Table 2.

Distribution characteristics of record, patient, and facility means and within-facility correlation (ρ) for hct using actual and simulated dataa

ParameterMean (CV)Within-Facility Correlation (95% CI)
RecordPatientFacilityCrudeAdjusted*
2000
    actual34.6 (12.1%)34.2 (9.6%)34.4 (4.1%)0.056 (0.053 to 0.059)0.053 (0.050 to 0.056)
    simulated34.5 (12.2%)34.5 (6.3%)34.5 (1.7%)00
2001
    actual34.8 (12.1%)34.5 (9.2%)34.7 (4.1%)0.054 (0.051 to 0.057)0.052 (0.049 to 0.055)
    simulated34.8 (12.1%)34.8 (6.0%)34.8 (1.7%)00
  • a CI, confidence interval; CV, coefficient of variation.

  • bAdjusted for all factors in Table 1. Multivariate models included 98.3 and 98.3% of all records, 93.8 and 92.9% of patients, and 98.6 and 98.8% facilities for 2000 and 2001, respectively.