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Age-standardized mortality rates can be used to compare the mortality rates of countries without being affected by the difference in age distributions from country to country. Without using this standardization, it would be unclear if differing mortality rates were due to age or as a result of other factors.
The St Kitts STEPS Survey was a population-based country cross-sectional assessment of the key chronic diseases and their risk factors in adults aged 25-64 years. It was carried out from October 2007 – January 2008 using the Pan American version of the WHO STEPS surveillance methodology and questionnaire.
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