Table 2

Response rates achieved in Saskatchewan Rural Health Study in the 2010 baseline survey
Response to Mail Survey Small Town RM
(n = 15) (n = 32)
Household addresses (ratepayers) # 5318 5683
(n = 11004)
Household Returned Surveys, n (%) 2800 (52.7) 2910 (51.2)
No Response, n (%) 2518 (47.3) 2773 (48.8)
Response rate (based on household addresses) 2242 (42.2) 2380 (41.9)
(n = 4624), n (%)
(Note: Two households were not identified)
Persons participating (n = 8261) 3785 4472
(Note: four individuals were not identified by town/RM)
Age (mean ± SE) 56.3 ± 0.28 55.9 ± 0.22
Male : Female ratio 1774/2007 2292/2179
0.88 1.05
Clinical assessments (n = 1675)
Lung function, n (%) 679 (40.4) 930 (55.3)
Allergy Test, n (%) 686 (40.8) 929 (55.3)
Both, n (%) 653 (38.8) 896 (53.3)

# Town/RM status was not identified in three households.

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Pahwa et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:400   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-400

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