STEPS SURVEY FOR YOUNG ADULTS
The survey aims to collect vital
information regarding the health status of the age group and identify risk
factors for various diseases, including those for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The survey is collecting data on alcohol and tobacco use, nutrition and
physical activity, behavioral and mental health indicators as well as physical
and biochemical measurements such as body weight and size, glucose level,
cholesterol and blood pressure.
Once completed, the survey’s results
will be compared to those of the national STEPS survey which includes other age
groups. Survey results will help the Ministry of Health and its community
partners improve existing interventions and develop effective strategies to
prevent and control chronic illnesses in Palau.
Interested persons aged 18 to 24 are encouraged to participate in the
survey in return for incentives including pre-paid airtime. For more
information and registration for the survey, contact the Health Policy, Research & Development
(HPRD) office at 488-4773.