This report contains up-to-date information on the situation of children and women in the Republic of Moldova provided by the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. Its ma in purposes is to provide data for monitoring of progress towards the goals established at the World Summit for Children and defining national policies in the area of the child protection. This report serves as an important tool for the end of decade review process in the country and aims at launching a nation wide policy dialogue for developing a long term strategy for the well-being of children and families. The 2000 Republic of Moldova Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a nationally representative survey of households, women, and children. The main objectives of the survey are to provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Republic of Moldova at the end of the decade and to furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established at the World Summit for Children and as a basis for future action.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Data downloaded from MICS2 website (www.childinfo.org) on May 24, 2011
The 2000 Republic of Moldova Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a nationally representative surveyof households, women, and children.
Unit of analysis
Households, Women, Children.
Producers and sponsors
National Center of Preventive Medicine
United Nations Children's Fund
Design of Survey and Technical Support
United Nations Children's Fund
The sample for the Moldova Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was designed to provide estimates of various indicators at the national level with a margin of error (ME) within 5%. The survey consists of two separate strata sampled separately: Western and Eastern part of Moldova. Subgroup analysis allows estimates for urban and rural areas, by gender, educational level of mothers and socioeconomic status of the households. The sample was selected in two stages. At the first stage, 322 election areas were selected with probability proportional to size using 1999 election lists provided by the National Election Committee. After a household listing was carried out within the selected election areas, a systematic sample of 11,592 households (36 households per each cluster) was drawn. Because the sample was stratified by region, it is not self-weighting. For reporting national level results, sample weights are used. The sample weights were adjusted according to the households, women and children response rates. Full technical details of the sample are included in Appendix A.
Of the 11,592 households selected for the sample, 11,163 were found to be occupie d (Table 1). Of these, 10,380 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 93 percent. The household response rate was significantly lower (89 percent) in urban areas compared to rural areas (97 percent). In the interviewed households, 8,414 eligible women aged 15-49 were identified. Of these, 7,871 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 94 percent. In addition, 1,674 children under age five were listed in the household questionnaire. Of these, questionnaires were completed for 1,661 for a response rate of 99 percent.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
The questionnaires for the Moldova MICS were based on the MICS Model Questionnaire with two additional modules on safe injections and access to health care services. A household questionnaire was administered in each household, which collected various information on household members including sex, age, literacy, marital status, and orphanhood status. The household questionnaire also includes education, child labor, water and sanitation, and salt iodization modules. In addition to a household questionnaire, the survey included questionnaires specifically for women age 15-49 and children under age five. For children, the questionnaire was administered to the mother or caretaker of the child. The questionnaire for women contains modules on contraceptive use and HIV/AIDS.
In order to ensure the quality of data, four data editors were involved in checking each questionnaire before entering the data in computer. Two data entry coordinators guided the data entry process. In order to be carried out simultaneously with data collection, 16 teams of two persons each (32 total) were trained and involved in the data entry process. Data were entered on 16 microcomputers using the ISSA software. In order to ensure quality control, all questionnaires were double entered and internal consistency checks were performed. Procedures and standard programs developed under MICS and adapted to the Republic of Moldova questionnaire were used throughout. Data processing began on 19th of July 2000 and finished on 8th of September 2000. Performance of the data collection teams and of individual interviewers was measured and feedback provided to teams on a weekly base by the data editors and data entry coordinators. SPSS software was used to tabulate indicators and analyze data according to standard formats recommended for MICS reporting.
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
Dataset available free of charge to registered users (www.childinfo.org).
MICS2 has put greater efforts in not only properly documenting the results published in the MICS2 country reports, but also to maximize the use of micro data sets via documentation and dissemination. For those MICS2 countries that granted UNICEF direct access to the micro data sets and documentation, a rigorous process was completed to ensure internal and external consistency, basic standards of data quality, corresponding documentation and, standardization of variable and value labels across countries.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigators and the country
- the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
National Center of Preventive Medicine. Moldova Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2000. Ref. MDA_2000_MICS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from www.childinfo.org on [date]
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
MICS Programme Manager
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