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Trinidad and Tobago STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2011

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Trinidad and Tobago Chronic Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factor Survey (Pan American STEPS) 2011
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
05/2011 - 10/2011
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • 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. 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 Trinidad and Tobago national survey covered smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and biochemical measurements. Interviews were successfully completed for 2,724 participants, and biochemical measurements were taken for a sub-sample of 630 people. 

Citation
Suggested citation 
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), Central Statistical Office (Trinidad and Tobago), Ministry of Health (Trinidad and Tobago), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), University of the West Indies. Trinidad and Tobago STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2011.