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Nepal STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2005

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Surveillance of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Nepal: Report of Survey in Ilam, Lalitpur and Tanahu
Geography 
Nepal (NPL)
Bāgmatī, Gandakī, Mechī
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
08/2005 - 11/2005
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 three Nepalese districts (Ilam, Lalitpur, and Tanahu), included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, medical history, physical measurements, and blood pressure.

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

Citation
Suggested citation 

World Health Organization (WHO), Society for Local Integrated Development Nepal (SOLID Nepal), Central Bureau of Statistics (Nepal), Government of Nepal. Nepal STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2005.