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Sri Lanka - Western STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
NCD Risk Factor Survey in Sri Lanka (STEP Survey)
Geography 
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Western
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
07/2003 - 10/2003
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 Western Province, Sri Lanka, included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and blood pressure.

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

Citation
Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health (Sri Lanka), World Health Organization (WHO). Sri Lanka - Western STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003.