Design and Operation of the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. RESPONSE RATES

11/01/2011

Of the 3,605 sampled facilities selected for NSRCF, eligibility could not be determined for 325. Among those for which eligibility could be determined, 636 (19%) were ineligible because they did not meet the survey criteria, were out of business, or were combined with another facility (Table B). The ineligibility rate was highest among small facilities (36%). The most common reason for ineligibility, occurring mostly among small facilities, was that the facility exclusively served MR/DD populations or populations with severe mental illness. A total of 602 facilities (17%) refused to participate in the survey (not shown).

With NSRCF’s two-stage sampling design, the first-stage response rate is the percentage of eligible facilities that completed the facility questionnaire. Interviews were completed with 2,302 facilities, for a first-stage facility weighted (for differential probabilities of selection) response rate of 81% (Table C). The second-stage response rate indicates the percentage of sampled residents for which facility staff completed the resident questionnaire. The second-stage resident unweighted response rate was 98% and the resident weighted response rate was 99% (not shown). The overall weighted survey response rate for NSRCF was 79% (facility weighted response rate x resident weighted response rate). Weights used in the last column of Table C are the same weights as provided on the NSRCF facility data file.

TABLE B. Number of Residential Care Facilities, by Eligibility, Response Status, and Selected Facility Characteristics: National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010
Facility
Characteristics
  Number of  
Sampled
Facilities
  Number of  
In-Scope
Facilities1
Number of
  Interviewed  
Facilities
Number of
Non-
  Interviewed  
Facilities
  Number of  
Out-of-
Scope
Facilities2
Estimated
  Percent of  
Eligible
Facilities3
Number of
  Facilities of  
Unknown
Eligibility4
Estimated
  Number of  
In-Scope
Facilities
with
Unknown
Eligibility5
Estimated
Total
  Number of  
In-Scope
Facilities6
All facilities 3,605 2,644 2,302 342 636 80.6 325 262 2,906
Bed Size
   Small 1,184 719 627 92 411 63.6 54 34 753
   Medium 1,036 775 673 102 161 82.8 102 84 859
   Large 1,051 871 769 102 52 94.4 128 121 992
   Extra large 332 279 233 46 12 95.9 41 39 318
Geographic Region
   Northeast 645 451 404 47 145 75.7 49 37 488
   Midwest 1,023 716 603 113 204 77.8 103 80 796
   South 992 748 637 111 129 85.3 115 98 846
   West 945 729 658 71 158 82.2 58 48 777
Location of Agency
   Metropolitan statistical area 2,736 2,005 1,730 275 481 80.7 250 202 2,207
   Nonmetropolitan statistical area   869 639 572 67 155 80.5 75 60 699
  1. Facilities licensed, registered, listed, certified, or otherwise regulated by a state, and having at least four beds, providing room and board with at least two meals, providing around-the-clock on-site supervision, serving an adult population, and offering help with personal care (e.g., bathing, dressing, or eating) or medication management. Personal care and health-related services may be directly provided by the facility or coordinated with outside parties. In-scope status was determined via the screener questionnaire.
  2. Facilities determined to be ineligible based on the survey definition of residential care.
  3. Numerator is the number of known in-scope facilities; denominator is the number of facilities with known eligibility status [col b/(col b + col e)].
  4. Facilities for which eligibility could not be assessed.
  5. Facilities of unknown eligibility that were estimated to be eligible using the percentage of eligible facilities (col f x col g).
  6. Sum of known in-scope facilities and estimated in-scope facilities (col b + col h).

 

TABLE C. Percent Distribution of In-Scope Sampled Residential Care Facilities, by Facility Response Status, Response Rates, and Selected Facility Characteristics: National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010
Facility Characteristics Weighted Distribution of In-Scope Sampled Facilities1,2 Response Rates Nonresponse-
  Adjusted Estimates  
for In-Scope
Facilities6
  Total     Responding     Nonresponding     Unweighted I3     Unweighted II4     Weighted5  
All facilities 100.0 100.0 100.0 77.5 79.2 80.6 100.0
Bed Size7,8
   Small9 49.9 51.4 44.3 81.1 83.2 83.1 49.1
   Medium10 15.9 15.5 17.5 76.7 78.3 78.1 15.9
   Large 27.2 26.6 29.5 77.0 77.5 77.5 27.2
   Extra large10 7.0 6.5 8.7 72.8 73.2 73.7 7.0
Geographic Region7
   Northeast 8.4 8.5 8.3 80.8 82.8 80.5 8.4
   Midwest9 22.3 21.0 26.9 73.6 75.7 76.9 22.3
   South9 26.9 25.4 32.4 73.8 75.3 76.1 26.9
   West9 42.4 45.1 32.4 83.6 84.7 85.2 42.4
Location of Agency
   Metropolitan statistical area 81.4 81.0 83.0 76.7 78.4 80.2 81.4
   Nonmetropolitan statistical area   18.6 19.1 17.1 80.1 81.8 82.1 18.6
NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
  1. 1.Facilities licensed, registered, listed, certified, or otherwise regulated by a state, and having at least four beds, providing room and board with at least two meals, providing around-the-clock on-site supervision, serving an adult population and offering help with personal care (e.g., bathing, dressing, or eating) or medication management. Personal care and health-related services may be directly provided by the facility or coordinated with outside parties. In-scope status was determined via the screener questionnaire.
  2. Weights are the inverse of facility selection probability.
  3. Numerator is the number of in-scope facilities that participated in the National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF); denominator is all screened in-scope sampled facilities and facilities of unknown eligibility using AAPOR Response Rate I calculation.
  4. Numerator is the number of in-scope facilities that participated in NSRCF; denominator is all screened in-scope sampled facilities and facilities estimated to be in-scope based on an overall and variable-specific eligibility arte using AAPOR Response Rate III calculation.
  5. Numerator is the number of in-scope facilities that participated in NSRCF; denominator is all screened in-scope sampled facilities and facilities estimated to be in-scope based on an overall and variable-specific eligibility rate using AAPOR Response Rate III calculation. This rate is weighted by the probability of selection.
  6. Includes adjustment for probability of selection and adjustment for nonresponse.
  7. Chi-square test of association is significant (p > 0.01) between distribution in responding compared with nonresponding facilities in the indicated facility characteristic.
  8. All distributions are based on the bed size strata on the frame file.
  9. Post-hoc testing indicated that differences between responding and nonresponding facilities were significant at p > 0.01.
  10. Post-hoc testing indicated that differences between responding and nonresponding facilities were significant at p > 0.05.

 

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