Water and Sanitation Estimates
These are an important component of MICS.
Sampling errors will be high, however (extremely high in some cases).
MICS sample is design primarily for person variables rather than household variables such as water/sanitation.
Sample design effects for water and sanitation indicators will be much higher than for other indicators.
Consequently, sampling reliability is very low.
Estimates can nevertheless be useful to estimate trends in water/sanitation if previous surveys exist upon which to make comparison.