Random digit dialing and directory based samples in telephone surveys of HIV risk: a comparison from the Australian Study of Health and Relationships

Smith, Anthony M A, de Visser, Richard O and Rissel, Chris E (2005) Random digit dialing and directory based samples in telephone surveys of HIV risk: a comparison from the Australian Study of Health and Relationships. Annals of Epidemiology, 15 (3). pp. 232-235. ISSN 1047-2797

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Abstract

Purpose: To compare the estimates of HIV-related risk derived from a sample drawn through random digit dialing and that component of the sample drawn from households listed in a telephone directory.

Methods: The prevalence of key outcomes, and their 95% confidence intervals, was estimated for the total sample and for that component of the sample drawn from households listed in a telephone directory.

Results: On all outcome measures the sample derived from listed households was more conservative. With few exceptions, the estimates derived from the overall sample and from listed households were not significantly different.

Conclusion: A continued reliance on random digit dialing seems unwarranted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Co-author as part of research team
Keywords: Epidemiology; Statistics; Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Studies; Sexual Behavior; Risk Factors
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Richard deVisser
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 12:30
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14028
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