The Measurement of Non-Communicable Diseases in 25 Countries with Demographic and Health Surveys

by Mitsuaki Hirai, Nisha Grover, and Cheng Huang
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), September 2015

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The main objectives of this report are: 1) to describe the procedures and questions used to collect data on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS); 2) to present prevalence rates and differentials of hypertension and diabetes; 3) to compare NCD data collection efforts of DHS and WHO; and 4) to discuss future NCD data collection by DHS.

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