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Kuwait World Health Survey 2008-2010


General Info
Kuwait (KWT)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2010
Series or system 
World Health Survey Plus
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The World Health Survey Plus (WHS+) was implemented in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in order to collect comparable data for informing strategic planning, program management, monitoring, and evaluation. The Kuwait World Health Survey 2008-2010 collected socioeconomic, demographic, and health data, particularly related to wellbeing, health care utilization, and risk factors for various diseases.

Three questionnaires were used: one for the household; one for individuals; and one for non-national individuals in labor camps, collective families, and domestic workers. A total of 4,389 households were interviewed, including 5,004 individuals in both standard and non-standard households.

Measurements included height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure. Biochemical measurements were obtained for fasting blood glucose and total cholesterol levels.