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National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan (NHIS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02843360
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 25, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 27, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Brief Summary:
The major elements of the survey were sampling, questionnaire design, field survey and database construction. This survey incorporated the multistage stratified sampling scheme. Questionnaires include health status, utilization of health care, health behaviors, quality of life, and social economic status.

Condition or disease
Public Health

Detailed Description:
This survey took a representative sample from each county and municipality in Taiwan using a stratified multi-stage systematic sampling procedure. Within each county/municipality (stratum), samples were selected with probability proportional to population size. Questionnaire design was based on the needs of the Department of Health and Welfare and the public health professionals. Due to different age has different health problems, the questionnaires were divided into 3 parts: under 12, 23-64, and 65+ years. The response rate was 75% in 2013.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 23296 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan
Study Start Date : May 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health Status of the General Population [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Survey on the general health of the nation in a specific time

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All the community dwelling people were eligible for the survey.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All the selected samples were to be interviewed.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severely ill or too frail to answer;
  • having cognitive problems;
  • having hearing or speaking problems; or
  • dementia.
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Responsible Party: National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan Identifier: NCT02843360    
Other Study ID Numbers: NHISTaiwan
First Posted: July 25, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 27, 2016
Last Verified: July 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan:
public health