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Seychelles STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2004


General Info
Original or alternative title 
The Seychelles Heart Study 2004: Methods and Main Findings
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2004 - 12/2004
Series or system 
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.

This Seychelles national survey included smoking, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, medical history, and biochemical measurements.