Prevalence of obesity in Turkey

Obes Rev. 2005 Feb;6(1):9-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2005.00172.x.

Abstract

Obesity and overweight are increasing in Turkey according to the field surveys that were carried out a decade apart (TEKHARF 1990 and 2000). The overall prevalence of obesity in adults was 18.6% in the year 1990. Ten years later in 2000, the prevalence was 21.9%, which shows a relative increase rate of 17.7%. As it is true for most of the countries, overweight is more common in men and obesity is more prevalent among women in Turkey.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Health Transition
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity / epidemiology*
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Distribution
  • Turkey / epidemiology