THE MINI-FINLAND HEALTH SURVEY (MFH)

The Mini-Finland Health Survey was designed to obtain a comprehensive picture of health and 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)


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