5.1 The Mini-Finland health survey

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MFH SURVEY OVERVIEW

Introduction to MFH Survey sampling design

The Mini-Finland Health Survey was designed to obtain a comprehensive picture of health and of the need for care in Finnish adults, and to develop methods for monitoring health in the population. A two-stage stratified cluster-sampling design was used in such away that one cluster was sampled from each of the 40 geographical strata. The one-cluster-per-stratum design was used to attain a deep stratification of the population of the clusters. The sample of 8000 persons was allocated to achieve an epsem sample (equal probability of selection method; see Section 3.2). Collapsed stratum technique was used in variance estimation with linearization and sample re-use methods. See pages 132-137 and 146 in Lehtonen, R. & Pahkinen, E. (2004)

The list of variables and the MFH data set are shown below.

Mini-Finland Health Survey data set
Subpopulation of persons aged 30-64 years
 
-----Variables Ordered by Position-----
# Variable Type Len Pos Label
1 STR Num 8 0 Stratum ID
2 CLU Num 8 8 Cluster ID
3 CHRON Num 8 16 Cluster sample sum of Chronic morbidity (CHRON)
4 SYSBP Num 8 24 Cluster sample sum for Systolic blood pressure (SYSBP)
5 X Num 8 32 Number of sample elements in the clusters
Obs STR CLU CHRON SYSBP X
1 1 1 70 29056 204
2 2 1 12 3692 26
3 3 1 15 7741 59
4 4 1 9 6277 45
5 5 1 10 2322 17
6 6 1 10 3080 21
7 7 1 10 3966 27
8 8 1 12 4156 28
9 9 1 15 6617 46
10 10 1 37 10552 73
11 11 1 11 8759 60
12 12 1 33 9901 69
13 13 1 31 8624 61
14 14 1 22 6960 48
15 15 1 18 6646 49
16 16 1 24 9841 69
17 17 1 19 6910 48
18 18 1 25 10742 73
19 19 1 36 9350 65
20 20 1 9 3810 26
21 21 1 18 6998 53
22 22 1 29 11146 79
23 23 1 22 6596 48
24 24 1 15 3808 27
25 1 2 74 29417 210
26 2 2 14 4564 30
27 3 2 16 8585 63
28 4 2 14 5668 43
29 5 2 16 3960 30
30 6 2 6 3252 22
31 7 2 4 3261 24
32 8 2 6 2852 20
33 9 2 23 6616 48
34 10 2 25 11032 77
35 11 2 25 9876 72
36 12 2 24 6828 47
37 13 2 27 9390 66
38 14 2 20 7130 49
39 15 2 22 7094 49
40 16 2 37 11786 83
41 17 2 23 6446 45
42 18 2 29 9026 61
43 19 2 34 8912 62
44 20 2 22 7098 51
45 21 2 34 9970 69
46 22 2 41 13215 94
47 23 2 18 6002 41
48 24 2 7 3148 22
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