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Kuwait STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2014


General Info
Kuwait (KWT)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2014 - 09/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • 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 Kuwait, a simple random sample design was used to produce representative data for adults ages 18-69. The overall response rate was 89% with a total of 4,391 adults participating in the survey.