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Estimating the Population and Characteristics of Health Facilities and Client Populations Using a Linked Multi-Stage Sample Survey Design

Citation

Singh, Kaushalendra Kumar; Tsui, Amy Ong; Suchindran, Chirayath M.; & Narayana, Gaade (1997). Estimating the Population and Characteristics of Health Facilities and Client Populations Using a Linked Multi-Stage Sample Survey Design. Survey Methodology, 23, 137-46.

Abstract

This paper demonstrate the utility of a multi-stage sample design that obtains a total count of Health facilities and of the potential client population in an area. The design has been used for a state-level survey conducted in mide-1995 in Uttar Pradesh, India. The design involves a multi stage, areal cluster sample, wherein the primary sampling unit is either and urban block or rural village. All health service delivery points, either self standing facilities or distribution agents, in or formally assigned to the primary sampling unit are mapped, listed, and selected. A systematic sampling of households is selected, and all resident females meeting predetermined eligibility criteria are interviewed. Sample weights for facilities and individuals are applied. For facilities, the weights are adjusted for survey response level for multiplicity of secondary sampling unit served by selected facilities. For individuals, the weights are adjusted for survey response levels. The survey estimate of the total number of Government facilities compares well against the total published counts. Similarly the female client population estimate in the survey compares well with the total enumerated in the 1991 census.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Survey Methodology

Author(s)

Singh, Kaushalendra Kumar
Tsui, Amy Ong
Suchindran, Chirayath M.
Narayana, Gaade

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

23

Pages

137-46

Reference ID

988