A Description of Board and Care Facilities, Operators, and Residents. 2.4 Sample Design


The sample design is a stratified, three-stage, cluster design. First-stage sampling units are counties, second-stage units are facilities, and third-stage sampling units are residents and staff of selected homes. Additionally, because we expected home size to affect quality, we stratified facilities to control the distribution of small, medium, and large facilities. Greater detail can be found in Iannacchione et al. (1994).

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