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India STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2003-2005


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Development of Sentinel Health Monitoring Centers for Surveillance of Risk Factors of Noncommunicable Diseases in India: Collated Results of 6 Centers
India (IND)
Assam, Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/2003 - 03/2005
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 six health surveillance sites in India, included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, blood pressure, medical history, biochemical measurements, and pregnancy.

Only reports are currently available. No data have been released.