# Kenya - Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey 2015

Reference ID | KEN-KNBS-KMIS-2015-V0.1 |

Year | 2015 |

Country | Kenya |

Producer(s) |
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics ICF International National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health |

Sponsor(s) | ICF International - - Kenya National Bureau of Statistics - - National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health - - |

Collection(s) | |

Metadata | Documentation in PDF |

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May 01, 2016

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Sampling

Sampling Procedure

The estimates from a sample survey are affected by two types of errors: nonsampling errors and sampling errors. Nonsampling errors are the results of mistakes made in implementing data collection and data processing, such as failure to locate and interview the correct household, misunderstanding of the questions by either the interviewer or the respondent, and data entry errors. Although numerous efforts were made during the implementation of the 2015 Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) to minimize this type of error, nonsampling errors are impossible to avoid and difficult to evaluate statistically.

Sampling errors, on the other hand, can be evaluated statistically. The sample of respondents selected in the 2015 KMIS is only one of many samples that could have been selected from the same population, using the same design and expected size. Each of these samples would yield results that differ somewhat from the results of the actual sample selected. Sampling errors are a measure of the variability among all possible samples. Although the degree of variability is not known exactly, it can be estimated from the survey results.

Sampling error is usually measured in terms of the standard error for a particular statistic (mean, percentage, etc.), which is the square root of the variance. The standard error can be used to calculate confidence intervals within which the true value for the population can reasonably be assumed to fall. For example, for any given statistic calculated from a sample survey, the value of that statistic will fall within a range of plus or minus two times the standard error of that statistic in 95 percent of all possible samples of identical size and design.

If the sample of respondents had been selected as a simple random sample, it would have been possible to use straightforward formulas for calculating sampling errors. However, the 2015 KMIS sample is the result of a multi-stage stratified design, and, consequently, it was necessary to use more complex formulas. Sampling errors are computed in either ISSA or SAS, using programs developed by ICF International. These programs use the Taylor linearization method of variance estimation for survey estimates that are means, proportions, or ratios.

The Taylor linearization method treats any percentage or average as a ratio estimate, r = y/x, where y represents the total sample value for variable y, and x represents the total number of cases in the group or subgroup under consideration. The variance of r is computed using a formula, with the standard error being the square root of the variance:

The 2015 KMIS sample was designed to produce estimates for key indicators for the country as a whole, for urban and rural areas separately, and for each of the malaria epidemiologic zones: highland epidemic; lake endemic; coast endemic; semi-arid, seasonal; and low risk.

The sampling frame used for the 2015 KMIS was the Fifth National Sample Survey and Evaluation Program (NASSEP V) master sampling frame, which is created and maintained by KNBS for household-based surveys in Kenya. Development of the frame started in 2012. It contains a list of all enumeration areas (EAs) created for the 2009 census and covers the entire country. The frame is split into four equal subsamples, from one of which the 2015 KMIS sample was drawn. Kenya is administratively divided into 47 counties, created in the 2010 Constitution; within the frame, each county is stratified into urban and rural areas and is contained within one or two of the five malaria endemic zones.

The survey used a two-stage stratified cluster sampling design. In the first stage, 246 clusters (131 rural, 115 urban) were selected with equal probability from the NASSEP V. The second stage involved selection of a uniform sample of 30 households using systematic sampling from each of the selected clusters. Prior to household selection, all the clusters were updated by KNBS. This entailed undertaking a household listing in each of the selected clusters in order to update the list of residential households within it. As part of the listing, KNBS also updated the necessary maps and recorded the geographic coordinates of each cluster. Only selected households were interviewed, and replacement of nonresponding households was not allowed.

Response Rate

A total of 7,313 households were selected for the study, of which 6,667 were occupied at the time of fieldwork. Of these, 6,481 households were successfully interviewed, yielding an overall household response rate of 97 percent.