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Table 2 Participant characteristics by mode of data collection, Rhode Island, 2003–2005

From: Differential response effects of data collection mode in a cancer screening study of unmarried women ages 40–75 years: A randomized trial

  Assigned Mode Choice of CASI
  CATI (n = 200) SAMQ (n = 202) CASI (n = 197) CASI-I (n = 83) CASI-D (n = 114)
Characteristic n % n % n % n % n %
Partner gender *           
   WPW 64 32.0 68 34.0 68 34.0 22 32.4* 46 67.7
   WPM or NPP 136 34.1 134 33.6 129 32.3 61 47.3 68 52.7
Marital status           
   Never married 100 33.1 103 34.1 99 32.8 37 37.4 62 62.6
   Previously married 100 33.7 99 33.3 98 33.0 46 46.9 52 53.1
Age in years           
   40–49 84 33.5 90 35.9 77 30.7 25 32.5 52 67.5
   50–59 63 33.3 62 32.8 64 33.9 31 48.4 33 51.6
   60–69 39 32.8 39 32.8 41 34.5 20 48.8 21 51.2
   70–75 14 35.0 11 27.5 15 37.5 7 46.7 8 53.3
Level of formal education*           
   High school, some college, or technical training 80 33.9 77 32.6 79 33.5 42 53.2* 37 46.8
   College degree or more 118 35.0 116 34.4 103 30.6 38 36.9 65 63.1
Working full-time or part-time*           
   No 54 32.3 55 32.9 58 34.7 38 65.5* 20 34.5
   Yes 144 35.8 136 33.8 122 30.4 40 32.8 82 67.2
Hispanic ethnicity           
   Yes 6 26.1 8 34.8 9 39.1 5 55.6 4 44.4
   No 192 35.2 183 33.5 171 31.3 74 43.3 97 56.7
Race*           
   Black, Native American, Biracial, Multiracial 54 40.0 39 28.9 42 31.1 28 66.7* 14 33.3
   White 143 33.0 152 35.1 138 31.9 52 37.7 86 62.3
Source of recruitment*           
   Print media 47 36.2 45 34.6 38 29.2 11 29.0* 27 71.0
   Community settings 30 30.9 38 39.2 29 29.9 17 58.6 12 41.4
   Mailings/flyers 38 34.6 36 32.7 36 32.7 14 38.9 22 61.1
   Personal networks 37 28.5 41 31.5 52 40.0 15 28.9 37 71.2
   Health fair/other 48 36.4 42 31.8 42 31.8 26 61.9 16 38.1
  1. SAMQ = Self-Administered Mailed Questionnaire; CATI = Computer Assisted Telephone Interview.
  2. CASI = Computer Assisted Self Interview; CASI-I = In-person CASI; CASI-D = Mailed disk CASI.
  3. WPW = Women who partner with women; WPM = Women who partner with men; NPP = No partnering preference.
  4. Note: There were no significant differences across mode of data collection (CATI vs. SAMQ vs. CASI).
  5. * Significant difference between types of CASI (in-person vs. mailed disk).