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This article describes and evaluates a procedure for imputing missing values for a relatively complex data structure when the data are missing at random. The imputations are obtained by fitting a sequence of regression models and drawing values from the corresponding predictive distributions. The types of regression models used are linear, logistic,(More)
CONTEXT A prominent hypothesis regarding social inequalities in mortality is that the elevated risk among the socioeconomically disadvantaged is largely due to the higher prevalence of health risk behaviors among those with lower levels of education and income. OBJECTIVE To investigate the degree to which 4 behavioral risk factors (cigarette smoking,(More)
OBJECTIVES This report describes how the continuous National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) (begun in 2006) was designed, planned, and implemented. The NSFG is a continuous national survey of men and women 15-44 years of age designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates; men's and women's health; and parenting. (More)
All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Acknowledgments T his report describes the sample design, associated estimation procedures, and variance estimation methods used in Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth. of NCHS. The(More)
The Healthy Environments Partnership (HEP) is a community-based participatory research effort investigating variations in cardiovascular disease risk, and the contributions of social and physical environments to those variations, among non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Hispanic residents in three areas of Detroit, Michigan. Initiated in October(More)
OBJECTIVE The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) collects data on pregnancy, childbearing, men's and women's health, and parenting from a national sample of women and men 15-44 years of age in the United States. This report describes the sample design for the NSFG's new continuous design and the effects of that design on weighting and variance(More)
This report presents an approach to analyzing data from a survey with a complex sample design. The data used to illustrate the approach are from the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Sutvey, a national probability sample survey that was conducted in 1971–74 with an augmentation survey in 1974-75. Data are examined using regression techniques,(More)
Two stage random digit dialing procedures as developed by Mitofsky and elaborated by Waksberg are widely used in telephone sampling of the U.S. household population. Current alternative approaches have, relative to this procedure, coverage and cost deficiencies. These deficiencies are addressed through telephone sample designs which use listed number(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a population-based human exposure study in response to concerns among the population of Midland and Saginaw counties, Michigan, that discharges by the Dow Chemical Company of dioxin-like compounds into the nearby river and air had led to an increase in residents' body burdens of polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDDs), polychlorinated(More)