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Stepwise survey

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WHO STEPS chronic disease risk factor surveillance 6-3C-1www.who.int/chp/steps fact sheet
Qatar STEPS Survey 2012
Fact Sheet
The STEPS survey of chronic disease risk factors in Qatar was carried out from March 2012 to May 2012. Qatar carriedout Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 if applicable. Socio demographic and behavioural information was collected in Step 1.Physical measurements such as height, weight and blood pressure were collected in Step 2. Biochemical measurementswere collected to assess blood glucose and cholesterol levels in Step 3. The STEPS survey in Qatar was a population-based survey of adults aged 18-64
 
. A multi-stage cluster sample design was used to produce representative data forthat age range in Qatar. A total of 2496 adults participated in the Qatar STEPS survey. The overall response rate was88%. A repeat survey is planned for 2015 if funds permit.
 
Results for adults aged 18-64 years
(incl. 95% CI)
Both Sexes Males FemalesStep 1 Tobacco Use
 Percentage who currently smoke tobacco
16.4 %
(14.3 – 18.4)
 31.9 %
(27.9 – 35.9)
 1.2 %(
0.5 – 1.9
)
Percentage who currently smoke tobacco daily
14.7%
(12.7 – 16.7)
 
29.1 %
(25.2
 
 – 32.9)
 0.6 %(
0.1 – 1.1
)
For those who smoke tobacco daily 
 Average age started smoking (years)
18.9
(18.1– 19.8)
 
18.8
(18.1
 
 – 19.6)
 *
Percentage of daily smokers smoking manufactured cigarettes
80.6%
(75.4– 85.8)
 
80.9%
(75.7
 
 – 86.1)
 *
Mean number of manufactured cigarettes smoked per day (by smokers of manufactured cigarettes)
13.5
(12.0
 
 – 15.0)
 
13.6
(12.1
 
 – 15.2)
 *
Step 1 Fruit and Vegetable Consumption (in a typical week)
Mean number of days fruit consumed
3.4
(3.2– 3.7)
 
3.7
(3.3
 
 – 4.0)
 
3.2
(2.9– 3.4)
 
Mean number of servings of fruit consumed on average per day
0.8
(0.7– 0.9)
 
0.9
(0.7
 
 – 1.1)
 
0.7
(0.6– 0.8)
 
Mean number of days vegetables consumed
5.5
(5.3– 5.7)
 
5.7
(5.5
 
 – 5.9)
 
5.4
(5.1– 5.6)
 
Mean number of servings of vegetables consumed on average per day
1.4
(1.2– 1.6)
 
1.4
(1.2
 
 – 1.6)
 
1.4
(1.2– 1.6)
 
Percentage who ate less than 5 servings of fruit and/or vegetables onaverage per day
91.1%
(87.7 – 94.6)
 
91.9%
(87.8 – 96.1)
 
90.4%
(86.8 – 94.0)
 
Step 1 Physical Activity
Percentage with low levels of activity (defined as < 600 MET-minutes per week)*
45.9%
(42.2-49.6)
37.4%
(32.6-42.1)
 54.2%
(49.2-59.3)
 Percentage with high levels of activity (defined as
3000 MET-minutesper week)*
31.3%
(
28.2-34.5)
 
38.1%
(33.8- 42.4)
 
24.8%
(
20.3-29.3)
 Median time spent in physical activity on average per day (minutes)
(presented with inter-quartile range)
37.1
(6.4-120.0)
 
55.7
(14.3-141.4)
 
23.6
(0.0-102.9)
 Percentage not engaging in vigorous activity
71.3%
(68.1-74.5)
 
59.6%
(55.4-63.7)
 
82.7%
(78.3-87.1)
* For complete definitions of low and high levels of physical activity, other conditions are specified in the GPAQ Analysis Guide, available at:http://www.who.int/chp/steps/GPAQ/en/index.html 

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