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Gabon - Estuaire STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête sur les facteurs de risque des maladies non transmissibles à Libreville et Owendo
Geography 
Gabon (GAB)
Estuaire
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
04/2009 - 04/2009
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 two Gabonese cities (Libreville and Owendo), included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, blood pressure, and medical history.

Only reports are currently available online, no data have been publicly released.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (Gabon), World Health Organization (WHO). Gabon - Estuaire STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009.