Methodological basics and evolution of the Belgian health interview survey 1997-2008.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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BACKGROUND: The Belgian Health Interview Survey (BHIS) is organised every 4 to 5 years and collects health information from around 10,000 individuals in a face-to-face setting. This manuscript describes the methodological choices made in the sampling design, the outcomes of the previous surveys in terms of participation rates and achieved targets and the factors to be accounted for in data-analysis.METHODS: The BHIS targets all persons residing in Belgium with no restrictions on age or nationality. Trimestral copies of the National Population Registry are used as the sampling frame. To sele…

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