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Sierra Leone STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
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.

This Sierra Leonean national survey included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, medical history, and blood pressure.

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

Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health and Sanitation (Sierra Leone), World Health Organization (WHO). Sierra Leone STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009.