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Kuwait World Health Survey 2008-2010


General Info
Kuwait (KWT)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2010
Series or system 
World Health Survey Plus
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The World Health Survey Plus (WHS+) was implemented in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in order to collect comparable data for informing strategic planning, program management, monitoring, and evaluation. The Kuwait World Health Survey 2008-2010 collected socioeconomic, demographic, and health data, particularly related to wellbeing, health care utilization, and risk factors for various diseases.

Three questionnaires were used: one for the household; one for individuals; and one for non-national individuals in labor camps, collective families, and domestic workers. A total of 4,389 households were interviewed, including 5,004 individuals in both standard and non-standard households.

Measurements included height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure. Biochemical measurements were obtained for fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol levels.

Suggested citation 
Health Ministers’ Council for GCC States, Ministry of Health (Kuwait), World Health Organization (WHO). Kuwait World Health Survey 2008-2010.