Part of MICS2, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women, covering health, education, child protection and HIV/AIDS; it includes vaccination, contraceptive use and symptoms like diarrhea, cough and fever.Most Filipinos know that children inherently have rights. The 1999 MICS finds that majority of women and caretakers of children can easily identify a child’s right to have education. This survey also suggests that significant advances have been achieved in the areas of elementary school participation rate, birth registration, and prenatal care of pregnant women. However, the 1999 MICS indicates that government and private agencies should focus on the areas of micronutrient supplementation, consumption of iodized salt, early childhood education participation, child labor, and HIV-AIDS awareness.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Data downloaded from MICS2 website (www.childinfo.org) on May 24, 2011
Unit of analysis
Household, Women, Children.
Producers and sponsors
National Statistical Cooperation Board
In the 1999 MICS, a household pertains to a group of persons who share and take their meals together but live in separate and adjacent living quarters for convenience. Of the 7,680 households selected for the 1999 MICS sample, 7,556 were completely interviewed. This yielded a high response rate of 98.4 percent. The response rates in both rural (99 percent) and urban areas (98 percent) were considerably high (Table 2).
In these households, 9,615 women aged 15-49 were identified as eligible for an interview. Of these, 9,424 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 98 percent. In addition, 4,705 children under age five were listed in the household questionnaire. Questionnaires were completed for 4,639 children for a response rate of 98 percent.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
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 Statistical Cooperation Board. Philippines Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 1999. Ref. PHL_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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