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Cook Islands STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003-2004

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General Info
Geography 
Cook Islands
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
09/2003 - 05/2004
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
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. 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 Cook Islands STEPS survey collected information on tobacco and alcohol use, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and blood pressure in the department of Santander. Blood tests measuring glucose and cholesterol levels were also collected from a subsample.

Citation
Suggested citation 
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Fiji National University, Ministry of Health (Cook Islands), World Health Organization (WHO). Cook Islands STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003-2004.