Friday, March 1, 2019

APS 2012 Clarification

The researcher has indicated that:

1. The datafile consists of 24,803 cases.

2. In the concepts and methods, as well as the user guide, it indicates there are 28,410 cases.

3. Where are the 3,607 cases? Are these people under the age of 18?

I’ve received the following response from subject matter:

“The file that the client is using would be the PUMF, if it contains 24,803 records. The analytical file contains 28,409 (not 28,410) records and this is the file being referred to in the Concepts and Methods Guide and the Analytical File User Guide. It sounds like the researcher may be using the wrong user guide and should be using the PUMF user guide”

Follow-up Answer:
I’ve uploaded the most up-to-date version of the APS 2012 user guide to the EFT at /MAD_PUMF_FMGD_DAM/Root/3250_APS_EAPA/2012/doc. Please use these versions going forward. I will work on determining if the previous users guides currently on the EFT are correct.