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Argentina National Survey of Risk Factors 2009


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo
Argentina (ARG)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2009 - 12/2009
Series or system 
Argentina National Survey of Risk Factors
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban only

The questionnaire for this risk factor survey was adapted from the STEPS risk factor surveillance tool developed by WHO and promoted in Latin American countries by PAHO. The survey did not include the anthropometry or biochemical measurements included in the traditional STEPS surveys. In addition to a standard household questionniare, the individual questionnaire was used to collect data on tobacco and alcohol use, nutrition, physical activity, crime victimization, contraceptive use, transportation use, preventive health care, and diagnosis history for hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, and weight concerns.

The survey covered persons 18 years and older living in private homes in urban areas of the country (areas with 5,000 or more inhabitants). 34,372 households participated in the survey. Estimations from the data can be made on the national, regional, jurisdictional, and urban area levels, as well as by size of locality.