Indicators for Sample Size Determination
Sample size is different for each MICS indicator.
Must choose a key indicator, since only one sample size can be used in MICS.
Recommendations for choosing key indicator:
Choose from among main indicators of interest in your country.
Choose the one which will yield largest sample size.
Usually for a single-year age group, and
Usually DPT, measles, polio or tuberculosis immunization - or birth weight below 2.5 kg
Exceptions: Do not choose infant or maternal mortality rates as the key indicators. Do not choose a low coverage indicator that is desirably low (such as malnutrition prevalence). Do not choose breast-feeding indicators for 4-month age groups.