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Table 3 Checklist for the evaluation of non-response over time in repeated cross-sectional studies

From: A framework for exploring non-response patterns over time in health surveys

Health behaviour as outcome Sport participation Watching TV
Sociodemographic subgroup Age Sex Ethnicity Age Sex Ethnicity
Step 1 Did the change in response over time differ between subgroups? Y N Y Y N Y
Step 2 Did the variation in outcome change over time? N N N N N N
Step 3 Did the difference between weighted and unweighted prevalence estimates of the outcome change over time? N N N N N N
Step 4 Did the association between sociodemographic determinants and outcome change over time? N Y N N N N
Summary Is it likely that increasing non-response over time biased estimated time trends in outcomes? N N N N N N