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Nepal STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2005


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Surveillance of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Nepal: Report of Survey in Ilam, Lalitpur and Tanahu
Nepal (NPL)
Bagmati, Central Development Region [Historical], Eastern Development Region [Historical], Gandakī, Gaṇḍakī, Mechī, Province Number One [Provisional], Western Development Region [Historical]
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2005 - 11/2005
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 three Nepalese districts (Ilam, Lalitpur, and Tanahu), included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, medical history, physical measurements, and blood pressure.

Only reports are currently available. No data have been released.