Time trends in the use of field-substitution in the Belgian health interview survey

Last updated on 13-12-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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BACKGROUND: Matched field-substitution has been applied in the Belgian Health Interview Survey (BHIS) since the first round. During data-collection, non-participating households are replaced by substitute households, if needed up to seven times. In this manuscript, the use of field-substitution in the six rounds of BHIS (1997-2018) is assessed. We investigated to what extent field-substitution contributes to obtaining the requested net-sample size and whether this has evolved throughout the successive BHIS’s. METHODS: Harmonized para-data gathered throughout de data-collection phases are…

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