National integrated micronutrient and anthropometric survey of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021 (NIMAS)
The National Integrated Micronutrient and Anthropometric Survey (NIMAS) in the Kyrgyz Republic in 2021 was conducted by the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), Mercy Corps and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The survey’s main objective is to assess the prevalence of nutrient deficiencies among the target population, such as anaemia, iron deficiency, vitamin A deficiency, and low or excess weight among children, adolescent girls, and women. The survey also assessed infant and young children feeding practices and food fortification.
The data collection took place from September to November 2021 and assessed the nutrition and micronutrient status among children aged 6 to 59 months and 5-9 years, adolescent girls aged 10-19 years, women of reproductive age 15-49, and pregnant women. The primary sampling units (PSUs) from the 2018 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) served as the sampling frame for the NIMAS 2021. The research team used a two-stage sampling procedure to randomly select households, and subsequently children, adolescent girls, and women.
A series of Statistical Snapshots of the main findings of the survey are consolidated in this publication. A general objective of the publication is to facilitate the timely dissemination and use of results from the survey.