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Timor-Leste STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2014


General Info
Original or alternative title 
National survey for noncommunicable disease risk factors and injuries using WHO STEPS approach in Timor-Leste 2004
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2014 - 12/2014
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • 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. 

The survey sampling in Timor-Leste followed the WHO STEPS recommendations. The response rate was 96.3% with a total of 2,609 adults, 1,083 males and 1,526 females, participating in the survey. The purpose of the survey was to assess the prevalence of risks factors of non-communicable diseases among the Timorese population, to inform the development of national prevention programs.