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Uganda STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2014


General Info
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2014 - 07/2014
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. 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.

The 2014 Uganda STEPS was a population-based survey of adults ages 18-69, implemented using a multistage sample design to produce representative data for that age range. A total of 3987 adults participated in the survey.