Skip to main content

Table 5 Decision rules, alpha and beta errors for the 33 × 6 and 67 × 3 designs for the 10%, 15% and 20% GAM thresholds, assuming full sample size available for analysis

From: Precision, time, and cost: a comparison of three sampling designs in an emergency setting

Sampling design n Decision rule (# of children with acute malnutrition) to reject H o
   10% GAM threshold 15% GAM threshold 20% GAM threshold
33 × 6 design 198 ≤ 13 (α = 0.06, β = 0.12) ≤ 23 (α = 0.10, β = 0.18) ≤ 33 (α = 0.13, β = 0.22)
67 × 3 design 201 ≤ 13 (α = 0.05, β = 0.13) ≤ 23 (α = 0.09, β = 0.20) ≤ 33 (α = 0.11, β = 0.24)