National Statistical Institute
|Contact organisation unit|
"Health and Justice Statistics" Department
|Contact person function|
|Contact mail address|
2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Contact email address|
|Contact phone number|
+359 2 9857 409
|Contact fax number|
|Metadata last certified||08 April 2022|
|Metadata last posted||08 April 2022|
|Metadata last update||08 April 2022|
According to the Law for Health Establishments the Homes for medico-social care for children are registered as "Other health establishments", in which medical and other specialists carry out continuous medical observation and specific care for children up to 3 years of age with chronic diseases and medical and social problems. Data on number of establishments, personnel, beds, distribution of children by main health and social categories and other basic indicators on establishments' activity are ensured.
All homes for medico-social care for children are covered.
|Statistical concepts and definitions|
According to the Rules for organization and activity of homes for medico-social care for children, in addition to cases of accommodation according to the Law for Child Protection, children with low weight due to prematurity can be accepted with the consent of their parents or guardians.
During the stay at home these children are included in the total number of institutionalized children.
The coefficient of institutionalization of children under age 3 is the ratio of the number of children in homes for medico-social care for children at the end of the year per 1000 the population of in the same age group.
Home for medico-social care for children
All homes for medico-social care for children in the country.
Territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.
|Unit of measure|
|Legal acts and other agreements|
· Law on Statistics;
· Law on Health;
· Law on Health Establishments;
· Ordinance № 1/27.02.2013 of the Minister of Health for provision of medico-statistical information and information on health establishments medical activities;
· Rules for organization and activity of Homes for medico-social care for children.
Data on orphanage beds in the homes for medico-social care for children is provided to Eurostat, OECD and WHO via the annual joint questionnaire for non-financial indicators in health statistics.
|Confidentiality - policy|
· Law on Statistics;
· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.
|Confidentiality - data treatment|
Individual data is not published in accordance with Art. 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in conformity with Art. 26 of the same law.
The date for publication of statistical information is listed in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
|Release calendar access|
The calendar is available on the NSI website: https://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480
Data on homes for medico-social care for children is published on the NSI website, section Health in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aiming at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all users.
|Frequency of dissemination|
|Accessibility and clarity|
Annual press release.
· Health Services;
· Statistical Yearbook;
· Statistical Reference Book.
Data on homes for medico-social care for children are available to all users of the
Information service upon request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.
|Documentation on methodology|
Methodological notes: https://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Zdr_4_Methodology_EN.pdf
Via the annually completed questionnaires survey data are provided to UNICEF and other international organizations.
At national and regional level the main users of the data are the National Assembly, the authorities of the central executive and local power, the State Agency for Child Protection. Annually data are also provided to the Ministry of Health and its territorial divisions - Regional health inspectorates and to the National Center for Public Health and Analyses, as they are responsible for policy making in the field of health at national and regional level.
Upon requests for specific data, the data is also submitted to research institutes, universities, NGOs and others.
|Accuracy and reliability|
|Timeliness and punctuality|
Data are disseminated according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.
|Coherence and comparability|
|Comparability - geographical|
Data are comparable.
|Comparability - over time|
The data are comparable from 2001 year.
|Coherence - cross domain|
|Coherence - internal|
|Cost and burden|
|Data revision - policy|
|Data revision - practice|
Data source is the reporting form completed by Homes for medico-social care for children.
|Frequency of data collection|
Reporting forms are submitted by Regional health inspectorates which are Bodies of Statistics.
Data processing is centralized at the national level.
Download in SDMX 2.1 file format: Homes for medico-social care for children - Children entered in Homes for medico-social care for children, Children in homes for medico-social care for children at the end of the year, Homes for medico-social care for children and Places in homes for med
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Download in SDMX 2.0 file format: Homes for medico-social care for children - Children entered in Homes for medico-social care for children, Children in homes for medico-social care for children at the end of the year, Homes for medico-social care for children and Places in homes for med
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml