Kyrgyz Republic Demographic Health Survey (DHS) Final Report 2012

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This report summarizes the findings of the 2012 Kyrgyz Republic Demographic and Health Survey (KgDHS) conducted by the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic in collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Support for the 2012 KgDHS was provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the MEASURE DHS project. Additional funding and support for the 2012 KgDHS was received from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The KgDHS is part of the worldwide Demographic and Health Surveys program, which is designed to collect data on fertility, family planning, and maternal and child health. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the government of the Kyrgyz Republic, or donor organizations.

The 2012 KgDHS sample was designed to permit detailed analyses, including estimation of fertility, infant/child mortality, and abortion rates, at the national level and separately for urban and rural areas. Many indicators can also be estimated at the regional (oblast) level. A representative probability sample of 8,216 households was selected for the 2012 KgDHS. The sample was selected in two stages. In the first stage, 316 clusters were selected from the sampling frame, which is a complete list of enumeration areas created for the 2009 Population and Housing Census. In the second stage, before the main survey, a household listing operation was conducted in each of the selected clusters. Households were then randomly selected from the newly updated listing for participation in the survey.

All women age 15-49 who either were permanent residents of the households in the 2012 KgDHS sample or were visitors present in the household on the night before the survey were eligible to be interviewed. Interviews were completed with 8,208 women. In addition, in a subsample of one-third of the households selected for the survey, all men age 15-49 were eligible to be interviewed if they were either permanent residents or visitors present in the household on the night before the survey. Interviews were completed with 2,413 men.

Additional information about the 2012 KgDHS may be obtained from the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic: 374, Frunze Street, Bishkek, 720033, Kyrgyz Republic; Telephone (996) 312-665-662; Fax: (996-312) 660-138; E-mail:

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