Prevalence of noncommunicable disease risk factors In the Republic of Moldova. STEPS 2013 (2014)



The STEPS survey of noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors in the Republic of Moldova was prepared and conducted from February 2013 to May 2014. Field data collection was performed between September to November 2013. The Republic of Moldova implemented STEP 1, STEP 2 and STEP 3. Socio-demographic and behavioral information was collected in STEP 1. Physical measurements, such as height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate were collected in STEP 2. Biochemical measurements were collected to assess blood glucose and cholesterol levels in STEP 3.

The survey was a population-based survey of adults aged 18–69 years. A multi-stage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data for that age range in the Republic of Moldova. A total of 4807 adults participated in the survey. The overall response rate was 83.5%.