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Guinea STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2009


General Info
Guinea (GIN)
Boké, Conakry, Kindia
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2009 - 12/2009
Data type
  • 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. 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 round was conducted in both Conakry and Basse Guinee, a "natural region" of Guinea which is comprised of roughly the western halves of the administrative regions of Boké and Kindia.