STEPwise Approach to Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Surveillance 2006
Other Household Survey [hh/oth]
This is the second STEPS conducted by Ethiopia.
STEPS is a household-based survey to obtain core data on the established risk factors that determine the major burden of NCDs.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The following topics were included in the survey: tobacco use, alcohol consumption, diet, physical activity, history of raised blood glucose and history of raised blood pressure. Additionally, the following measures were taken: blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and hip circumference.
Subnational coverage: Addis Ababa
Adults aged 25-64 years.
Producers and sponsors
School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University
A multi-stage (cluster + random) sampling design was used. 10 of the 99 kebeles were randomly selected, then identified and listed for further random selection as smaller geographic units within the kebeles (known as zones or villages). 4 zones from each kebele were randomly selected, then the first household from each zone were randomly selected. Thereafter, subsequent households were selected on the basis of proximity to the first and the preceding household. The total sample size of 4001 was distributed among the 10 kebeles so that approximately 400 adults, equally divided between men and women, were included from each kebele. Adults aged 25 to 64 years who were permanent residents and available in the selected households at the time of the visit were eligible to participate.
The user undertakes:
(1) to acknowledge the data source.
(2) to share any planned publications with WHO prior to publication.
(3) to offer co-authorship of any reports or publications using the survey results to the coordinator of the survey.
(4) to use the data for non-commercial, not-for-profit public health purposes only.
Publications based on STEPS data should cite the survey report (if available) and acknowledge the data source in the following manner:
"This paper uses data from the [country] [year] STEPS survey, implemented by [implementing agency] with the support of the World Health Organization."
The data is being distributed without warranty of any kind. The responsibility for the use of the data lies with the user. In no event shall the World Health Organization be liable for damages arising from its use.
DDI Document ID
World Health Organization
Documentation of data
World Health Organization
Supervision and review of metadata and documentation of study
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Metadata adapted for World Bank Microdata Library
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Identical to a metadata (ETH_2006_STEPS_v01) published on WHO NCD microdata repository (http://extranet.who.int/ncdsmicrodata/index.php/catalog). Some of the metadata fields have been edited.