Brunei National Survey on Risk Factors on Non-Communicable Diseases (2016)

As commissioned by Ministry of Health (MoH), CSPS completed the nationwide survey of the general population of adults aged 18-69 years old, aimed to determine the prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) while monitoring the effectiveness of strategies to address NCDs in Brunei Darussalam.

The survey is made up of three levels of risk factor assessment:  STEP 1 collects behavioural data via face-to-face household interviews using PDAs as an input device and STEPs 2 & 3 collect physical and biochemical measurements and were carried out at different health centres in Brunei Darussalam.

There were 82 trained data collectors for STEP 1 and 6 trained nurses for STEPs 2 and 3 who carried out the survey from 26 August 2015 to 30 January 2016. A total of 2,688 households completed STEP 1 at a response rate of 78.9% and approximately 1000 respondents completed STEPs 2 and 3.

The results from the survey are now used by MoH for their policies and programmes and form the basis for a National Report on Brunei Darussalam to the World Health Organisation.