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Table 1 Sampling projections and final recruitment by region and parish

From: Factors affecting study efficiency and item non-response in health surveys in developing countries: the Jamaica national healthy lifestyle survey

Health Region Parish Projected Sample Actual Number Recruited Recruitment effort
    M F Total #Contacted Resp. rate
   (n) n (%) n (%)    (%)
  Kingston 36 10 (28.6) 25(71.4) 35   
  St. Andrew 432 124(28.4) 312(71.6) 436   
  St. Thomas 72 23(31.9) 49(68.1) 72   
  St. Catherine 396 128(33.2) 257(66.8) 385   
SERHA   936    928 1147 80.9
  Portland 108 44 (40.7) 64 (59.3) 108   
  St. Mary 72 32 (42.7) 43 (57.3) 75   
  St. Ann 144 54 (37.5) 90 (62.5) 144   
NERHA   324    326 334 97.6
  Trelawny 36 15 (40.5) 22 (59.5) 38   
  St. James 144 54 (37.5) 90 (62.5) 144   
  Hanover 108 26 (24.1) 82 (75.9) 108   
  Westmoreland 108 34 (31.5) 74 (68.5) 108   
WRHA   396    398 413 96.4
  St. Elizabeth 72 24 (33.3) 48 (66.7) 72   
  Manchester 108 38 (35.2) 70 (64.8) 108   
  Clarendon 180 74 (41.1) 106 (58.9) 180   
SRHA   360    360 402 89.5
TOTAL   2016 680 (33.8) 1332(66.2) 2012 2296 87.6
  1. SERHA = South East Regional Health Authority;
  2. NERHA = North East Regional Health Authority
  3. WRHA = Western Regional Health Authority
  4. SRHA = Regional Health Authority
  5. Resp. Rate = Response Rate