Prevalence of obesity in Turkey


Yumuk V. D.

OBESITY REVIEWS, vol.6, no.1, pp.9-10, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1467-789x.2005.00172.x
  • Title of Journal : OBESITY REVIEWS
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-10

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.