The 2000 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:
· To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Ukraine 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 Ukraine and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The following survey units were used:
- a household;
- a woman;
- an under-five child
The scope of Ukraine 2000 MICS includes:
- Household listing
- Child labor
- Water and sanitation
- Salt iodization
- Child mortality
- Tetanus toxoid
- Maternal and newborn health
- Contraceptive use
- Birth registration
- Vitamin A
- Care of illness
In forming sample from Ukraine’s total population the following population categories were excluded: population residing in the first and second zones of radioactive contamination caused by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station disaster – alienation zone and unconditional (mandatory) resettlement zone, as well as institutionalized population (active military servicemen; penitentiary institutions inmates; hospices and senior citizens’ homes inmates).
Producers and sponsors
State Statistics Committee
The sample for the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was designed to provide estimates of indicators at the national level, for urban and rural areas.
For conducting cluster survey of women’s and children’s situation in Ukraine national territorial probability weighted sample of non-institutionalized units (households) was relied upon. Household selection share was equal to 1/3169, i.e. a selected sample household represented 3169 households from general population. The procedure for multiple level stratified territorial units selection with probability proportionate to size was used to form the sample population.
Households were selected at the last stage drawing on the systematic selection mechanism according to addresses listing. Taking into account demographic situation in Ukraine (according to government statistics, children under five constitute 0.9 percent of Ukraine’s population), the MICS project’s major goals, and available funding for MICS conducting, households with under-five children were selected from addresses lists within the selected areas. This approach was also instrumental in tackling the issue of fertile age women presence in households.
Sample Formation Procedure
Sampling included three stages:
- Exclusion of territories that cannot be surveyed;
- General population units stratification;
- First level territorial units selection;
- Second level territorial units selection;
- Households selection.
Detailed sampling procedure is available in Section "SURVEY METHODOLOGY" of the full report.
Of the 5,600 households selected for the MICS survey, 5,051 gave their consent to take part in the survey. Of these, 5,051 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 90.2 percent. Response rate proved to be somewhat higher in urban areas (90.2%) than in rural areas (90.1%). In the interviewed households, 5,051 eligible women (age 15-49) were identified. Of these, all 5,051 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 100 percent. In addition, 4,282 children under age five were listed in the household questionnaires. Of these, all the questionnaires were completed for a response rate of 100 percent.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
The field staff was trained for two days in early June 2000. The data were collected by 27 teams; each was comprised of nine interviewers on the average.
The MICS Coordinator provided overall supervision. The field work began in June 2000 and concluded in August 2000.
The questionnaires for the Ukraine 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 including sex, age, literacy, marital status, and orphanhood status. The household questionnaire also included education, water and sanitation, and salt iodization modules. In addition to a household questionnaire, questionnaires were administered in each household 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 contained the following modules:
The questionnaire for children under age five includes modules on:
Care of Illness
From the MICS model English version, the questionnaires were translated into two languages: Ukrainian and Russian. The questionnaires were pretested during May 2000. Based on the results of the pretest, modifications were made to the wording and translation of the questionnaires.
Data were entered on forty computers, with 27 of them provided by UNICEF as technical assistance, using IVA program for Windows. 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 country questionnaire were used throughout. Regional level data were e-mailed to the Central Office on August 7, 2000. Data processing began in August 2000 and finished in October 2000.
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.