Turkey's 17.2 pct. of population aged 15 and over are obese

TurkStat announced that the 34.8 percent of the population aged 15 and over are overweight

TurkStat announced that the 34.8 percent of the population aged 15 and over are overweight

ANKARA - Turkey's health survey of 2012 proved that 17.2 percent of Turkey's population aged 15 and over are obese.

34.8 percent of the population aged 15 and over are overweight, said Turkey's statistical institution TurkStat.

TurkStat announced Turkey's health survey results of 2012. According to the survey, 34.8 percent of the population aged 15 and over are overweight, 44.2 percent at normal weight, and 3.9 percent are underweight. 20.9 percent of the females are obese and 30.4 percent of them are overweight, while 13.7 percent of the males are obese and 39 percent of them are overweight.

It was determined that highest ratios in the responses of the individuals having diseases/health problems at this age group after hypertension were back musculoskeletal system disorders with 12.8 percent, rheumatismal joint disease with 9.1 percent, gastric ulcer with 7.7 percent, and diabetes with 6.8 percent, respectively.

13.2 percent of individuals over 15 years old, expressed that they have suffered hypertension problems.

Meanwhile diarrhea, among the 0-6 years, was the most common disease with 27.9 percent.

Oral and dental health problems among the 7-14 years ranked first with 24.5 percent.

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