Republic of Macedonia


Republic of Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005


Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women


MICS 2005

Translated Title

Multi indikatorsko klastersko istraÅžuvanje, Republika Makedonija (MICS) 2005

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 2005 Republic of Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey has as its primary objectives:

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

To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward goals established by 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 the Republic of Macedonia 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 implemented by the Macedonian State Statistical Office (SSO) 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 Republic of Macedonia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey included the following modules in the questionnaires:

HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE : Household listing, education, water and sanitation, household characteristics, child labour, child discipline, child disability.

WOMEN'S QUESTIONNAIRE: Women's characteristics, child mortality, maternal and newborn health, marriage, contraception, domestic violence, sexual behavior and HIV/AIDS knowledge.

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

Topic Classifications

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


Geographic Coverage

The survey is nationally representative and covers the whole of Republic of Macedonia.


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)

State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia (SSORM)

Other Producers

UNICEF/CO - UNICEF, Republic of Macedonia Country Office (UNICEF): Technical assistance and supervision
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
Blancroft Research International - Trevor Croft (TNC): Technical assistance in analysis
Ministry of Health : Technical support in questionnaire design
The Republic Institute For Health Protection : Technical support in questionnaire design
Ministry of Education and Science : Technical support in questionnaire design
Ministry of Local-Self Governance : Technical support in questionnaire design
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy : Technical support in questionnaire design
Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning : Technical support in questionnaire design
World Health Organization : Technical support in questionnaire design


UNICEF - UNICEF HQ : MICS implementation, participation at regional trainings, technical (consultancy) support, final report (including translation, design, printing)
UNDP - UNDP HQ : MICS implementation
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development : Financial and technical support in data archiving

Other Acknowledgements

Embassy of the Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Financial support

Metadata Production

Metadata produced by:

SSORM - State Statistical Office of Republic of Macedonia : Producer of Macedonia MICS archive
SMMRI - Bjelic, Ivana (Strategic Marketing Research): Producer of Macedonia MICS archive
SMMRI - Zoric, Aleksandar (Strategic Marketing Research): Data producer and customization of generic template
TNC - Croft, Trevor (Blancroft Research International): Producer of Generic MICS example archive
James, Rhiannon (UNICEF): Customisation of Macedonia MICS 3 archive for childinfo.org

Date of metadata publication


DDI Document Version

Republic of Macedonia MICS UNICEF 2005 v0.6

DDI Document ID

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