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Research in this study focuses on two related aspects of unit nonresponse (nonresponse by sampled members of study populations) in the rounds of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) (Chantala and Tabor, 1999): (i) round-specific nonresponse bias and its component contributions, and (ii) the statistical utility of alternative approaches to adjusting sample weights for nonresponse. This work is part of four research studies funded by CDC-NCHS, at the UNC Center for Health Statistics Research.