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Response Rates

The best single indicator of the quality of a survey is the response rate. The response rate is calculated by dividing the number of completed interviews by the sum of completed interviews, refusals, no one home, and person unable to be interviewed. The U.S. federal government uses 75 percent as a guideline for a minimum response rate for federally funded surveys. The response rates for completed regions thus far in SLiCA are 83 percent for the Inuit "on-community" portion of the Canadian APS and 84 percent for Alaska (see tables below).

 

 

Canada

 Phase I - on-community: Sample size and response rate

Community

Type

# of Communities

Sample size

Respondents

Response rate (%)

First Nation/

Reserve

123

31,484

28,001

88.9[1]

Inuit

53

10,775

8,943

83.0

Other

43

15,301

13,650

89.2

Total

219

57,560

50,594

87.9


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[1] This does not include the 21 reserves and 1 Inuit community (5,455 individuals) that were originally selected but who were not surveyed.

Alaska

Completed Response Rate
Deering 20 77%
Kivalina 20 95%
Kotzebue 106 75%
Noorvik 21 95%
Selawik 21 91%
Shungnak 16 70%
Maniilaq Regional Totals 204 80%
Barrow 100 82%
Wainwright 25 74%
Atqasuk 11 100%
Nuiqsut 16 80%
Kaktovik 13 81%
Anaktuvuk Pass 10 67%
Point Lay 11 100%
Point Hope 26 87%
North Slope Regional Totals 212 82%
Nome 144 88%
Savoonga 25 89%
Brevig Mission 21 100%
Koyuk 20 87%
Stebbins 19 90%
Unalakleet 18 82%
Kawerak Regional Totals 247 89%
Grand Totals 663 84%

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