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Saudi Arabia STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2004-2005


General Info
Original or alternative title 
WHO STEPwise Approach to NCD Surveillance: Country-specific Standard Report - Saudi Arabia 2005
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2004 - 12/2005
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • 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 Saudi Arabian national survey included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, medical history, and biochemical measurements.