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Algeria - Sétif and Mostaganem STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Mesure des Facteurs de Risque des Maladies Non Transmissibles dans Deux Zones Pilotes (approche. STEPWISE) Algérie 2003
Algeria (DZA)
Mostaganem, Sétif
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
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. Details may differ from country to country and from year to year. 

This subnational survey, conducted in two Alegerian cities (Sétif and Mostaganem), included physical measurements, smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, and biochemical measurements.