The CAMH Monitor, first conducted in 1977, is the longest ongoing survey of its kind of adults in Canada. The survey is designed to serve as the primary vehicle for monitoring substance use and mental health problems among Ontario adults. The CAMH Monitor provides epidemiological trends in alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; problem use; public opinion regarding drug issues and policies; and mental health among Ontarians.
About 3.000 to 5,000 Ontario adults are interviewed each year using random digit dialling. The sample is considered representative of Ontarians aged 18 years and older (about 10 million Ontarians). Your household may be randomly selected to participate in our survey.
The data user's guide documents four important aspects of the CAMH Monitor: (1) sampling design and strategy; (2) sample characteristics; (3) questionnaire and derived variables; and (4) data file description.