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Table 1 Recruitment rate at successive telephone calls

From: Strategies for achieving a high response rate in a home interview survey

Phone call* Number telephoned Number of calls yielding interviews Refused
1 359 60 (16.7%) 2 (0.6%)
2 297 46 (15.5%) 4 (1.3%)
3 247 81 (32.8%) 4 (1.6%)
4 162 93 (57.4%) 6 (3.7%)
5 63 5 (7.9%) 5 (7.9%)
6 53 2 (3.8%) 4 (7.5%)
  1. * When a woman refused to participate no further contact attempts were made