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Incorporating Development Stratification of Taiwan Townships into Sampling Design of Large Scale Health Interview Survey



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Since Luo (1992) proposed using census data to investigate the development stratification of Taiwan townships, using census data or related auxiliary data to investigate the development stratification of Taiwan townships has been regarded with increasing importance, recently. This paper used the 2000 Taiwan census data and data of Survey of Health Maintenance Organizations' current status and Health Service Utilization (conducted by Department of Health, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.) to investigate the development stratification of Taiwan townships. The variables we chose in this paper included: population density (people/km2)、population ratio of people with college or above educational levels、 population ratio of elder people over 65 years old 、population ratio of people of agriculture workers and the number of physicians per 100,000 people. We used the Cluster Analysis, with squared Euclidean distance and Wald's minimum variance method, to study the urbanization stratification and the results showed 7 clusters were identified. The results have been adopted as the reference frame of the multi-stage, PPS (Probability Proportional to Size) sampling design of the 2005 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in Taiwan.

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township urbanization cluster analysis sampling design

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