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Table 2 Recruitment rate by method of approach

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

Method of approach Number approached Interviewed
n (%*)
Refused
n (%*)
Not contacted
n (%*)
Invitation letter 372 n/a 3 (1.0) 6 (2.0)
Telephone 359 287 (79.9) 25 (7.0) 47 (13.1)
Letter seeking contact 51 12 (23.5) 10 (19.6) 29 (56.9)
First home visit 29 6 (20.7) 7 (24.1) 16 (55.2)
Second home visit 16 0 (0) 4 (25.0) 12 (75.0)
  1. * Percentages were calculated using all those contacted by this method as the denominator