The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan

Yaw Tang Shih, Yung Tai Hung, Hsing Yi Chang, Jen Pei Liu, Hui Sheng Lin, Ming Cheng Chang, Fong-ching Chang, Chao A. Hsiung, Shang Liang Wu

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

72 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives: NHIS is a survey to understand the general health of the resident civilian non-institutionalized population in Taiwan. Once the regular survey system is well established, it will provide information in making timely health related policies. Method: This survey incorporated a multi-stage stratified systematic sampling scheme. It first divided 359 townships/districts of Taiwan into 7 strata according to their geographical location and degree of urbanization. Townships or districts in each stratum were selected with selection probability proportional to their sizes (PPS). In each selected township/district, lins (the smallest administrative unit) were selected with PPS. Four households were selected randomly from each selected lin. Each member in the selected household was to be interviewed. Results: Altogether, 6,592 households (26,658 persons) were sampled from the whole Taiwan area. Due to the small population sizes of mountainous areas and off-shore islands, these areas were oversampled. In mountainous areas, another 608 households (2,797 persons) were sampled. In off-shore islands, 432 households (1,954 persons) were sampled. This resulted in equal probability samples. Development of questionnaires was based on the DOH needs of health indicators and the nature and nurture factors affecting health. The final version of questionnaire was composed of 5 parts: questionnaire for household, for individuals older than 12 years, for individuals younger than 12 years, self-administered questionnaire for teenagers between 12 and 19 years, WHO quality of life for adults aged between 20 and 65. Conclusion: This survey was well designed. The demographic characteristics of the samples were consistent with the population. The response rate was 91.1% for households and 94.2% for individuals. The information gathered by this survey was very valuable in designing health related programs and policies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-430
Number of pages12
JournalTaiwan Journal of Public Health
Volume22
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1

Fingerprint

Health Surveys
Taiwan
Interviews
Health
Islands
Surveys and Questionnaires
Sampling Studies
Urbanization
Health Policy
Population Density
Population
Quality of Life
Demography

Keywords

  • Demographic characteristics
  • Health
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Sampling Scheme
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Shih, Y. T., Hung, Y. T., Chang, H. Y., Liu, J. P., Lin, H. S., Chang, M. C., ... Wu, S. L. (2003). The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan. Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 22(6), 419-430.

The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan. / Shih, Yaw Tang; Hung, Yung Tai; Chang, Hsing Yi; Liu, Jen Pei; Lin, Hui Sheng; Chang, Ming Cheng; Chang, Fong-ching; Hsiung, Chao A.; Wu, Shang Liang.

In: Taiwan Journal of Public Health, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.12.2003, p. 419-430.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Shih, YT, Hung, YT, Chang, HY, Liu, JP, Lin, HS, Chang, MC, Chang, F, Hsiung, CA & Wu, SL 2003, 'The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan', Taiwan Journal of Public Health, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 419-430.
Shih, Yaw Tang ; Hung, Yung Tai ; Chang, Hsing Yi ; Liu, Jen Pei ; Lin, Hui Sheng ; Chang, Ming Cheng ; Chang, Fong-ching ; Hsiung, Chao A. ; Wu, Shang Liang. / The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan. In: Taiwan Journal of Public Health. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 419-430.
@article{4c737051f8884bf88f1c432ff8d049b6,
title = "The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan",
abstract = "Objectives: NHIS is a survey to understand the general health of the resident civilian non-institutionalized population in Taiwan. Once the regular survey system is well established, it will provide information in making timely health related policies. Method: This survey incorporated a multi-stage stratified systematic sampling scheme. It first divided 359 townships/districts of Taiwan into 7 strata according to their geographical location and degree of urbanization. Townships or districts in each stratum were selected with selection probability proportional to their sizes (PPS). In each selected township/district, lins (the smallest administrative unit) were selected with PPS. Four households were selected randomly from each selected lin. Each member in the selected household was to be interviewed. Results: Altogether, 6,592 households (26,658 persons) were sampled from the whole Taiwan area. Due to the small population sizes of mountainous areas and off-shore islands, these areas were oversampled. In mountainous areas, another 608 households (2,797 persons) were sampled. In off-shore islands, 432 households (1,954 persons) were sampled. This resulted in equal probability samples. Development of questionnaires was based on the DOH needs of health indicators and the nature and nurture factors affecting health. The final version of questionnaire was composed of 5 parts: questionnaire for household, for individuals older than 12 years, for individuals younger than 12 years, self-administered questionnaire for teenagers between 12 and 19 years, WHO quality of life for adults aged between 20 and 65. Conclusion: This survey was well designed. The demographic characteristics of the samples were consistent with the population. The response rate was 91.1{\%} for households and 94.2{\%} for individuals. The information gathered by this survey was very valuable in designing health related programs and policies.",
keywords = "Demographic characteristics, Health, Questionnaire Design, Sampling Scheme, Survey",
author = "Shih, {Yaw Tang} and Hung, {Yung Tai} and Chang, {Hsing Yi} and Liu, {Jen Pei} and Lin, {Hui Sheng} and Chang, {Ming Cheng} and Fong-ching Chang and Hsiung, {Chao A.} and Wu, {Shang Liang}",
year = "2003",
month = "12",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "419--430",
journal = "Chinese Journal of Public Health",
issn = "1023-2141",
publisher = "臺灣公共衛生學會",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The design, contents, operation and the characteristics of the respondents of the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan

AU - Shih, Yaw Tang

AU - Hung, Yung Tai

AU - Chang, Hsing Yi

AU - Liu, Jen Pei

AU - Lin, Hui Sheng

AU - Chang, Ming Cheng

AU - Chang, Fong-ching

AU - Hsiung, Chao A.

AU - Wu, Shang Liang

PY - 2003/12/1

Y1 - 2003/12/1

N2 - Objectives: NHIS is a survey to understand the general health of the resident civilian non-institutionalized population in Taiwan. Once the regular survey system is well established, it will provide information in making timely health related policies. Method: This survey incorporated a multi-stage stratified systematic sampling scheme. It first divided 359 townships/districts of Taiwan into 7 strata according to their geographical location and degree of urbanization. Townships or districts in each stratum were selected with selection probability proportional to their sizes (PPS). In each selected township/district, lins (the smallest administrative unit) were selected with PPS. Four households were selected randomly from each selected lin. Each member in the selected household was to be interviewed. Results: Altogether, 6,592 households (26,658 persons) were sampled from the whole Taiwan area. Due to the small population sizes of mountainous areas and off-shore islands, these areas were oversampled. In mountainous areas, another 608 households (2,797 persons) were sampled. In off-shore islands, 432 households (1,954 persons) were sampled. This resulted in equal probability samples. Development of questionnaires was based on the DOH needs of health indicators and the nature and nurture factors affecting health. The final version of questionnaire was composed of 5 parts: questionnaire for household, for individuals older than 12 years, for individuals younger than 12 years, self-administered questionnaire for teenagers between 12 and 19 years, WHO quality of life for adults aged between 20 and 65. Conclusion: This survey was well designed. The demographic characteristics of the samples were consistent with the population. The response rate was 91.1% for households and 94.2% for individuals. The information gathered by this survey was very valuable in designing health related programs and policies.

AB - Objectives: NHIS is a survey to understand the general health of the resident civilian non-institutionalized population in Taiwan. Once the regular survey system is well established, it will provide information in making timely health related policies. Method: This survey incorporated a multi-stage stratified systematic sampling scheme. It first divided 359 townships/districts of Taiwan into 7 strata according to their geographical location and degree of urbanization. Townships or districts in each stratum were selected with selection probability proportional to their sizes (PPS). In each selected township/district, lins (the smallest administrative unit) were selected with PPS. Four households were selected randomly from each selected lin. Each member in the selected household was to be interviewed. Results: Altogether, 6,592 households (26,658 persons) were sampled from the whole Taiwan area. Due to the small population sizes of mountainous areas and off-shore islands, these areas were oversampled. In mountainous areas, another 608 households (2,797 persons) were sampled. In off-shore islands, 432 households (1,954 persons) were sampled. This resulted in equal probability samples. Development of questionnaires was based on the DOH needs of health indicators and the nature and nurture factors affecting health. The final version of questionnaire was composed of 5 parts: questionnaire for household, for individuals older than 12 years, for individuals younger than 12 years, self-administered questionnaire for teenagers between 12 and 19 years, WHO quality of life for adults aged between 20 and 65. Conclusion: This survey was well designed. The demographic characteristics of the samples were consistent with the population. The response rate was 91.1% for households and 94.2% for individuals. The information gathered by this survey was very valuable in designing health related programs and policies.

KW - Demographic characteristics

KW - Health

KW - Questionnaire Design

KW - Sampling Scheme

KW - Survey

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=1842737083&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=1842737083&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

AN - SCOPUS:1842737083

VL - 22

SP - 419

EP - 430

JO - Chinese Journal of Public Health

JF - Chinese Journal of Public Health

SN - 1023-2141

IS - 6

ER -