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Myanmar STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2014


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National Survey on Diabetes Mellitus and Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in Myanmar 2014
Myanmar (MMR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2014 - 12/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The national survey of noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors in Myanmar was carried out from September to December in 2014. The survey was a population-based survey of adults aged 25-64. A multistage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data for that age range from 52 townships in Myanmar. A total of 8757 adults participated in the survey. The survey collected information on sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics, physical measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure and biochemical measurements (blood glucose-both fasting and 2-h PG, levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL. The overall response rate was 94% for risk factors, 91% for physical measurements and 90% for biochemical measurements.