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Table 1.1: Detailed fieldwork outcomes

2016
Fieldwork Outcome Main sample and HB boost Child boost
Sample % issued % eligible Sample % issued % eligible
All eligible individuals interviewed 2272 41.7% 46.6% 521 12.5% 64.7%
Responding 2811 51.7% 57.6% 523 12.6% 64.9%
Refused
Sampling unit information refused 161 3.0% 3.3% 17 0.4% 2.1%
Office refusal 149 2.7% 3.1% 52 1.2% 6.5%
Refusal at introduction / before interview 950 17.5% 19.5% 123 3.0% 15.3%
Refusal during the interview 2 0.0% 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0%
Broken appointment - no re-contact 184 3.4% 3.8% 36 0.9% 4.5%
Total refused 1446 26.6% 29.6% 228 5.5% 28.3%
Non-contact
No contact with anyone at the address 194 3.6% 4.0% 34 0.8% 4.2%
Contact made at address, but not with target respondent 38 0.7% 0.8% 6 0.1% 0.7%
Total non-contact 232 4.3% 4.8% 40 1.0% 5.0%
Other non-response
Ill at home during field period 60 1.1% 1.2% 2 0.0% 0.2%
Away or in hospital throughout field period 68 1.2% 1.4% 4 0.1% 0.5%
Physically or mentally unable/incompetent 88 1.6% 1.8% 3 0.1% 0.4%
Language barrier 19 0.3% 0.4% 0 0.0% 0.0%
Other non-response (not covered by categories above) 119 2.2% 2.4% 1 0.0% 0.1%
Total other non-response 354 6.5% 7.3% 10 0.2% 1.2%

Table 1.1: - Continued

2016
Fieldwork Outcome Main sample and HB boost Child boost
Sample % issued % eligible Sample % issued % eligible
Unknown eligibility
Not attempted 7 0.1% 11 0.3%
Inaccessible 6 0.1% 2 0.0%
Unable to locate address 6 0.1% 5 0.1%
Other unknown eligibility 23 0.4% 9 0.2%
Total unknown eligibility 42 0.8% 27 0.6%
Estimated eligible addresses in set of unknown eligibility addresses 37 0.7% 0.8% 5 0.1% 0.6%
Total eligible addresses 4880 89.7% 100.0% 806 19.4% 100.0%
Not eligible
No children 0-15 in household n/a 3129 75.2%
Not yet built / under construction 2 0.0% 1 0.0%
Demolished / derelict 21 0.4% 10 0.2%
Vacant / empty 338 6.2% 118 2.8%
Non-residential 48 0.9% 38 0.9%
Address occupied, but no resident household 130 2.4% 32 0.8%
Communal establishment / institution 5 0.1% 4 0.1%
Other ineligible 13 0.2% 3 0.1%
Estimated ineligible addresses in set of unknown eligibility addresses 5 0.1% 22 0.5%
Total not eligible 562 10.3% 3357 80.6%
All issued addresses 5442 100.0% 4163 100.0%

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