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.
PAHO. Minimum, Optimum and Optional data set for Chronic Non-communicable Diseases, Violence and Injuries, 2009
With a global momentum to scale up the response to the leading national and Regional public health burden in morbidity, premature mortality and disability generated by chronic non communicable diseases (CNCD) and their risk factors (RF)...
WHO. Global Health Risks. Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks, 2009
This survey is about your health and the things you do that may affect your health. Students like you all over your country are doing this survey. Students in many other countries around the world also are doing this survey.
This is the generic STEPS Instrument template which sites/countries will use to develop their tailored instrument. It contains the: CORE items (unshaded boxes), EXPANDED items (shaded boxes),and Response options for Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3