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Table 6 Fur Baranga: decision rules, alpha and beta errors for the 33 × 6 and 67 × 3 designs for the 10%, 15% and 20% GAM thresholds, using actual sample size available for analysis

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

Sampling design # of children with acute malnutrition in sample n (actual sample size) Decision rule (# of children with acute malnutrition) to reject H o
    10% GAM threshold 15% GAM threshold 20% GAM threshold
33 × 6 design 16 192 ≤ 13 (α = 0.07, β = 0.10) ≤ 22* (α = 0.09, β = 0.21) ≤ 32* (α = 0.14, β = 0.22)
67 × 3 design 12 194 ≤ 13 (α = 0.07, β = 0.10) ≤ 22* (α = 0.08, β = 0.22) ≤ 32* (α = 0.13, β = 0.24)
  1. * Adjusted decision rule due to reduced sample size