ERIC Number: ED086716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Sample Design and Estimation Procedures for a National Health Examination Survey of Children.
Bryant, E. Earl; And Others
This report presents considerations for sample design and estimation procedures for the Health Examination Survey, one of the major survey programs employed by the National Center for Health Statistics. The survey collects data which provide national estimates and distributions of various health characteristics related to the growth and development of 6- to 11-year-olds in the noninstitutional population of the United States. To ensure the accurate collection of this data, the report blends survey objectives, budgetary resources, logistical considerations, and time limitations with organized speculation concerning population parameters and unit operating costs. Considerations are presented to determine the optimum design with respect to sample size, sample allocation, sampling frame, and operational procedures. The appendixes include a glossary of terms, the procedure for forming and stratifying the population sampling unit in the current survey, and the household questionnaire used to collect data. Several statistical tables are distributed throughout the report. (BRB)
Descriptors: Children, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Health, National Surveys, Research Methodology, Sample Size, Sampling, Statistical Data, Statistical Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (DHEW Publication No. HRA 74-1005, $.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHEW/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
Note: Vital and Health Statistics, Data Evaluation and Methods Research, Series 2, Number 43