National Household Health Survey – Prevalence of Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors in Turkey 2017 (2018)
2018, xxii + 138 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5313 6
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This publication reports the results of the National Household Health Survey – Prevalence of Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors in Turkey, conducted in 2017 using the WHO-approved STEPwise survey method. The main objectives of the Survey were: to determine the prevalence of the most common behavioural and biological risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the general population aged ≥ 15 years; and to determine differences in the prevalence of risk factors between the sexes, across five age groups and across 12 regions described by level-1 Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics. The risk conditions were grouped into behavioural factors understood as modifiable (tobacco use, harmful alcohol consumption, low consumption of fruits and vegetables, and physical inactivity etc.) and biological factors considered controllable (hypertension, overweight and obesity, high blood sugar and increased total cholesterol etc.). The results obtained in the study show the current prevalence of NCD risk factors among the Turkish population.
In addition to obtaining valuable information on NCD risk factors for people of five different age groups, both sexes and 12 regions, the results of the Survey provide a significant input for policy-makers.