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Oman - Ash Sharqīyah STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Healthy Life Style Study: Assessment of Life Style Risk Factors among Sur City Population
Oman (OMN)
Ash Sharqīyah
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2006 - 06/2006
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 Sur City in Ash Sharqīyah, Oman, included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical measurements, medical history, and biochemical measurements.