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North Korea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2017


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2017 DPR Korea MICS
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2017 - 10/2017
Series or system 
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The North Korea Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey (MICS) 2017 is part of MICS phase 6, an international survey initiative to monitor the situation of children and women. Topics commonly covered in MICS include immunization, education, child and maternal health, family planning and knowledge of HIV/AIDS. MICS also provides data for tracking progress toward Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly those related to health, education and mortality. For the 2017 North Korea MICS, 8,763 women and 4,179 men ages 15-49 were successfully interviewed from 8,499 households. Additionally, 2,275 questionnaires for children under five and 4,121 questionnaires for children ages 5-17 were completed. Water quality testing was conducted for 1,359 households.

Adolescents, Adult mortality, Agriculture, Analgesics, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Antimotility drugs, Assets, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Child anthropometry, Child care, Child development, Child health care, Child labor, Child mortality, Children, Cognitive assessment, Community health clinics, Complete birth history, Condoms, Congestion, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dairy products, Diaphragms, Diarrhea, Disasters, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Environmental hazards, Family composition, Family size, Fever, Fish, Fruits, Health care access, Health care use, Health status, Hearing loss, Height, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household heat, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hygiene, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injectable contraceptives, Internet, Iodine supplements, Land ownership, Lighting, Limited mobility, Literacy, Live births, Livestock, Lower respiratory infections, Marital status, Mass media, Maternal care, Maternal health, Measles vaccines, Meat, Menopause, Menstruation, Micronutrient supplements, Milk, Mortality, Multiple births, Occupational risk factors, Oral rehydration therapy, Parental survival, Pentavalent vaccines, Place of delivery, Polio vaccines, Postnatal care, Postpartum amenorrhea, Pregnancy, Processed foods, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Sanitation, School enrollment, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skilled birth attendants, Spermicides, Starchy vegetables, Sugar-sweetened beverages, Summary birth history, Telephones, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Traditional birth control, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Unprocessed red meat, Upper respiratory infections, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Vision loss, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Whole grains, Young adults, Zinc