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Table 6 Non-Response Rates (%) to Questions by Categories

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

Demographic Questions Total Males Females Rural Residents Urban Residents
   Level of Education 0.8 0.2 1.1 0.4 1.2
   Employment status 1.4 0.6 1.9 1.4 1.5
   Possession of second occupation 3.4 2.2 4.0 2.8 4.1
   Religious affiliation 1.2 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.6
Family's Medical History Total Males Females Rural Residents Urban Residents
   Mother's history of hypertension 6.6 6.9 6.4 7.0 6.0
   Father's history of hypertension 9.3 9.0 9.5 9.0 9.7
   Mother's history of diabetes 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.0
   Father's history of diabetes 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0
Own Medical History Total Males Females Rural Residents Urban Residents
   Time of last BP measurement 1.6 2.4 1.2 1.0 2.3*
   Told suffering hypertension 1.7 2.7 1.2* 1.6 1.8
   Told suffering diabetes 1.4 1.3 1.4 0.9 2.0*
   Told had heart attack 1.0 0.6 1.2 0.4 1.7**
   Told suffered stroke 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.3 1.2*
   Told suffering cancer 1.7 1.8 1.7 1.1 2.4*
Social Amenities Total Males Females Rural Residents Urban Residents
   Type of toilet facilities 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.1 1.1**
   Household size (persons) 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.3 1.0*
   No of rooms in house 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.6 1.5*
   Income 30.3 27.9 31.5 28.8 32.0
Sexual Practices Total Males Females Rural Residents Urban Residents
   Sexually active in the past year 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.7 0.9
   Ever had sexually transmitted disease 1.3 0.8 1.6 1.8 0.8*
   Frequency of intercourse 9.4 6.7 10.8** 9.7 8.9
   Usually uses condom 8.6 4.2 10.8** 8.6 8.6
   Number of sex partners in previous year 23.1 15.8 26.8** 21.0 25.4*
   Sexually active in the past year 1.3 0.9 1.5 1.7 0.9