National survey for noncommunicable disease risk factors and injuries using WHO STEPS approach in Timor-Leste - 2014
AbstractThe findings from the Timor-Leste STEPs Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factor Survey 2014 provide information on important indicators such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption, dietary habits, physical inactivity, salt intake history, history of exposure to screening for cancer cervix, body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure measurement, biochemical measurement of blood glucose and cholesterol in a national representative sample age group of 1869 years in Timor-Leste for the first time. This survey provides Timor-Leste an opportunity to know baseline information on NCD risk factors as well as an opportunity to compare with other countries. In addition, findings will help to better understand the effect of interventions and formulate strategies for improved tobacco control intervention among youth. The rich data contained in this document will be useful to programme managers, researchers, NCD control advocates and any other relevant stakeholders. The data will generate credible evidence to promote NCD control and to formulate strategies for strengthening NCD control in the country.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). National survey for noncommunicable disease risk factors and injuries using WHO STEPS approach in Timor-Leste - 2014. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205554