Macedonia, FYR - Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2011 - Roma Settlements

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The Republic of Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 was conducted as part of the fourth global round of MICS surveys (MICS4). The survey was conducted in cooperation between UNICEF and the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia with the data collection being carried out by private research company IPSOS Strategic Puls. Financial and technical support was provided by UNICEF, with additional financial support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Macedonia MICS 2011 was conducted using two separate samples. One sample developed specifically for the Roma population living in Roma settlements. The sample for the Roma settlements Macedonia MICS was designed to provide estimates for a large number of indicators on the situation of Roma children and women at the national level. The 2011 Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey primary objectives are: - To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Macedonia; - To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established in the Millennium Declaration and other internationally agreed upon goals, as a basis for future action; - To contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Macedonia and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems; - To generate data on the situation of children and women, including the identification of vulnerable groups and of disparities, to inform policies and interventions.

Acronym: 
MICS-RS 2011
Type: 
Microdata
Topics: 
Topic not specified
Languages Supported: 
English
Geographical Coverage: 
Macedonia, FYR
Reference ID: 
MKD_2011_MICS-RS_v01_M
Release Date: 
November 14, 2013

Harvest Source

Harvest Source: 
Microdata

Harvest Source ID

Harvest Source ID: 
5225

Last Updated

Last Updated: 
November 14, 2013
Study Type: 

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - Round 4 [hh/mics-4]

Data Editing: 
Data were entered using the CSPro software. The data were entered on 12 microcomputers and carried out by 20 data entry operators and 10 data entry supervisors. In order to ensure quality control, all questionnaires were double entered and internal consistency checks were performed. Procedures and standard programs developed under the global MICS4 programme and adapted to the Macedonia questionnaire were used throughout. Data processing began almost simultaneously with data collection in May 2011 and was completed in August 2011. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software program, Version 18, and the model syntax and tabulation plans developed by UNICEF were used for this purpose.
Funding Name, Abbreviation, Role: 
United Nations Children’s Fund; United Nations Population Fund
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia; United Nations Children’s Fund
Questionnaires: 
The questionnaires for the Generic MICS were structured questionnaires based on the MICS4 model questionnaire with some modifications and additions. Household questionnaires were administered in each household, which collected various information on household members including sex, age and relationship. The household questionnaire includes household listing form, education, water and sanitation, household characteristics, child labour and child discipline. In addition to a household questionnaire, questionnaires were administered in each household for women age 15-49, children under age five and children aged 2-9 years. For children, the questionnaire was administered to the mother or primary caretaker of the child. The women's questionnaire includes woman's background, child mortality, desire for last birth, maternal and newborn health, illness symptoms, contraception, unmet need, attitudes toward domestic violence, marriage/union, tobacco and alcohol use and life satisfaction. The children's questionnaire includes child's age, birth registration, early childhood development, breastfeeding, care of illness, immunization and anthropometry. The questionnaire form for child disability contained the ten question module for identifying children with an increased risk of disability. The questionnaire form for vaccinations at health facility was used to check the consistency in recording the immunizations between the documents kept in the health facilities and the immunization cards in the households. The questionnaires were based on the MICS4 model questionnaire. From the MICS4 model English version, the questionnaires were customized, translated into Macedonian and Albanian, back translated into English, and pre-tested in Skopje in March 2011. Based on the results of the pre-test, modifications were made to the wording and translation of the questionnaires. In addition to the administration of the questionnaires, fieldwork teams measured the weights and heights of children under 5 years of age. Details and findings of these measurements are provided in the respective sections of the report.
Response Rates: 
Of the 1079 households selected for the sample, 997 were found to be occupied. Of these, 953 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 96 percent. In the interviewed households, 1134 women (aged 15-49 years) were identified. Of these, 1091 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 96 percent within interviewed households. There were 483 children under age 5 listed in the household questionnaire. Questionnaires were completed for 476 of these children, which correspond to a response rate of 99 percent within interviewed households. Overall, response rates of 92 and 94 percentages are calculated for the interviews with women and children under age 5.
Sampling Procedure: 
The primary objective of the sample design for the Roma settlements in the Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey was to produce statistically reliable estimates of most indicators, for the Roma population living in Roma settlements at the national level. A multi-stage, stratified cluster sampling approach was used for the selection of the survey sample. The target national sample size for the Roma settlements in the Macedonia MICS was 1079 households. For the calculation of the sample size, the key indicator used was the incidence of stunting among children aged 0-4 years. The resulting number of households from this exercise was 4,972 households which is the sample size needed to provide a sufficient number of children under 5 for drawing reliable conclusions. This sample size was reduced to 1,079 based on the original plan to stratify the listing in Roma sample PSUs by households with and without children under 5 for the second stage of selection. In this case a higher sampling rate would have been used for the households with children, similar to the sampling strategy for the national MICS. However, later it was decided that given the higher average number of children under 5 for the Roma households, the sampling procedure was simplified to select all households with equal probability in each Roma sample PSU at the second stage. The average number of households selected per cluster for the Macedonia Roma MICS was determined as 15 households, based on a number of considerations, including the design effect, the budget available, and the time that would be needed per team to complete one cluster. In total, 70 clusters were allocated to the regions with the number of clusters proportional to the population of the individual regions. The 2002 census frame was used for the selection of clusters. Census enumeration areas were defined as primary sampling units (PSUs), and were selected from each of the sampling strata by using systematic pps (probability proportional to size) sampling procedures, based on the estimated sizes of the enumeration areas from the 2002 Population Census. The first stage of sampling was thus completed by selecting the required number of enumeration areas at the regional level. Since the sampling frame (the 2002 Population Census) was not up-to-date, a new listing of households was conducted in all the sample numeration areas prior to the selection of households. For this purpose, listing teams were formed, who visited each enumeration area, and listed the occupied households. Listing activities were conducted by the same company that was responsible for the data collection. The same teams that were selected for the data collection process were used for listing. The listing took place in February 2012. All teams were given the descriptions and maps of the selected clusters. The teams visited all households in the sample clusters asking for the number of members, number of women aged 15-49 and for number of children under age 5. Lists of households with household members were prepared by the listing teams for each enumeration area. The number of selected households per enumeration area was different, depending on the total number inhabitants in the enumeration area. The sampling procedures are more fully described in "Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 - Final Report" pp.151-152.
Unit of Analysis: 
- Individuals- Households
Version Description: 
- v01: Edited, anonymous datasets for public distribution.

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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, Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia and United Nations Children’s Fund. Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 - Roma Settlements, Ref. MKD_2011_MICS-RS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].

The Republic of Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 was conducted as part of the fourth global round of MICS surveys (MICS4). The survey was conducted in cooperation between UNICEF and the Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia with the data collection being carried out by private research company IPSOS Strategic Puls. Financial and technical support was provided by UNICEF, with additional financial support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Macedonia MICS 2011 was conducted using two separate samples. One sample developed specifically for the Roma population living in Roma settlements. The sample for the Roma settlements Macedonia MICS was designed to provide estimates for a large number of indicators on the situation of Roma children and women at the national level. The 2011 Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey primary objectives are: - To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Macedonia; - To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established in the Millennium Declaration and other internationally agreed upon goals, as a basis for future action; - To contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Macedonia and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems; - To generate data on the situation of children and women, including the identification of vulnerable groups and of disparities, to inform policies and interventions.

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Reference ID: 
MKD_2011_MICS-RS_v01_M
Acronym: 
MICS-RS 2011
Type: 
Languages Supported: 
Access Authority Name, Affiliation, Email: 
Childinfo, UNICEF, [email protected], http://www.childinfo.org/mics4_surveys.html
Response Rates: 
Of the 1079 households selected for the sample, 997 were found to be occupied. Of these, 953 were successfully interviewed for a household response rate of 96 percent. In the interviewed households, 1134 women (aged 15-49 years) were identified. Of these, 1091 were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 96 percent within interviewed households. There were 483 children under age 5 listed in the household questionnaire. Questionnaires were completed for 476 of these children, which correspond to a response rate of 99 percent within interviewed households. Overall, response rates of 92 and 94 percentages are calculated for the interviews with women and children under age 5.
Time Periods: 
August, 2017
Primary Investigator Name, Affiliation: 
Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia; United Nations Children’s Fund
Version Description: 
- v01: Edited, anonymous datasets for public distribution.
Unit of Analysis: 
- Individuals- Households
Geographical Coverage: 
Data Classification of a Dataset: 
Sampling Procedure: 
The primary objective of the sample design for the Roma settlements in the Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey was to produce statistically reliable estimates of most indicators, for the Roma population living in Roma settlements at the national level. A multi-stage, stratified cluster sampling approach was used for the selection of the survey sample. The target national sample size for the Roma settlements in the Macedonia MICS was 1079 households. For the calculation of the sample size, the key indicator used was the incidence of stunting among children aged 0-4 years. The resulting number of households from this exercise was 4,972 households which is the sample size needed to provide a sufficient number of children under 5 for drawing reliable conclusions. This sample size was reduced to 1,079 based on the original plan to stratify the listing in Roma sample PSUs by households with and without children under 5 for the second stage of selection. In this case a higher sampling rate would have been used for the households with children, similar to the sampling strategy for the national MICS. However, later it was decided that given the higher average number of children under 5 for the Roma households, the sampling procedure was simplified to select all households with equal probability in each Roma sample PSU at the second stage. The average number of households selected per cluster for the Macedonia Roma MICS was determined as 15 households, based on a number of considerations, including the design effect, the budget available, and the time that would be needed per team to complete one cluster. In total, 70 clusters were allocated to the regions with the number of clusters proportional to the population of the individual regions. The 2002 census frame was used for the selection of clusters. Census enumeration areas were defined as primary sampling units (PSUs), and were selected from each of the sampling strata by using systematic pps (probability proportional to size) sampling procedures, based on the estimated sizes of the enumeration areas from the 2002 Population Census. The first stage of sampling was thus completed by selecting the required number of enumeration areas at the regional level. Since the sampling frame (the 2002 Population Census) was not up-to-date, a new listing of households was conducted in all the sample numeration areas prior to the selection of households. For this purpose, listing teams were formed, who visited each enumeration area, and listed the occupied households. Listing activities were conducted by the same company that was responsible for the data collection. The same teams that were selected for the data collection process were used for listing. The listing took place in February 2012. All teams were given the descriptions and maps of the selected clusters. The teams visited all households in the sample clusters asking for the number of members, number of women aged 15-49 and for number of children under age 5. Lists of households with household members were prepared by the listing teams for each enumeration area. The number of selected households per enumeration area was different, depending on the total number inhabitants in the enumeration area. The sampling procedures are more fully described in "Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 - Final Report" pp.151-152.
Release Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Last Updated Date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Questionnaires: 
The questionnaires for the Generic MICS were structured questionnaires based on the MICS4 model questionnaire with some modifications and additions. Household questionnaires were administered in each household, which collected various information on household members including sex, age and relationship. The household questionnaire includes household listing form, education, water and sanitation, household characteristics, child labour and child discipline. In addition to a household questionnaire, questionnaires were administered in each household for women age 15-49, children under age five and children aged 2-9 years. For children, the questionnaire was administered to the mother or primary caretaker of the child. The women's questionnaire includes woman's background, child mortality, desire for last birth, maternal and newborn health, illness symptoms, contraception, unmet need, attitudes toward domestic violence, marriage/union, tobacco and alcohol use and life satisfaction. The children's questionnaire includes child's age, birth registration, early childhood development, breastfeeding, care of illness, immunization and anthropometry. The questionnaire form for child disability contained the ten question module for identifying children with an increased risk of disability. The questionnaire form for vaccinations at health facility was used to check the consistency in recording the immunizations between the documents kept in the health facilities and the immunization cards in the households. The questionnaires were based on the MICS4 model questionnaire. From the MICS4 model English version, the questionnaires were customized, translated into Macedonian and Albanian, back translated into English, and pre-tested in Skopje in March 2011. Based on the results of the pre-test, modifications were made to the wording and translation of the questionnaires. In addition to the administration of the questionnaires, fieldwork teams measured the weights and heights of children under 5 years of age. Details and findings of these measurements are provided in the respective sections of the report.
Data Editing: 
Data were entered using the CSPro software. The data were entered on 12 microcomputers and carried out by 20 data entry operators and 10 data entry supervisors. In order to ensure quality control, all questionnaires were double entered and internal consistency checks were performed. Procedures and standard programs developed under the global MICS4 programme and adapted to the Macedonia questionnaire were used throughout. Data processing began almost simultaneously with data collection in May 2011 and was completed in August 2011. Data were analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software program, Version 18, and the model syntax and tabulation plans developed by UNICEF were used for this purpose.
Harvest Source: 
Harvest Source ID: 
5225
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, Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Macedonia and United Nations Children’s Fund. Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2011 - Roma Settlements, Ref. MKD_2011_MICS-RS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [url] on [date].
Modified date: 
16023
Study Type: 
Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - Round 4 [hh/mics-4]
Primary Dataset: 
Yes
Mode of Data Collection: 

Face-to-face

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