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Nepal STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Non-communicable Disease Risk Factors Survey, 2007/08
Nepal (NPL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2007 - 12/2007
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural 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. 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 national survey in Nepal collected information on tobacco and alcohol use, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and blood pressure.