Combining risk factors and demographic surveillance: potentials of WHO STEPS and INDEPTH methodologies for assessing epidemiological transition.

@article{Ng2006CombiningRF,
  title={Combining risk factors and demographic surveillance: potentials of WHO STEPS and INDEPTH methodologies for assessing epidemiological transition.},
  author={Nawi Ng and Hoang Van Minh and Fikru Tesfaye and Ruth Bonita and Peter Byass and Hans Stenlund and Lars Weinehall and Siobhan N. Wall},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          199-208
        }
}
AIMS Demographic surveillance systems (DSSs) create platforms to monitor population dynamics. This paper discusses the potential of combining the WHO STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) within ongoing DSSs, to assess changes in non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors. METHODS Three DSSs in Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Indonesia have collected NCD risk factors using WHO STEPS, focusing on self-reported lifestyle risk factors (Step 1) and measurement of blood pressure and anthropometric… CONTINUE READING
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