National survey for noncommunicable disease risk factors and mental health using WHO STEPS approach in Bhutan - 2014
AbstractFindings from the Bhutan STEPs Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factor Survey 2014 provide information on several key indicators in a nationally representative sample age group of 18–69 years for the first time in the country. These indicators include tobacco use, alcohol consumption, dietary habits, physical inactivity, salt intake history, history of exposure to screening for cancer cervix, body mass index and blood pressure measurement, biochemical measurements of blood glucose and cholesterol. This survey provides Bhutan an opportunity to obtain baseline information on NCD risk factors as well as to compare with other countries. In addition, the findings will help improve understanding of the effect of interventions and the formulation of nationwide strategies for better NCD control. The rich data contained in this document will be useful to programme managers, researchers, NCD control advocates and other stakeholders. The data will generate credible evidence to promote NCD control and formulate strategies for NCD control in the country.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2016). National survey for noncommunicable disease risk factors and mental health using WHO STEPS approach in Bhutan - 2014. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204659
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