ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Fertility


1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation Armstat
1.2 Contact organisation unit Population Census and Demography Division
1.3 Contact name Kuyumjyan Karine
1.4 Contact person function Head of Division
1.5 Contact mail address Government Building 3, Republic ave.,Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia
1.6 Contact email address demography@armstat.am
1.7 Contact phone number +374 11 524 528
1.8 Contact fax number +374 11 521 921
2 Statistical presentation
2.1 Data description The collected data reffers to the registered births, including life births and still-borns. Child's birth is registered no later than one month after the birth of the child and the statistical calculation of the number of births and data collection are implemented on a monthly basis. Registrations of data are made in the Civil Status Acts Regiser of the Ministry of Justice on the basis of a defined form of medical document on birth / perinatal mortality. Data on live births are used to calculate the fertility indicators. The calculation of indicators has a long history and has been maintained since the beginning of the 20th century. During the years, it has been regularly improved to ensure compatibility with international classifications, indicators composition and other standards.
2.2 Classification system •Classification of Division of administrative-territorial units of RA (Armenian),
• Nationalities Coding Manual
• Classification of Occupations of RA, (Armenian)
• International standard classification of education /ISCED/, National classifcation of education (national version) (Armenian),
2.3 Sector coverage The civil status acts registration system includes the registrations of all births in the Republic of Armenia by permanent residence.
2.4 Statistical concepts and definitions Live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from mother’s body of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as heartbeat, umbilical cord pulsation, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is separated. Each product of such a birth is considered live born. All cases of births weighing more than 500 g. are subject to registration in the territorial bodies of the Civil Status Acts Registration Agency.
Stillbirth is considered the complete expulsion or extraction from mother of a product of conception, which, after such separation, does not breath or show any other evidence of life such as heartbeat, umbilical cord pulsation, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. Each product of such a birth is considered still- born. All cases of stillbirth with a birth weight of 500g. and over (gestation of 22 weeks and over) are subject to registration in the territorial divisions of Civil Status Acts Registration Agency and are included in perinatal death indicator.
Crude birth rate is calculated as the ratio of the average annual indicators of birth rate (live) to the per capita population, per 1000 inhabitants.
The total fertility rate or fertility rate describes the average number of children that a woman will give birth to at a childbearing age if the birth rate would maintained throughout her life.
Net reproduction rate shows the average number of girls that a woman would give birth to in a lifetime, who will reach the age of mother, maintaining birth and mortality rates at each age. The age of the parents at the time of birth, the average age of a woman at birth, average age of becoming mother are also calculated.
2.5 Statistical unit Births (liveborn and stillborn) in the reference period
2.6 Statistical population The total number of births registered in the Civil Status Acts Register.
2.7 Reference area The geographical distribution of fertility data is carried out according to the administrative-territorial classification of the Republic of Armenia, as of 31December of the reference year (Yerevan city and administrative districts, RA marzes, regions, towns ).
2.8 Time coverage The fertility data are accessible since 1940s onwards.
2.9 Base period Previous period
3 Statistical processing
3.1 Source data The main source for compiling the fertility indicators is the statistical reports based on the data of the Civil Status Acts Regidster of RA Ministry of Justice.
3.2 Frequency of data collection Monthly
3.3 Data collection The collection of statistical information on fertility is carried out by the Armstat's Population Census and Demography Division, via the special electronic channel, according to the Resolution No. 05-N of RA State Council on Statistics 'On approving the procedure for collecting statistical data' dated 20.06.2016.
3.4 Data validation There are methodological guidelines and instructions needed to verify information. Fertility data are checked and controled before to be loaded under the section 'Demography'. For efficient data processing, the initial notification should meet the system rules on validation and control. The processed results are validated in respect the consistency of a single table and between the tables,
3.5 Data compilation Based on the information of the formed electronic database, summary data are being received through a pre-designed software by separate statistical characteristics defined for fertility.
3.6 Adjustment Not applicable.
4 Quality management
4.1 Quality assurance Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 8. Quality of official statistics, Article 29. Quality Commitment, Article 30. Quality Assessment,
Quality Policy of Armstat that is based on the the European Statistics Code of Practice (approved by the Resolution № 17-A of the State Council on Statistics of RA dated 20 June 2016),
•Quality Asurance Framework of the European Statistical System, Version 2.0 (Approved by the Resolution № 23-A of the State Council on Statistics of RA dated 16 July 2020),
Quality declaration for Vital Statistics (Annual),
Quality declaration for Vital Statistics (Quaterly)
•Generic Statistical Business Process Model (GSBPM, VERSION 5.0), (Approved by the Resolution № 30-A of the State Council on Statistics of RA dated 21 October 2016), Generic Statistical Business Process Model for Vital Statistics,
4.2 Quality assessment Armstat uses quality assessment procedures, such as user satisfaction survey, self-assessment, global assessment, peer review, etc.
User satisfaction survey questionnaire,
• Armstat has developed a self-assessment questionnaire against the indicators in the ESS Code of Practice, based on the experience of Statistics Denmark,
• Global Assessment of the National System of Official Statistics of the Republic of Armenia (English),
Light Peer Review on the Implementation of the European Statistics Code of Practice in the Republic of Armenia,
English
Sector Review on Migration Statistics in the Republic of Armenia,
5 Relevance
5.1 User needs The main national users: public administration and local self-government bodies, public, scientific-educational, financial organizations, business community, mass media, international organizations, etc.
The main international users: UN, Eurostat, UN Population Fund, UNICEF, World Health Organization, International Organization for Migration, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Eurasian Economic Commission, CIS Interstate Statistical Committee, etc.
5.2 User satisfaction Users needs are studied through discussions, consultations, comments on draft statistical programs, and through the 'User Satisfaction Survey' questionnaire available on Armstat website.
User's Survey
Frequently Asked Questions
5.3 Completeness Fertility data are available by gender, birth order, multi births, parents' age, citizenship, marital status by using information received from administrative sources.Birth data are available by gender, birth order, multiplicity, parents' age, citizenship, marital status, using information from administrative sources.
5.3.1 Data completeness - rate Statistics is 100% produced according to the statistical programs.
6 Accuracy and reliability
6.1 Overall accuracy Specific quantitative measurements regarding the general accuracy are not implemented. Mandatory provision of statistical information is enshrined in the legal documents regulating the sphere of statistics.
6.2 Sampling error Not applicable.
6.2.1 Sampling errors - indicators Not applicable.
6.3 Non-sampling error Not applicable.
6.3.1 Coverage error Not applicable.
6.3.1.1 Over-coverage - rate Not applicable.
6.3.1.2 Common units - proportion Not applicable.
6.3.2 Measurement error Not applicable.
6.3.3 Non response error Not applicable.
6.3.3.1 Unit non-response - rate Not applicable.
6.3.3.2 Item non-response - rate Not applicable.
6.3.4 Processing error An IT system has been developed to control the miscalculation of indicators. Logical controls are implemented in the software to minimise/eliminate the processing errors.
6.3.4.1 Imputation - rate Data on fertility is being edited during the processing and some missing data is being added / imputated.
6.3.5 Model assumption error Not applicable.
6.4 Seasonal adjustment Not applicable.
6.5 Data revision - policy Fertility data revision policy and error correction process are described in Armstat's 'Information dissemination and communication policy' document.
6.6 Data revision - practice Not applicable.
6.6.1 Data revision - average size Not applicable.
7 Timeliness and punctuality
7.1 Timeliness Fertility quarterly data is published on the 35th day following the reference quarter, annual data is published in May-August of the year following the reference year․
7.1.1 Time lag - first results For quarterly indicators and for the first annual results, the number of days from the last day of the reference period to the day of their publication comprise 35 days.
7.1.2 Time lag - final results The number of months of publication of the final results of quarterly indicators from the last day of the reference period until their publication comprise 12 months, and in case of annual indicators - 8 months.
7.2 Punctuality The data are published in accordance with the annual program publication schedule and no delays were registered. Data are always delivered and published on the pre-announced release dates.
7.2.1 Punctuality - delivery and publication Quarterly indicators 35th day of the month following the reference period (90 + 35 days), annual indicators in the 2nd-4th quarter of the year following the reference year (365 + 60 + 35 days).
8 Coherence and comparability
8.1 Comparability - geographical Fertility data for all geographical areas are collected and processed using a common methodology and definitions.
8.1.1 Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient Not applicable.
8.2 Comparability - over time Changes in the fertility indicators calculation methodology and / or definitions at different periods are included in the relevant data publication methodology and metadata.
8.2.1 Length of comparable time series Since 1940's onwards .
8.4 Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics Not applicable.
8.5 Coherence- National Accounts Not applicable
8.6 Coherence - internal There is an internal coherence.
9 Accessibility and clarity
9.1 News release 'Socio-economic situation of the Republic of Armenia' the main indicators characterizing the demographic data (Armenian, Russian)
•'The most frequently given names to the new-borns by sex', 'The most frequently given surnames to the new-borns by sex' ( Armenian, English)
9.2 Publications • 'Demographic Handbook of Armenia' (Armenian, English)
• Statistical Yearbook of Armenia (Armenian, English Russian)
• The Armenia’s Marzes and Yerevan in Figures, Annual Statistical Handbook (Armenian, English)
• Armenia in Figures, Annual Statistical Handbook (Armenian, English)
• The Socio-economic Situation of the Republic of Armenia, Monthly Information Report(Armenian, Russian) https://www.armstat.am/en/?nid=81&pthid=other&year=&submit=%D5%93%D5%B6%D5%BF%D6%80%D5%A5%D5%AC
Electronic publications
9.3 On-line database Collected statistical data are stored electronically in warehouses. The database of fertility indicators is also available at Armenian, English and Russian.
Indicators are accessible at under the subsection 'Indicators of population natural movement' of section 'Demography'.
9.3.1 Data tables - consultations Not applicable.
9.4 Micro-data access Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 7. Statistical Confidentiality, Article 26. Access to Confidential Data for Research Purposes, For research purposes, based on the application submitted by the researchers to Armstat and by the Resolution of the State Council on Statistics, data containing statistical confidentiality may, in exceptional cases, be provided or published by Armstat in the anonymous form, not allowing direct or indirect disclosure of individual data. The data is used exclusively for research purposes, can not be transmitted to other persons, can not be published in the any anonymous form at the individual level and can not be compared with the individual data obtained from other sources, all sources of instructional materials are mentioned, and those anonymous data are destroyed after the surveys. The provision of non-disclosure or other non-dissemination of information does not apply in case, when they, in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Armenia, are the information reflecting natural or other monopoly activity, non-disclosure (non-dissemination) of which will have a major impact on maintaining the principles of statistical information completeness.
9.5 Other Information service on request is also provided according to the Information Dissemination and Communication Policy of Armstat,
9.6 Documentation on methodology The basis to obtain the data on fertility is the statistical reports formed on information from births acts received for the purpose of obtaining statistical data from the Civil Status Acts Register of the Ministry of Justice of RA, within the timeframes defined by the 'Annual Statistical Program'.
9.7 Quality documentation https://www.armstat.am/file/Qualitydec/eng/14.1.pdf https://www.armstat.am/file/Qualitydec/eng/14.2.pdf https://www.armstat.am/file/model/eng/14.1.pdf
9.7.1 Metadata completeness – rate Not applicable.
9.7.2 Metadata - consultations Not applicable.
10 Cost and burden Not applicable.
11 Confidentiality
11.1 Confidentiality - policy Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 7. Statistical Confidentiality,
• Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 1. General provisions, Article 4. Main Definitions Used in the Law, Item 6), 'Individual data: any information characterizing the statistical unit that allows or can allow to directly or indirectly identify it'
• Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 2. Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, Article 6. Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, Item 6), 'Statistical confidentiality and exclusive use for statistical purposes: individual data collected or obtained by Producers of Official Statistics that refer to natural or legal persons are to be strictly confidential and used exclusively for statistical purposes'.
11.2 Confidentiality - data treatment Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 7. Statistical Confidentiality,
• Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 1. General provisions, Article 4. Main Definitions Used in the Law, Item 6), 'Individual data: any information characterizing the statistical unit that allows or can allow to directly or indirectly identify it'
• Law on Official Statistics, Chapter 2. Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, Article 6. Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics, Item 6), 'Statistical confidentiality and exclusive use for statistical purposes: individual data collected or obtained by Producers of Official Statistics that refer to natural or legal persons are to be strictly confidential and used exclusively for statistical purposes'.
12 Comment

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