Retention and Reasons for Non-Interview

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1997 Cohort

Retention & Reasons for Non-Interview

Reasons for Noninterview in the NLSY97

Each NLSY97 respondent who is not interviewed in a given round has been assigned a "reason for noninterview" code, which can be found in the "RNI" variable. Table 2 summarize the reasons for noninterview by sample type during rounds 2-17.

Table 2. Reason for Noninterview by Sample Type

Reason for noninterview Deceased Not locatable Technical problem R too ill R unavailable Refused interview Other Total
Round 2 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
7
6
1
104
63
41
6
3
3
6
6
--
42
37
5
428
350
78
5
4
1
598
469
129
Round 3 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
16
13
3
193
122
71
2
2
--
1
1
--
51
35
16
510
400
110
3
3
--
776
576
200
Round 4 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
15
12
3
173
107
66
6
5
1
6
5
1
80
61
19
612
496
116
12
8
4
904
694
210
Round 5 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
25
19
6
279
172
107
--
--
--
1
1
--
77
53
24
718
583
135
2
2
--
1102
830
272
Round 6 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
30
23
7
253
162
91
--
--
--
4
4
--
4
1
3
765
637
128
32
23
9
1088
850
238
Round 7 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
37
27
10
256
162
94
--
--
--
2
2
--
26
23
3
858
715
143
51
37
14
1230
966
264
Round 8 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
45
35
10
277
192
85
--
--
--
6
6
--
208
124
152
898
746
152
48
45
3
1482
1148
334
Round 9 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
59
45
14
418
307
111
--
--
--
5
3
2
92
59
33
999
827
172
73
70
3
1646
1311
335
Round 10 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
77
59
18
191
139
52
--
--
--
7
6
1
86
52
34
1038
849
189
26
19
7
1425
1124
301
Round 11 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
90
68
22
320
232
88
--
--
--
6
5
1
77
47
30
1037
846
191
36
29
7
1566
1227
339
Round 12 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
103
78
25
274
194
80
--
--
--
--
--
--
96
56
40
997
838
159
24
22
2
1494
1188
306
Round 13 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
113
82
31
113
82
31
--
--
--
4
4
0
120
51
69
893
758
135
30
22
8
1425
1114
311
Round 14 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
118
87
31
271
199
72
--
--
--
5
5
--
271
199
72
1013
858
155
36
24
12
1505
1204
301

Round 15 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
133
96
37
237
171
66
--
--
--
5
5
--
59
35
24
1101
924
177
26
16
10
1561
1247
314
Round 16 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
 151
107
44
 466
 355
111
--
--
--
 5
 4
 1
75
43
32
 1006
837
169
140
117
  23
1843
1463
380
Round 17 total
Cross-sectional
Supplemental
173
123
50
 344
 242
102
 --
 --
 --
 7
 5
 2
 29
 13
 16
1258
1040
 218
 70
 54
16
 1881
 1477
 404
 
Note: Table based on RNI (R25102., R38277., etc.) and CV_SAMPLE_TYPE (R12358.).