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Rwanda STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factor Survey 2012-2013


General Info
Rwanda (RWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2012 - 03/2013
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

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.

Suggested citation 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ministry of Health (Rwanda), National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), World Health Organization (WHO). Rwanda STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factor Survey 2012-2013.