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Korea STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Survey of NCD Risk Factor Based on STEPwise Approach at 12-ri Area
Hamgyŏng-bukto, Hamgyŏng-namdo, Hwanghae-namdo, P'yŏngan-bukto, P'yŏngan-namdo, P'yŏngyang-si
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2008 - 09/2008
Data type
  • Household

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 12 selected areas in North Korea, included smoking, alcohol consumption, blood pressure, and physical measurements.

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

Suggested citation 
Ministry of Public Health (North Korea), World Health Organization (WHO). Korea STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2008.