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Bhutan STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2014


General Info
Bhutan (BTN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2014 - 06/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

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. 

In Bhutan, a multi-stage stratified cluster sampling design was used for the sampling methodology. In total, 2,822 adults ages 18-69 participated in the survey.