Belize - Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015-2016

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The Belize Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2015 by the Statistical Institute of Belize in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by UNICEF, UNDP and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator. The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international household survey programme to collect internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women. MICS surveys measure key indicators that allow countries to generate data for use in policies and programmes, setting the baseline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments. The objective of this report is to facilitate the timely dissemination and use of results from the Belize MICS5 prior to the release of full tables and the final survey report that will contain detailed information on all survey findings by various demographic, social, economic and cultural characteristics.

Type: 
Microdata
Acronym: 
MICS 2015-16
Languages Supported: 
English
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Geographical Coverage: 
Belize
Economy Coverage: 
Economy Coverage not specified
Release Date: 
February 23, 2017

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
August 26, 2019

Harvest System ID

Harvest System ID: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
9266
Disclaimer: 
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.
Version Description: 
Version 01 (February 2017). Version 02 (August 2019). This version is identical to version 01 except the datasets were added and documented.
Publisher Name: 

Development Data Group; The World Bank

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
Government of Belize, United Nations International Children's Fund
Study Type: 
Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - Round 5 [hh/mics-5]
Series Information: 
Since its inception in 1995, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, known as MICS, has become the largest source of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on women and children worldwide. In countries as diverse as Costa Rica, Mali and Qatar, trained fieldwork teams conduct face-to-face interviews with household members on a variety of topics – focusing mainly on those issues that directly affect the lives of children and women. MICS has been a major source of data on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators and will be a major data source in the post-2015 era. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Round 5 (MICS5) is the fifth round of MICS surveys, previously conducted around 1995 (MICS1), 2000 (MICS2), 2005-2007 (MICS3) and 2009-2011 (MICS4). MICS was originally developed to support countries measure progress towards an internationally agreed set of goals that emerged from the 1990 World Summit for Children. The fifth round of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS5) is scheduled for 2013-2016 and survey results are expected to be available from 2015 onwards. Data collected in MICS5 will play a critical role in the final assessment of the MDGs in September 2015 and subsequent surveys in MICS6 will provide the baselines for the Sustainable Development Goals that will follow. Information on more than 130 internationally agreed-upon indicators is being collected through MICS5. In addition to collecting information on intervention coverage, MICS also explores knowledge of and attitudes to certain topics, and specific behaviors of women, men and children, enabling analysts to gain insights into behaviours that may affect women’s and children’s lives. MICS routinely disaggregates data so that disparities associated with age, gender, education, wealth, location of residence, ethnicity and other characteristics are revealed.
Universe: 
The survey covered all de jure household members (usual residents), all women aged between 15-49 years, all men aged between 15-49 years, and all children under 5 living in the household.
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
United Nations Children’s Fund, Statistical Institute of Belize
Response Rates: 
Of the 5,242 households, 4,900 were found to be occupied. Of these, 4,636 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 94.6 percent. In the interviewed households 5,095 women were identified. Of these, 4,699 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 92.2 percent within the interviewed households. In the interviewed households 4,351 men were identified. Of these, 3,573 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 82.1 percent within the interviewed households. There were 2,657 children under age five listed in the household questionnaires. Questionnaires were completed for 2,537 of these children, which corresponds to a response rate of 95.5 percent within interviewed households.
Other Processing: 
The scope of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey includes: - Child mortality - Nutrition - Child health - Water and sanitation - Reproductive health - Child development - Literacy and education - Child protection - HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour - Access to mass media and ICT - Subjective well-being - Tobacco and alcohol use
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 

UNICEF

Time Periods: 
August, 2017

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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. Example, United Nations Children’s Fund, Statistical Institute of Belize. Belize Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2015-2016, Ref. BLZ_2015_MICS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].

The Belize Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2015 by the Statistical Institute of Belize in collaboration with the Government of Belize and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by UNICEF, UNDP and the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator. The global MICS programme was developed by UNICEF in the 1990s as an international household survey programme to collect internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators on the situation of children and women. MICS surveys measure key indicators that allow countries to generate data for use in policies and programmes, setting the baseline for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally agreed upon commitments. The objective of this report is to facilitate the timely dissemination and use of results from the Belize MICS5 prior to the release of full tables and the final survey report that will contain detailed information on all survey findings by various demographic, social, economic and cultural characteristics.

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Acronym: 
MICS 2015-16
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 
UNICEF
Disclaimer: 
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.
Response Rates: 
Of the 5,242 households, 4,900 were found to be occupied. Of these, 4,636 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 94.6 percent. In the interviewed households 5,095 women were identified. Of these, 4,699 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 92.2 percent within the interviewed households. In the interviewed households 4,351 men were identified. Of these, 3,573 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 82.1 percent within the interviewed households. There were 2,657 children under age five listed in the household questionnaires. Questionnaires were completed for 2,537 of these children, which corresponds to a response rate of 95.5 percent within interviewed households.
Time Periods: 
August, 2017
Economy Coverage: 
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
United Nations Children’s Fund, Statistical Institute of Belize
Publisher Name: 
Development Data Group; The World Bank
Version Description: 
Version 01 (February 2017). Version 02 (August 2019). This version is identical to version 01 except the datasets were added and documented.
Universe: 
The survey covered all de jure household members (usual residents), all women aged between 15-49 years, all men aged between 15-49 years, and all children under 5 living in the household.
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Series Information: 
Since its inception in 1995, the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, known as MICS, has become the largest source of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on women and children worldwide. In countries as diverse as Costa Rica, Mali and Qatar, trained fieldwork teams conduct face-to-face interviews with household members on a variety of topics – focusing mainly on those issues that directly affect the lives of children and women. MICS has been a major source of data on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators and will be a major data source in the post-2015 era. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Round 5 (MICS5) is the fifth round of MICS surveys, previously conducted around 1995 (MICS1), 2000 (MICS2), 2005-2007 (MICS3) and 2009-2011 (MICS4). MICS was originally developed to support countries measure progress towards an internationally agreed set of goals that emerged from the 1990 World Summit for Children. The fifth round of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS5) is scheduled for 2013-2016 and survey results are expected to be available from 2015 onwards. Data collected in MICS5 will play a critical role in the final assessment of the MDGs in September 2015 and subsequent surveys in MICS6 will provide the baselines for the Sustainable Development Goals that will follow. Information on more than 130 internationally agreed-upon indicators is being collected through MICS5. In addition to collecting information on intervention coverage, MICS also explores knowledge of and attitudes to certain topics, and specific behaviors of women, men and children, enabling analysts to gain insights into behaviours that may affect women’s and children’s lives. MICS routinely disaggregates data so that disparities associated with age, gender, education, wealth, location of residence, ethnicity and other characteristics are revealed.
Release Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Last Updated Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2019
Other Processing: 
The scope of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey includes: - Child mortality - Nutrition - Child health - Water and sanitation - Reproductive health - Child development - Literacy and education - Child protection - HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour - Access to mass media and ICT - Subjective well-being - Tobacco and alcohol use
Harvest Source: 
Harvest System ID: 
9266
Citation Text: 
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. Example, United Nations Children’s Fund, Statistical Institute of Belize. Belize Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2015-2016, Ref. BLZ_2015_MICS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Modified date: 
18134
Study Type: 
Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - Round 5 [hh/mics-5]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Face-to-face

Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 

Government of Belize, United Nations International Children's Fund

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