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Tanzania - Zanzibar STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2011


General Info
Pemba North, Pemba South, Zanzibar Central/South, Zanzibar North, Zanzibar Urban/West
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2011 - 07/2011
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview

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 subnational survey in the Zanzibar area of Tanzania collected information on tobacco and alcohol use, diet, physical activity, physical measurements, and blood pressure. Blood measurements of glucose and cholesterol levels were also collected from a subsample.