This report presents selected results on some of the key topics covered in the survey and on a subset of indicators
. The results in this report are preliminary and are subject to change, although major changes are notexpected. A full report is scheduled for publication in early 2013. The preliminary report is for all households.The full report will show many estimates for Qatari and non-Qatari households.Fieldwork was carried out between May and June, 2012.In order to ensure sufficient Qatari and non-Qatari coverage separate area frames based on the 2010 Censuswere constructed for:
Separate area frames means a set of PSUs, covering the entire Country, were constructed for Qatari households.Another set of PSUs, covering the entire Country, were constructed for non-Qatari households. There wereapproximately 600 PSUs for Qatari households and almost 1600 PSUs for non-Qatari households.A two-stage sample design was used, selecting PSUs at the first stage and a sample of households within eachselected PSU at the second stage. The unit chosen at the first stage is called the Primary Sampling Unit and theunit selected at the second stage is called the Secondary Sampling Unit. As the Census was conducted in April2010 an updated listing of the selected Primary Sampling Units was carried out before the selection of households in the second stage.
The universe consisted of all the households in the state of Qatar. The population in labor gatherings were notincluded.
The sampling unit in each stage of selection refers to the entities that are selected for the survey. In this survey,the ultimate sampling units were the household individuals residing within the selected household.
Domain of Estimation:
A domain is any subset of the population for which separate estimates are planned in the survey design. Thesurvey aimed to provide reliable estimates for Qatari and non-Qatari household populations separately.
The sample size was calculated using the formula proposed in the manual for MICS4. It was decided that thesurvey should provide results with the similar reliability for the two sub groups,. Qatari and non-Qatari. Theresulting sample size was determined to be two times 2300 or 4600 households.
For more information on the definitions, numerators, denominators and algorithms of indicators covered in MICS4 seewww.childinfo.org.