Table 1. MIDUS Sample Disposition in the National RDD Prior to Refusal Conversion1
Screening Completed          Total 
 
Sample
     1
Sample
     2
Completed Telephone Interview

    Usable
    Unusable

 3323
       2
    881
        0
  2442
        2
Ineligible

    No one 25-74 years
    Selected R-Age terminate
    Language problem
    Circumstantial

   988
 2473
     71
   104
 3636
    240
    540
      23
      27
    830
    748
  1933
      48
      77
  2806
Appointment Not Completed

    R selected, interview not started     
    After R began interview

   111
     20
   131 
     18
       9
     27
      93
      11
    104
Refused

    R selected, interview not started
    After R began interview

   932
     78
 1008
    238
      24
    262
    694
      52
    746

      

Screening Not Completed  Total
 
Sample
     1
Sample
     2
Ineligible

    Language problem
    Circumstantial

   362
   154
   516
      23
      27
    830
      48
      77
  2806
Appointment Not Completed                       66         2       64
Refusal   2087     582   1505
Maximum Calls - No Contact   1246     327     919
Non-Household   2743     632   2111
Non-Working Number   5242   1331   3911


Total Numbers                                 20000   5000 15000


1This disposition reflects the status of all sample numbers given one refusal conversion attempt. A total of 844 numbers (238 + 24 + 582) were classified as final refusals from Sample 1. These numbers then became eligible for inclusion in the refusal conversion study. The final disposition for these numbers is given on the following page.