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Nauru STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2015-2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Nauru STEPS 2015
Nauru (NRU)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2015 - 04/2016
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • 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. 

This Nauruan national survey included smoking, physical measurements, biochemical measurements, medical history, self-rated health status, and health beliefs.