(questions asked through age, race, and sex)
||Give final disposition.
||Give final disposition after second
refusal or when a first-time refusal will not be called a second time.
||Usually recognized by a recording or
fast-busy signal. Includes "number changed" recordings and numbers that
"bridge." Call operator or repair service when in doubt. Give final
||Ring no answer
||A normal telephone ring which no one
answers (answering machines do not count as an answer) to be given final
disposition only after (1) 5 calling occasions (each consisting of 3
attempts), and (2) the 5 occasions have a mixture of weekday, weeknight,
and weekend calls. If possible, contact the phone company repair service
to verify the number is in service.
||Not a private residence
||The person answering identifies the
telephone number as a business or says "no" when asked "Is this a
private residence?" Also use this disposition for institutions
(government offices, educational facilities, dormitories, nursing homes,
hospitals, prisons, etc.), group homes (fraternities and sororities,
half-way houses, shelters, etc.), pagers, fax machines, and computer
modems. Give final disposition.
||No eligible respondent at
||The household does not include anyone
18 years of age or older (this does not mean the adults are away
temporarily). Give final disposition.
||Selected respondent not
available during the interviewing period
||The selected respondent will not be
available or could not be reached during the time you have allotted for
the month's interviewing. Give final disposition only when respondent's
unavailability is certain or when the same calling requirements for
ring-no-answers and busies have been met.
||The selected respondent does not
speak English well enough to be interviewed, and there is not a
translated questionnaire and interviewer available for the respective
language. Give final disposition.
||A "hang up" at some point after the
first question has been asked (this does not mean the respondent refused
a particular question). Make another attempt to complete questionnaire.
Give final disposition if second attempt unsuccessful. If after a second
attempt the respondent has completed the interview at least through the
age, race, and sex questions, recode as a completed interview.
||To be given final disposition only
after (1) 5 calling occasions (each consisting of 3 attempts at > 10
minute intervals), and (2) the 5 occasions have a mixture of weekday,
weeknight, and weekend calls. If possible, contact the phone company
repair service to verify the number is in service.
||Respondent unable to
communicate due to physical or mental impairment
||Example: respondent is deaf. Give