This section collects basic demographic data such as name, age, sex, relation to the household head, legal ethnicity, marital status of each member, and education level and other information of parents of each member as well as information on children not currently living in the household.
This section collects information on the type of dwelling the household lives in, number of rooms, ownership, construction, and access to services such as electricity and water, toilets, etc. It also collects information on dwelling expenditures such as payments for electricity, telephone, trash collection, heating and water supply. This part of the questionnaire is to be answered by the head of the household or a well informed principal respondent.
This section collects daycare (pre-school child care) information for children 6 years old and younger and education information on all members 7 years or older. Questions include educational attainment and expenditures including the number of years of study, highest diploma or certificate obtained as well as subject area of specialization. In this section, parents provide the information for pre-school children and those 7 to 13 years old. Children 14 years and older answer the questions by themselves. The section also collects information on training courses for household members who are 14 years and older.
This section collects information on chronic illness and disability, recent illness or injury for each household member. It also includes information on the health status of each member of the household, and smoking and drinking habits of the household members. Parents respond on behalf of children 13 years of age and under. Part 'C' of this section in 1996 KPMS asks questions on dental and eye related problems, whether the person wears glasses or a hearing aid, etc. For the 1997 and 1998 KPMS, this part is replaced by questions on hospitalization.
EMPLOYMENT AND INCOMES:
This section collects information on whether any adult member of the household has been out of work and searching for employment, his/her former place of work, sector and position of employment. For members who are still working, the information collected includes the sector of employment, number of days worked, salary, subsidies received, place of work, distance, union availability, etc. It also includes information on whether any member is involved in a secondary job or activity, and if so, similar information for that secondary job or activity as for the primary job. Other information collected in this section includes old age pension, disability pension, etc. In the 1996 KPMS, this section of the questionnaire included a sub section on privatization which collects information such as whether the household received privatization coupons and, if received, the value of such coupons, what was done with the coupons as well as the main way that privatization changed the life of the household. This sub-section was not included in the 1997 and 1998 KPMS questionnaires.
This section collects information about nationality, place of birth, whether the place of birth is a capital, oblast or rayon center or a rural village, reason for coming to the present place of residence, whether the member is registered to live and work in the current place of residence, whether he/she has ever been any where else for more than 3 months.
RESPONDENTS FOR ROUND TWO:
This section collects information that identifies the principal respondent/s who will be interviewed when the interviewer revisits the household two weeks from the date of the first interview. The information collected includes whether any member of the household worked as an independent farmer or on the household‘s leased land raising crops or animals such as poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, etc. The different trades, businesses, services, or professions owned or operated by members of the household; who in the household knows most about other expenses, income and savings of household members.
FAMILY PLANNING AND FEMALE HEALTH:
This section collects information from up to three female household members who are between 15-49 years of age. The information was collected using a form which women either fill out on their own (or with a help from somebody if the person cannot read or write). The information collected is about women‘s health issues such as having children and family planning including whether she has ever been pregnant, number of live births she has had, number of children who died and date of each death, whether each child has been inoculated against disease, assistance from nurse, doctor or midwife at birth, place of child's birth and child‘s weight at birth, abortion, miscarriage, as well as the various methods of birth spacing. The 1997 and 1998 KPMS questionnaires have added additional questions in this section such as age when the woman had her first period, number of children her parents had and her opinion about family planning.
This section collects information about type of land the household works on, number of hectares of each type, selling and leasing value of the land, main source of irrigation for each type, etc. Types of crops grown during the past 12 months (if any), amount kept as seed, amount sold, lost due to insects/ rodents/fire/spoilage, consumed by household, amount put in storage, etc.; investment on young plants, amount and cost of mineral fertilizers used, spending on various kinds of paid labor such as clearing land, plowing, renting farm animals, irrigation charges, fuels, land taxes, livestock taxes etc. The section also collected information on food products from crops grown by the household, livestock, poultry, bees or other animals, household made products obtained from animals raised by the household, veterinary services, livestock expenditures such as feed, hired labor for herding, packaging of animal/poultry products, hand instruments and other farming equipment. The 1996 KPMS questionnaire also collects some information on agricultural credit (which is not included in the 1997 and 1998 KPMS questionnaires). The 1998 extended agricultural module included additional questions such as whether the land used by the household is private property or rented, amount of rented land in hectares, if any, and the size of land used for purposes of vegetable allotment, orchards and vineyards, herding, buildings, etc.
NON-FARM SELF EMPLOYMENT:
This section collects information on the trades, business, production, professional services and other self-employed activities of the members of the household including working conditions, assets owned by each business, types of expenditures made by each business during the past 12 months as well as revenues generated by each business.
FOOD EXPENDITURE AND HOME FOOD CONSUMPTION:
This section collected detailed information on the type, amount and value of food items purchased for consumption in the house during the past 12 months; place where these items are bought, amount the household spent on each item of consumption since the last visit to the household by the interviewer (i.e. last two weeks). It also collects information about meals or snacks purchased and eaten outside of the home or drinks outside of home by member/s of the household since the last visit to the household by the interviewer.
EXPENDITURES AND DURABLE GOODS:
This section collects data on the various details of two-week and annual expenditures from the most informed respondent/s of the household. It includes the various expenditures by items made by each individual member of the household and the sum of such itemized expenditures at a household level independently for the past two weeks as well as the past 12 months. Also included are information on losses such as non-disbursement from banks, theft, bad investment and loans not being repaid; ownership of durable goods such as gas or electric stove, refrigerator, automatic washing machine, car, radio, camera, motorcycle, personal computer and television. Possession of real estate assets other than the current dwelling, type and value of the assets as well as expenditures for remittances are also included in this section.
INCOME RECEIVED FROM RELATIVES AND OTHER SOURCES:
This section collects information on whether any member of the household received money or goods from persons who are not members of the household such as assistance sent by relatives working elsewhere or by children of household members as well as income from inheritance, payments from insurance, dowry, dividends, alimony income, lottery winnings, aid from NGOs, dividends and interest earned.
LOANS AND SAVINGS:
This section collects information on any loans made by members of the household to other people such as friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. as well as loans on which members of the household made payments, values of loans and borrowings, types of bank accounts owned by any member of the household as well as household savings.
This section collects information for all children in the household aged 5 and under on the household card. The information includes height, waist, size of upper arm and hips (in centimeters) and weight (in kilos)
POPULATION POINT QUESTIONNAIRE
This section collects information such as the number of population, the approximate area of the population point (cluster) as well as the major ethnic groups in the cluster.
INFRASTRUCTURE OF POPULATION POINT:
This section collects information on housing, whether the population point is a capital, oblast center, rayon or town, availability of facilities such as hot water supply and centralized garbage collection system, etc. It also includes information on transport and communication such as types and quality of roads, circulation of newspapers, distance to the capital - Bishkek, etc.
This section collects information about the major economic activities in the population point and the most serious economic problem of the people in the region, percentage of the population engaged in individual economic activities, etc.
REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS:
This section collects information on refugees and displaced persons that reside in the population point, where they live, whether they are provided with financial assistance, food, free medical service and the like in the population, and the most serious problem they face.
This section collects information on the portion of the school-age children in the population point that attend school, the most serious school problem, and the general quality of teaching at schools in each region, etc.
This section collects information about the quality of health services, where most people in the population go for medical assistance, portion of children age 5 and under that have been vaccinated, and availability of most frequently used medications (such as antibiotics) at drug stores in the population point.
This section collects information about the people that are engaged in agricultural activities, the major agricultural activity in the population point, portion of agricultural products grown on irrigated land, average salary of a person engaged in different activities in the sector, etc.
This section collects information on the availability of various types of institutions in the population point such as post office, police, fire brigade, etc. as well as distance and time it takes from the center of the population point to the nearest of these institutions.
This section collects item by item information and prices for each of the various products available in the population point if they are bought from shops, kiosks, and market.