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Cameroon STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Cameroon Burden of Diabetes (CamBoD) Project Baseline Survey Report
Geography 
Cameroon (CMR)
Centre, Littoral, North, North-West
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
07/2003 - 10/2003
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
Summary 

The STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey uses a survey methodology developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help countries establish noncommunicable disease surveillance systems. Some surveys are conducted at the country level and others at the subnational level. The methodology prescribes three steps—questionnaire, physical measurements, and biochemical measurements. Core topics covered by most surveys are demographics, health status, and health behaviors. These provide data on socioeconomic risk factors and metabolic, nutritional, and lifestyle risk factors. Details may differ from country to country and from year to year. 

This subnational survey, conducted in four Cameroonian urban sentinel sites (Biyem Assi, Cité des Palmiers, Bamenda, and Garoua Urban), included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and medical history.

Only reports are currently available. No data have been released.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Health of Populations in Transition (HoPiT) Research Group (Cameroon), Ministry of Public Health (Cameroon), World Diabetes Foundation (WDF), World Health Organization (WHO). Cameroon STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003.