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National survey of family growth, cycle IV; evaluation of linked design
  • Published Date:
    July 1993
Filetype[PDF - 1.97 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) ; Westat, inc ;
  • Pubmed ID:
    8212600
  • Series:
    Vital and health statistics. Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research ; no. 117
    DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 93-1391
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  • Description:
    "This report is the third in the NCHS Vital and Health Statistics Series that evaluates the error and cost effects of linking the sample design of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) to the design of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), NSFG Cycles I-III had been designed as stand-alone area household sample surveys. The sampling paradigm of the linked NSFG survey design is that the file of names and addresses of the NHIS sample households, including the information collected about them in NHIS, serves as the NSFG sampling frame. The first report, Integration of Sample Design for the National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle IV, With the National Health Interview Survey (Series 2, No. 96), estimated the NSFG design effects resulting from linking the NSFG to the NHIS design instead of designing the NSFG independently. The design effects based on statistical modeling investigations were quite encouraging and indicated that linkage was likely to produce substantial goins in the NSFG sample design efficiency. The second report, Linking the National Survey of Family Growth With the National Interview Survey (Series 2, No. 103), presented results that were based on survey experiments in which alternative design options for linking the NSFG to the NHIS were tested, The experiments demonstrated conclusively the feasibility as well as the efficiency of linking the NHIS and NSFG sample designs. Although the findings did not lead to a definitive determination of the optimal design for integrating the NHIS and NSFG designs, the findings did provide the basis for making informed choices for integrating the NSFG Cycle IV design with the NHIS. This, the third report, evaluates the linked design that was executed in conducting NSFG Cycle IV. For fixed precision, it compares the actual NSFG Cycle IV costs with those expected for an unlinked design and for two somewhat more efficient linked designs that might have been executed under more ideal conditions." - p. iii

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