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Tonga STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2011-2012

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
2012 STEPS
Geography 
Tonga (TON)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
09/2011 - 08/2012
Data type
Survey:
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
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. 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.

A total of 2,599 individuals were successfully surveyed.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Ministry of Health (Tonga), World Health Organization (WHO). Tonga STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2011-2012.