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Laos - Viangchan STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Report on STEPS Survey on Non Communicable Diseases Risk Factors in Vientiane Capital city, Lao PDR
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 04/2008
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 Vientiane, Laos People’s Republic, included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, medical history, physical measurements, and blood pressure.