Journal article

Noncommunicable disease risk factors among older adults aged 60-69 years in Nepal: findings from the STEPS survey 2013.

Saruna Ghimire, Shiva Raj Mishra, Binaya Kumar Baral, Meghnath Dhimal, Karen E Callahan, Bihungum Bista, Krishna Kumar Aryal

Journal of Human Hypertension | Published : 2019


Both the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) burden and the population of older adults are increasing in Nepal. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of behavioral and biological risk factors of common NCDs among Nepali older adults aged 60-69 years. A subsample analysis of data from the 2013 Nepal STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) survey was conducted with 526 older adults aged 60-69 years. STEPS sample weighting and domain analyses were used to include the entire sample for variance estimation and to obtain prevalence estimates and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI) for our selected population of older adults. All participants had at least one risk factor for NCDs; about ..

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