Turkey Health Stats


  • Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Obesity: Percentage of total population who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for Australia, Austria and Portugal is from 2002. All other data is from 2003). Obesity rates are defined as the percentage of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. The BMI is a single number that evaluates an individual's weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in metres). For Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, figures are based on health examinations, rather than self-reported information. Obesity estimates derived from health examinations are generally higher and more reliable than those coming from self-reports, because they preclude any misreporting of people's height and weight. However, health examinations are only conducted regularly in a few countries (OECD).
  • Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Quality of health care system > Cost: Cost to you. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cost to you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Health care system index: Health Care Index is an estimation of the overall quality of the health care system, health care professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, cost, etc.
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 18.9 per 1,000 people 2005 102nd out of 181
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 28 2010 47th out of 62
Births and maternity > Future births 804.16 2100 35th out of 196
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.83% 2100 146th out of 196
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 2.6 per 1,000 people 2005 1st out of 2
Human height > Average female height 1.564 m (5 ft 1 ⁄ 2 in) 2003
Human height > Average male height N/A 2003
Life expectancy > Men 72 years 2013 56th out of 99
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 72.5 years 2011 122nd out of 216
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 74.54 2011 78th out of 196
Obesity 12% 2003 18th out of 29
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 1.3 per 1,000 people 2005 2nd out of 2
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 68.7% 2050 64th out of 159
Quality of health care system > Cost 56.4 2013 2nd out of 7
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 59.66 2013 3rd out of 7

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Human height (Average height around the world); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; OECD Health Data 2005; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; health care


"Turkey Health Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Turkey/Health

  • Turkey ranked first for birth rate > crude > per 1,000 people amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Turkey ranked first for fertility rate > total > births per woman amongst NATO countries in 2005.
  • Turkey ranked first for tobacco > total adult smokers amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • Turkey ranked first for access to sanitation amongst Muslim countries in 2003.


In response to prakash modi:

In Turkey, approximatelt 100 kidney transplants are performed each year, a rate of 1.54 transplants per capita. European countries have a per capita transplant rate of between 2.58 per million in Poland to 47.75 per million people in Austria. Cyprus has the highest per capita rate with almost 60 transplants per million people.

Despite the number of transplants performed, shortage of kidneys for transplantation is still a global problem with most patients who eventually received a transplant having waited up to three years.

Posted on 16 May 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor


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