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Malawi STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Malawi National STEPS Survey for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and their Risk Factors
Geography 
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
07/2009 - 09/2009
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 Malawian national survey included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, medical history, physical measurements, and biochemical measurements.

Only reports are currently available online. No microdata have been released publicly.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health (Malawi), World Health Organization (WHO). Malawi STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009.