of adults (age 18 or older) currently living in the same household including the participant.
Number of children in the household Number of children (under 18 years of age) currently living in the participant's household.
Languages
Language first learned First language(s) learned at home by the participant that he/she can still understand.
Ethnic background
Participant's ethnic background Participant's ethnic background.
Mother's ethnic background Participant's biological mother's ethnic background.
Father's ethnic background Participant's biological father's ethnic background.
Income and Employment
Household income before taxes Average annual income, before taxes, of the participant's entire household including salaries, pensions, and allowances.
Number of individuals supported by income Number of individuals supported by the average annual income of the participant's entire household, including children, parents and other persons living outside the participant's home. 
Current job or upaid work outside the home Indicator of the participant currently having a job or doing any upaid work outside the home (IPAQ long form).
Full-time employed Indicator of whether the participant is currently employed full-time (paid employment or self-employed). Full time means 30 hours or more per week.
Part-time employed Indicator of whether the participant is currently employed part-time (paid employment or self-employed). Part time means less than 30 hours per week.
Retired Indicator of whether the participant is currently retired.
Looking after home/family Indicator of whether the participant is currently looking after a home and/or a family.
Unable to work Indicator of whether the participant is currently unable to work because of sickness or disability.
Unemployed Indicator of whether the participant is currently unemployed.
Doing unpaid work Indicator of whether the participant is currently doing unpaid or voluntary work.
Student Indicator of whether the participant is currently a student.
Employment status Indicator of whether the participant currently has paid employment or is self-employed (including full-time and part time status).
Current type of industry Type of industry in which the participant currently works
Current type of job Participant's current job type - specified categories.
Current job title Participant's current job title - open text.
Age started current job Age at which the participant started working at his current job.
Current working schedule Working schedule of the participant at his current job.
Current occupation held for longest duration Indicator of whether the current job of the participant is the one he held the longest.
Type of industry for occupation of longest duration Type of industry in which the participant worked for the longest duration.
Type of job held for longest duration Participant's type of job held for longest period of time - specified categories.
Job title for occupation of longest duration Participant's type of job held for longest period of time - open text.
Working schedule for occupation held longest time Working schedule of the participant at his job held for longest duration.
Age started job of longest duration Age at which the participant started working at the job held for longest duration.
Age stopped job of longest duration Age at which the participant stopped working at the job held for longest duration.

 


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