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Country Papers : Kyrgyz Republic
Survey and census sources of national disability
Country: Kyrgyz Republic
National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic conducts quarterly sample surveys
of 3000 households for defining population living standards in the republic and regions. A
question about welfare or disability pension recipients is in the questionnaire of living
source survey (receipts and incomes). Considering living source (receipts and income) it
is possible to mark out number of disabled people by sex, age and marital status from
surveyed population. It is also possible to analyse main living standards indicators for
disabled people and families, where they live.
Also National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic conducted single survey of
250 households on population employment and problems of employment. There were questions
on interviewer social status, where he (or she) could identify himself (herself) as
disability pensioner by definite group. Therefore it is possible to get an overview on
their employment and appeared problems in searching work.
Special disability analyse was not conducted by conducted surveys.
In the First National Population Census 1999 questions on disability were not included
into census questionnaires.
1. Overview of survey or census
- Title of survey or census
- Date of latest data collection
- Periodicity of survey or census (continuous, annual, ad hoc, 10 or 5
yearly in case of census etc.)
- Contact person(s) for the survey/census (include title, office mail
address, phone, fax, email, website, etc.)
2. Brief summary of survey or census
- Describe what information on disability is collected
- What uses are made of the data and who are the users?
- Were users involved in deciding what information to collect?
- What definition of disability was used?
- Were data collected and compiled according to international standards or
national classifications and definitions? (e.g.ICIDH or ICF)
3. Scope of survey or census
- Describe the population covered in the survey (age, private dwelling population,
institutionalised population, etc.)
4. Coverage and sampling
- Coverage of survey or census (how well was the scope achieved)
- Sample frame(s) (sample size? Sample frame based on lists, area,
5. Are there other data sources which you use to benchmark your survey results? (e.g.
previous surveys to compare with? what evaluations did you make of the results?)
6. Response and non-response
- What was the response rate?
- Did you evaluate the non-response? (e.g. break it up into full and
partial? impact of non-response? follow-up studies? imputations for missing items?)
7. Data collection (Attach or mail us a copy of your questionnaire)
- Manner of collection (face-to-face interviews, self-administered
questionnaire, telephone, other?)
- Type of respondent (who replied? The disabled person or proxy for the
- Format of questions (how many questions? pre-coded standardised?)
- List the languages used in the survey or census
8. Measurement error
- Which special data collection procedures were undertaken to reduce measurement
error (e.g. pilot testing of questions and questionnaire? training of
interviewers? detailed coding instructions? follow-up of non response by specialist
9. Highlights of the strengths and limitations of survey or census
Strengths: (e.g. a very detailed survey; sound sample design; use of
international standard concept and classifications, etc.)
Limitations: (e.g. high relative standard error for small population
groups/geographic areas; respondent overload due to length of questionnaire; lack of
consistency or survey items across surveys, etc.)
10. List published sources on disability statistics
There are no special publications on disability statistics, but disability indicators
and data (including the firstly recognized disability) are published in different social
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