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Table 2 Comparison of demographics of survey respondents by survey modality

From: Comparing methods of performing geographically targeted rural health surveillance

Demographics Mailed survey Phone survey In-person survey Census estimates
Adults 48 responses 16 responses 70 responses 5375 estimated
Age strata
 18–44 years 31.2% (18.7–46.3%) 18.8% (4.0–45.6%) 34.9% (23.5–47.6%) 42.5%
 45–64 years 29.2% (17.0–44.1%) 56.3% (29.9–80.2%) 43.9% (31.7–56.7%) 37.2%
 65 and older 39.6% (25.8–54.7%) 25.0% (7.3–52.4%) 21.2% (12.1–33.0%) 20.3%
Gender
 Male 35.4% (22.2–50.5%) 31.2% (11.0–58.7%) 23.9% (14.3–35.7%) 48.6%
 Female 64.6% (49.5–77.8%) 68.8% (41.3–89.0%) 76.2% (64.1–85.7%) 51.4%
Race/ethnicity
 White 85.4% (72.2–93.9%) 68.8% (41.3–89.0%) 78.3% (66.7–87.3%) 71.0%
 Black 4.2% (0.5–14.3%) 6.2% (0.2–30.2%) 8.7% (3.3–18.0%) 6.3%
 Hispanic 8.3% (2.3–20.0%) 18.8% (4.0–45.6%) 7.2% (2.4–16.1%) 20.7%
 Asian 0.0% (0.0–7.4%) 0.0% (0.0–20.6%) 0.0% (0.0–5.2%) 0.9%
 Other 2.1% (0.1–11.1%) 6.2% (0.2–30.2%) 5.8% (1.6–14.2%) 1.1%
  1. 95% confidence intervals in parentheses