Factsheet on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 3
November 30, 2007
? The 2006 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is a nationally representative survey of
households, women and children. The main objectives of the current survey are to provide up-to-
date information for assessing the situation of children and women in Viet Nam and to provide a
monitoring tool for the World Fit for Children goals, Millennium Development Goals, and UN
General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS.
? Viet Nam MICS was designed to provide statistically sound and internationally comparable data
making it possible to monitor trends in many indicators and set baselines for other indicators.
Viet Nam conducted the first round of MICS in 1995 and the second round in 2000.
? Information for MICS has been collected from three levels: 1) household level with information
related to various age groups, sex and education levels, child labour, access to water and
sanitation, child discipline and maternal mortality; 2) information from interviewing women
related to literacy, education and employment, child survival, maternal and newborn health,
reproductive health, HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitude to domestic violence; 3) women with
children under-five were interviewed to get information on their children’s education, birth
registration and early learning, vitamin A supplementation, breastfeeding, immunization and
? MICS was carried out by the General Statistics Office (GSO) in close collaboration with the Viet
Nam Committee for Population, Family and Children, with technical and financial support of
? The sample for the Viet Nam Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) included 8,356
households, and was designed to provide reliable estimates at the national level for urban and
rural areas, in eight regions. MICS survey covered 9,473 women aged 15-49 and 2,680 children
under the age of five. The respondent rate for these groups was 94.1 percent and 99 percent,
? MICSInfo is also being launched on November 30. It is a database on the website of GSO, and
uses DevInfo/VietInfo technology. With MICSInfo, the MICS data can be presented in tables,
charts, graphics and maps very easily, making it more accessible to all users.
? The full MICS report is available at GSO and GSO’s website http://www.gso.gov.vn or direct
access to the MICS Info database at mics.gso.gov.vn. .Additional information on MICS and
results from other countries that have implemented the survey are available at www.childinfo.org
? MICS provides data for seven Millennium Development Goals through the following indicators:
MDGs Target Indicator in MICS MICS results
National Urban Rural (per cent) (per (per centcent)) Goal 1: Eradicate 7 7.7 6.8 Target 2: Reduce Indicator 9:Low birth weight extreme poverty and the proportion of infants hunger people who suffer from hunger by half 53.1 54.6 52.6 Indicator 42: Vitamin A between 1990 and supplementation (under-fives) 2015.
93.5% 91.6 94 Goal 2: Achieve Target 3: Eliminate Indicator 54: Net enrolment ratio in
universal primary gender disparity in primary education
education primary and secondary education by 2005. Ensure that
all boys and girls
complete a full
course of primary
schooling by 2015.
99 98.7 99.1 Goal 3: Promote Target 4: Ensure that Indicator 57: Proportion of pupils
gender equality and all boys and girls starting grade 1 who reach grade 5 empower women complete a full course of primary 81.7 89 79.9 Indicator 59: Primary completion rate schooling by 2015.
Indicator 61: Ratio of girls to Target 4: Eliminate 95.4 94.6 95.6 gender disparity at boys in primary, all levels of secondary 79.5 91.3 76.1 education by 2015 and tertiary education and empower women
27 16 30 Target 5: Reduce Indicator 1: Under-five mortality Goal 4: Reduce child the under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 livebirths) mortality rate by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015.
22 23 21 Indicator 2: Infant mortality
rate (per 1,000 livebirths)
87.2 Indicator 28: Proportion of 1-year
old children immunized against
measles Proportion of 1-year old children immunized against measles
162 Goal 5: Improve Target 6: Reduce the Indicator 3: Maternal mortality
maternal health. maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 livebirths)
ratio by three quarters by 2015.
87.7 93.8 84.5 Indicator 4: Proportion of births
attended by skilled health personnel
75.7 72 77 Indicator 21: Contraceptive
44.3 Indicator 82: Percentage of Target 7: Halt and Goal 6: Combat population aged 15-49 years with begin to reverse HIV/AIDS, malaria
and other diseases the spread of comprehensive knowledge on
HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS prevention and major
65.5 26.4 78.9 Target 8: Halt and Indicator 24: Proportion of
begin to reverse population using solid fuels
the incidence of
malaria and other
89 97.1 86.2 Target 10: Reduce Indicator 11: Proportion of Goal 7: Ensure by half the population with sustainable environmental proportion of access to an improved water sustainability people without source, urban and rural
access to safe drinking water and 64.3 89.5 55.8 Indicator 12: Proportion of population basic sanitation by with access to improved sanitation, 2015. urban and rural
? Other key indicators in the MICS3:
INFORMATION ON HOUSEHOLDS
Prevalence of orphans - children under age 18 with at least 1 dead parent 3.8 (%)
Children aged 5-14 involved in child labour (%) 14.5 Households with insecticide-treated nets (ITN) (%) 18.8 Household population using improved drinking water sources (%) 89.0 Household population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 64.3
INFORMATION ON CHILDREN
Children aged 0-59 months whose births are registered (%) 87.6 Children reaching grade 5 (%) 97.5 Children aged 6-59 months who received a vitamin A supplement in the 53.1 previous 6 months (%)
Children aged 0-5 months only breastfed (%) 16.9 Children aged 12-23 months receiving measles vaccine before age 1 (%) 87.2
Children with diarrhea receiving ORT (%) 94.7 Under-fives sleeping under mosquito nets (%) 94.5 Children with fever receiving ant malarial treatment (%) 2.3 Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 22 Under-five mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 27
INFORMATION ON WOMEN
Women aged 15-24 who can read (%) 91.7 Use of a modern family planning method among women aged 15-49 (%) 60.4 Mothers aged 15-49 receiving at least 2 doses of tetanus toxoid vaccine during 70.6 last pregnancy (%)
Women aged 15-49 receiving antenatal care by skilled personnel (%) 90.8 Women aged 15-49 receiving assistance at delivery by skilled personnel (%) 87.7 Pregnant women receiving intermittent preventive malaria treatment (%) 2.1 Comprehensive knowledge about HIV prevention among women aged 15-24 44.3 (%)