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North Korea - P'yŏngyang STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2005


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Final Report of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Risk Factor Survey in Moranbong District of Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2005 - 12/2005
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 Moranbong District in P'yŏngyang, North Korea, included smoking, alcohol consumption, blood pressure, and physical measurements.

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