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Mauritania - Nouakchott STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Enquête sur les Maladies Non Transmissibles Selon l’Approche STEPwise de l’OMS: Étude de l’Hypertension Arterielle, du Diabete et des Autres Facteurs de Risque: A Nouakchott Mauritanie Janvier-Juin 2006
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 06/2006
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 Nouakchott, Mauritania, included smoking, diet, physical activity, medical history, physical measurements, and biochemical measurements.

Only reports are currently available online. No microdata have been released online.