The 2000 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is one of the first full-fledged household surveys at the national level in Uzbekistan dedicated to the analysis of the situation of women and children. The goals of the survey were to gather information to monitor the progress towards the goals that were set at the World Summit for Children (1990), and to provide a basis for further national actions to ensure the survival, protection and development of children.This survey introduced several elements new to Uzbekistan including: a new model of sampling; household-based sociological interviews; analysis by age and level of education. It provided information on breastfeeding, water and sanitation, education, HIV/AIDS awareness and other subjects.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Data downloaded from MICS2 website (www.childinfo.org) on May 24, 2011
The 2000 Uzbekistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a nationally representative survey of households, women, and children.
Unit of analysis
Households, Women, Child
Producers and sponsors
State Department of Statistics
Minister of Macroeconomy and Statistics
United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Children's Fund
The sample for the Uzbekistan MICS was designed to provide estimates of health indicators at the national level, and for urban and rural areas. Five administrative regions were chosen. The sample was proportional to population, so the following distribution was made:
Region Oblasts Percent
Region 1 Fergana, Andijan, and Namangan 27.7
Region 2 Samarkand, Jizak Kashkadraya and Surkaydarya 30.8
Region 3 Tashkent Oblast, Sirdarya and Tashkent City 21.0
Region 4 Bukhara and Navoi 9.0
Region 5 Khorezm and Karakalpakstan 11.5
In the first stage census enumeration areas were chosen from a national listing of population distribution by cities, rayons, collective farms and rural areas, which were selected with probability proportional to size were selected with probability proportional to size. The standard segment size was 500, the total number of standard segments was 48463. The sampling interval was 212, and 228 primary sampling units or clusters of 24 households each were selected. Within the selected enumeration areas, a household listing was carried out, and a systematic sample of 5478 households were chosen, in 228 clusters of 24 households each. The sample was selfweighting.
Of the 5478 households selected for the Uzbekistan MICS sample, 5313 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 97 percent. Thus the household response rate was 100%. (Table 1). This perfect response rate is explained by the fact that for each cluster 28 households were selected, with the first 24 being approached. If any of the first 24 households were not available, a replacement household was taken from the last four of the 28 selected. In rural areas, where local khokimiyats keep excellent household listings, replacement was not practiced. In urban areas, replacement was still infrequent, but occasionally necessary. In the interviewed households, 7859 eligible women aged 15-49 were identified. In addition, 3349 children under age five were listed in the household questionnaire. The total response rate for women was 99.1% and for children 100%. The main reason of non-response for women was absence during the interview. The percentage of response rate in rural areas was higher – 99.4% than in the city – 98.4%.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
In the MICS, three modules were used:
1. Household Questionnaire
2. Individual Questionnaire for Women
3. Questionnaire for Children Under Five
The questionnaires for the Uzbekistan MICS were based on the MICS Model Questionnaire with some modifications and additions. A household questionnaire was administered in each household, which collected various information on household members. For children, the questionnaire was administered to the mother or caretaker of the child. The questionnaires were translated into two languages: Russian and Uzbek.
Skilled computer programmers and operators carried out data entry and processing. For this purpose 12 microcomputers were used. Data entry was done using ISSA, and computer analysis was done using the SPSS 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 Uzbekistan questionnaire were used throughout. Data processing began on August 20, 2000 and finished on September 15, 2000.
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
State Department of Statistics. Uzbekistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2000. Ref. UZB_2000_MICS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from www.childinfo.org on [date]
Disclaimer and copyrights
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MICS Programme Manager
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