Chronic diseases and health promotion

STEPS Sample Size Calculator and Sampling Spreadsheet

The STEPS Sample Size Calculator and Sampling Spreadsheet are Excel files that can assist you in first determining the size of your sample and then in drawing a sample from your sampling frame.

Directions are provided within each file and more detailed information on calculating sample size and drawing a sample can be found in Part 2, Section 2 of the STEPS Manual. For further assistance with either of these tools, please contact the STEPS team.


Sample Size Calculator

The STEPS Sample Size Calculator can be used to determine the appropriate sample size for your STEPS survey.


Sampling Spreadsheet

The STEPS Sampling Spreadsheet will help you in selecting the sample for your STEPS survey. It provides automated worksheets for:

  • probability proportional to size (PPS) sampling
  • simple random sampling
  • weighting your data.
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