Patterns of non-response to a mail survey.

@article{Macera1990PatternsON,
  title={Patterns of non-response to a mail survey.},
  author={Caroline A. Macera and K. L. Jackson and Deborah R. Davis and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld and Steven Noel Blair},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={
          1427-30
        }
}
This paper describes a basic investigation of possible non-response bias in a mail survey. We compare characteristics of responders and non-responders to a mail survey of health outcomes among participants of a longitudinal study of physical activity, physical fitness, and health. Results indicate that, at the first clinic visit, the responders were essentially the same as the non-responders on personal health history and laboratory measurements, while reporting significantly more family… CONTINUE READING

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