Small Area Estimation of Dependency: Final Report. Unit of Analysis


The unit of analysis for this study was the individual elderly person who was a respondent to the 1984 NHIS-SOA. Although the weighted sample size of the 1984 NHIS-SOA is over 26 million, so as not to exaggerate significance levels in model evaluation, we normalized the provided survey weight variable to sum to the actual sample size of 11,497.

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