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Cook Islands STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003-2004


General Info
Cook Islands
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2003 - 05/2004
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

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. 

This Cook Islands STEPS survey collected information on tobacco and alcohol use, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and blood pressure in the department of Santander. Blood tests measuring glucose and cholesterol levels were also collected from a subsample.