This is the second national survey conducted under the auspices of the MOH (The Ministry of Health) with technical assistance from the Demographic and Health Surveys program. In addition to the reproductive and child health topics covered in the
1996 Uzbekistan Demographic and Health Survey (UDHS), the current survey included extensive data relevant to adult health (e.g., data on blood pressure, smoking habits, chronic illnesses, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis).
The 2002 Uzbekistan Health Examination Survey (UHES) is a nationally representative survey of 5,463 women age 15-49 and 2,333 men age 15-59. Fieldwork was conducted from September to December 2002. The Ministry of Health (MOH) sponsored the 2002 UHES. The United States Agency for International Development and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided funding for the survey and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) provided administrative support. The Analytical and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and the Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Macroeconomics and Statistics implemented the survey.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
- Anemia Questions–Questions or testing assessing prevalence/severity of iron-def. anemia among women or children
- Anemia Testing
- Birth Registration
- Blood Pressure
- Chlamydia Testing
- Diabetes Testing
- Early Childhood Education
- Full Pregnancy History–All surveys with the calendar and surveys that use DHS+ core questionnaire include a five-year calendar. Purpose to calculate abortion rates and neonatal rates if the calendar is not available.
- GPS/Georeferenced–Global Positioning System or Georeferenced Data
- Hepatitis B Testing
- HIV Behavior
- HIV Knowledge–Questions assess knowledge/sources of knowledge/ways to avoid HIV
- Lead Testing
- Lipids Testing
- Men's Survey
- TB Questions
- Vitamin A Questions
- Vitamin A Testing
- Women's Status–Questions: women's autonomy (household decisionmaking/free movement/access money) & Dom. violence
Producers and sponsors
Analytical and Information Center of the Ministry of Health
National Department of Statistics
The sample was designed to provide demographic and health indicators, including fertility and childhood mortality rates, at the national level and for urban and rural areas. The sample design specified a target of 800 female respondents in each of the five sampling regions. In addition, on request of the Ministry of Health and UNICEF, the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and Ferghana Oblast were over sampled to provide approximately 800 women in each, yielding a target sample size of approximately 5,600 women.
Fertility rates and other indicators were estimated for the following five regions:
- Western: The Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm Oblast
- Central: Navoi, Bukhara, Kashkadarya, and Surkhandarya Oblasts
- East-Central: Samarkhand, Jizzakh, Syrdarya, and Tashkent Oblasts
- Eastern: Namangan, Ferghana and Andizhan Oblasts
- Tashkent City
A weighted, multistage, stratified, cluster sampling design was employed. In total, 219 sample clusters were selected for the sample (101 in urban areas and 118 in rural areas). Then, a household listing operation was conducted in each sample cluster. The final selection of approximately 20 households per cluster was made at survey headquarters in Tashkent using systematic random sampling. The selected sample consisted of 4,385 households. Appendix A provides more information on the sample design. All selected households that were occupied were eligible for the Household Questionnaire. In all regions, all women age 15-49 in the selected households were eligible for the Women’s Questionnaire. Eligibility for the Men’s Questionnaire differed between Tashkent City and the other four regions. In Tashkent City, all men age 15-59 in the selected households were eligible respondents, while in the four remaining regions only men age 15-59 in every third household were eligible respondents. The rationale for a larger sample of men from Tashkent City was to ensure a sufficient number of observations to permit gender comparisons of the biodata collected only in Tashkent City.
A total of 4,385 households were selected for the women’s sample and 2,094 for the men’s sample. The overall household response rate was 99 percent for both household samples.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The UHES employed three survey instruments: a Household Questionnaire, a Women’s Questionnaire, and a Men’s Questionnaire. The survey instruments were based on the model questionnaires developed by the MEASURE DHS+ project augmented by modules on topics related to adult health. The data collection instruments were reviewed and approved by an Advisory Committee of subject matter experts appointed by the Minister of Health during the summer of 2001.
The 2002 Household Questionnaire consisted of three sections. In the first section, all usual members and visitors in the sampled households were listed, and for each listed person, information was collected on age, sex, educational attainment, and relationship to the head of household. A second section of the Household Questionnaire included questions on the characteristics of the dwelling unit (e.g., the number of rooms, flooring material, source of water). The third section included the forms for recording information on the biodata collected.
Data processing took place at the Analytical and Information Center of the Ministry of Health. The office editing staff checked to confirm that questionnaires for all selected households and all eligible respondents were returned from the field. The few questions that had not been precoded (e.g., occupation) were coded at this time. The data were then entered and edited on computers using the ISSA (Integrated System for Survey Analysis) package, with the data entry software translated into Russian. Office editing and data entry activities were conducted between September 2002 and February 2003.
The use of the datasets must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the identification of the Primary Investigator (including country name)
- the full title of the survey and its acronym (when available), and the year(s) of implementation
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download (for datasets disseminated online)
Analytical and Information Center of the Ministry of Health. Uzbekistan Health Examination Survey (HES) 2002, Ref. UZB_2002_HES_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
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