Kazakhstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006


MICS 2006

Survey Type

Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey - Round 3 [hh/mics-3]

Series Information

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, Round 3 (MICS3) is the third round of MICS surveys, previously conducted around 1995 (MICS1) and 2000 (MICS2).  Many questions and indicators are consistent and compatible with the prior round of MICS (MICS2) but less so with MICS1, although there have been a number of changes in definition of indicators between rounds.  Details can be found by reviewing the indicator definitions.

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Version Description

Version 1.0: edited data used for final report

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The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a household survey programme developed by UNICEF to assist countries in filling data gaps for monitoring human development in general and the situation of children and women in particular.  MICS is capable of producing statistically sound, internationally comparable estimates of social indicators. The current round of MICS is focused on providing a monitoring tool for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the World Fit for Children (WFFC), as well as for other major international commitments, such as the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS and the Abuja targets for malaria.

Survey Objectives 

The 2006 Kazakhstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:

To provide up-to-date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Kazakhstan

To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established in the Millennium Declaration, the goals of A World Fit For Children (WFFC), and other internationally agreed upon goals, as a basis for future action;

To contribute to the improvement of data and monitoring systems in Kazakhstan and to strengthen technical expertise in the design, implementation, and analysis of such systems.

Survey Content

MICS questionnaires are designed in a modular fashion that can be easily customized to the needs of a country.  They consist of a household questionnaire, a questionnaire for women aged 15-49 and a questionnaire for children under the age of five (to be administered to the mother or caretaker). Other than a set of core modules, countries can select which modules they want to include in each questionnaire.

Survey Implementation

The survey was carried out by The Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the support and assistance of UNICEF and other partners.  Technical assistance and training for the surveys is provided through a series of regional workshops, covering questionnaire content, sampling and survey implementation; data processing; data quality and data analysis; report writing and dissemination.

Kind of Data

Sample survey data [ssd]

Unit of Analysis

Households (defined as a group of persons who usually live and eat together)

De jure household members (defined as memers of the household who usually live in the household, which may include people who did not sleep in the household the previous night, but does not include visitors who slept in the household the previous night but do not usually live in the household)

Women aged 15-49

Children aged 0-4


Description of Scope

The Kazakhstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey included the following modules in the questionnaires:

HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE : Household characteristics, household listing, education, child labour, water and sanitation, household use of salt iodization, with optional modules for child discipline, maternal mortality and Kazakhstan specific modules UNICEF, Healthcare System Information, Primary Healthcare Accessibility and Accessibility Of In-Patient and Specialized Health Care.

WOMEN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Women's characteristics, child mortality, maternal and newborn health, marriage and union, contraception, and HIV/AIDS knowledge, with optional modules for domestic violence, and sexual (reproductive) behavior and Kazakhstan specific module for Tuberculosis.

CHILDREN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Children's characteristics, birth registration and early learning, breastfeeding, care of illness, immunization, and anthropometry, with an optional module for child development.

Topic Classifications

Household members
Water and sanitation
Household characteristics
Child labour
Child discipline
Maternal mortality
Salt iodization
Child mortality
Maternal and newborn health
Marriage and union
Attitudes towards domestic violence
Reproductive Behavior
Birth registration and Early learning
Child development
Care of illness
Women's background
Children's background


Geographic Coverage

The sample for the Kazakhstan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was designed to provide estimates on a large number of indicators on the situation of children and women at the national level, for urban and rural areas, as well as at sub-national level for 16 regions - 14 Oblasts and 2 Cities: 

- Akmola Oblast
- Aktobe Oblast
- Almaty Oblast
- Atyrau Oblast
- West Kazakhstan Oblast
- Zhambyl Oblast
- Karaganda Oblast
- Kostanai Oblast
- Kyzylorda Oblast
- Mangistau Oblast
- South Kazakhstan Oblast
- Pavlodar Oblast
- North Kazakhstan Oblast
- East Kazakhstan Oblast
- Astana City
- Almaty City


The survey covered all de jure household members (usual residents), all women aged 15-49 years resident in the household, and all children aged 0-4 years (under age 5) resident in the household.

Producers and Sponsors

Primary Investigator(s)

The Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Other Producers

ASRK - The Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan : Technical implementation and supervision
UNICEF/CO - UNICEF, Kazakhstan Country Office (UNICEF): Technical assistance
UNICEF/MICS coord./Region - UNICEF Regional MICS coordinator (UNICEF): International technical assistance
UNICEF/M&E/Region - UNICEF Regional M&E officer (UNICEF): International technical assistance
UNICEF/SIS/DPP/NYHQ - Strategic Information Section, Division of Policy and Planning, UNICEF NYHQ (UNICEF): International technical assistance


UNICEF - UNICEF : Funding of survey implementation
USAID - Agency for International Development : Funding of survey implementation
UNFPA - UN Population Fund : Funding of survey implementation
UN ResCor - UN Resident Coordinator Fund : Funding of survey implementation
ILO - International Labor Organization : Funding of survey implementation
OECD - Organisation for economic co-operation and development : Financial and technical support in data archiving

Metadata Production

Metadata produced by:

ASRK - The Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan : Data producer and customization of generic template
TNC - Croft, Trevor (Blancroft Research International): Producer of generic example
SMMRI - Zoric, Aleksandar (Strategic Marketing Research): Data producer and customization of generic template
James, Rhiannon (UNICEF): Customization of MICS archive for www.childinfo.org

Date of metadata publication


DDI Document Version

Kazakhstan MICS 2006 UNICEF v0.1

DDI Document ID

Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit