The 2000 Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:
· To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Mongolia at the end of the decade and for looking forward to the next decade;
· To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established at the World Summit for Children and as a basis for future action;
· To contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Mongolia and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Data downloaded from MICS2 website (www.childinfo.org) on May 24, 2011.
The sample for the Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was designed to provide estimates of health indicators at the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for six regions: West, South, North, East, Central-1 and Central-2.
Unit of analysis
Households, Women Children.
Producers and sponsors
National Statistics Office
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Children's Fund
The sample for the Mongolia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was designed to provide estimates of health indicators at the national level, for urban and rural areas, and for six regions: West, South, North, East, Central-1 and Central-2. The sample was selected in two stages. At the first stage, 300 census enumeration areas were selected with probability proportional to size. After a household listing was carried out within the selected enumeration areas, a systematic sample of 6000 households was drawn. Because the sample was stratified by region, it is selfweighting. For reporting the national level results, sample weights have not been used.
Of the 6000 households selected for the sample, 6000 were found to be occupied. Of these, 6000 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 100 percent. In the interviewed households, 8606 eligible women (age 15-49) were identified. Of these, 8257 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 95.9 percent. In addition, 6199 children under age five were listed in the household questionnaire. Of these, questionnaires were completed for 6184 for a response rate of 99.8 percent.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
In addition to a household questionnaire, questionnaires were administered in each household for women aged 15-49 and children under age five. The questionnaires are based on the MICS model questionnaire with the inclusion of the child disability module. From the MICS model English version, the questionnaires were translated into Mongolian. Questionnaires were translated back in to English from the Mongolian version. The questionnaires were pretested during Apr. 2000. Based on the results of the pretest, modifications were made to the wording and translation of the questionnaires.
Data were entered in five microcomputers using the ISSA software. For the data entry computer operators have been hired and they were involved in 4 day training, before the beginning the data entry process. In order to ensure quality control, all questionnaires were double entered and internal consistency checks were performed. The data processing supervisors attended the training in Bangkok in Apr. 2000. They have received excellent graps of the questionnaires and got good programming skills in the data entry package and SPSS. Procedures and standard programs have been developed under MICS 2 and have been adopted according to the Mongolian specifity the questionnaires were used throughout. Data entry, checking and processing began in July 2000 and finished in August 2000. During the data entry, checking and processing work MICS 2 working group had close cooperation with the resource people from the USAID by mail. The data processing has been organized by based on the guide of the survey. The MICS survey was conducted in two data processing stages: primary and secondary. The goal of primary data processing was to produce clean, edited data files by the following steps.
United Nations Children's 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 Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download of the data files (for datasets obtained on-line)
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
Development Economics Data Group
Documentation of the DDI
Version 01 (June 2011) - Prepared by IHSN/World Bank Microdata Library.