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Response Rates

Response Rates to MHOS Baseline Survey, by Cohort and Linkage to SEER Status: 1998-2009
Cohort *Linked to SEER Data Not Linked to SEER Data
Number of Surveys Distributed Number of Surveys Completed Response Rate Number of Surveys Distributed Number of Surveys Completed Response Rate
1998 21,034 13,803 65.62% 238,608 152,560 63.94%
1999 21,109 14,629 69.3% 259,583 178,807 68.88%
2000 21,851 16,013 73.28% 257,823 185,717 72.03%
2001 12,353 8,505 68.85% 167,465 113,968 68.05%
2002 9,958 6,643 66.71% 153,384 101,554 66.21%
2003 8,783 5,936 67.59% 145,030 97,195 67.02%
2004 7,874 5,235 66.48% 141,413 93,777 66.31%
2005 8,017 5,347 66.7% 144,404 95,084 65.85%
2006 7,717 4,966 64.35% 172,044 108,913 63.31%
2007 12,891 7,768 60.26% 291,553 170,820 58.59%
2008 16,053 9,408 58.61% 372,257 211,255 56.75%
2009 18,753 11,527 61.47% 448,214 261,337 58.31%
Total 166,393 109,780 65.98% 2,791,778 1,770,987 63.44%

* Individuals with a history of cancer diagnosis in a SEER registry.
Patients in more than one cohort are counted more than once in the table.

Response Rates to MHOS Follow-up Survey, by Cohort and Linkage to SEER Status: 2000-2011
Cohort *Linked to SEER Data Not Linked to SEER Data
Number of Surveys Distributed Number of Surveys Completed Response Rate Number of Surveys Distributed Number of Surveys Completed Response Rate
2000 6,678 5,806 86.94% 77,025 66,631 86.51%
2001 6,614 5,629 85.11% 76,883 65,062 84.62%
2002 5,668 4,460 78.69% 76,562 61,885 80.83%
2003 3,967 3,252 81.98% 64,074 53,201 83.03%
2004 4,068 3,360 82.6% 66,810 55,644 83.29%
2005 3,994 3,319 83.1% 70,433 58,721 83.37%
2006 3,360 2,688 80% 68,476 55,283 80.73%
2007 3,342 2,633 78.79% 65,009 51,143 78.67%
2008 3,486 2,724 78.14% 77,696 61,804 79.55%
2009 5,124 4,157 81.13% 118,820 94,753 79.74%
2010 5,320 4,345 81.67% 123,434 100,954 81.79%
2011 6,213 4,629 74.51% 153,511 110,805 72.18%
Total 57,834 47,002 81.27% 1,038,733 835,886 80.47%

* Individuals with a history of cancer diagnosis in a SEER registry.
Patients in more than one cohort are counted more than once in the table.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014