2009 Consumption and Activities Mail Survey (CAMS)

CAMS 2009 is the fifth wave of the Consumption and Activities Mail Survey that began in 2001. The sample for the 2009 CAMS mirrored that of 2005 and 2007. In the fall of 2009, a total of 7,231 questionnaires were mailed. Of the 7,231 questionnaires, 4,954 were the "full" version, and 2,277 were the "partial" version. The response rate is 73.7% for the total sample (across both versions of the questionnaires). The response rate for the "full" questionnaire is 72.4% and for the "partial" version the response rate is 76.5%.

Field DatesSep 2009 – Dec 2009
Response Rate73.7 % (not adjusted for mortality or undeliverable questionnaires)
Latest ReleaseApr 2010 (Final V.1.0)
Data AlertsNone reported for this product