Turkey Health Stats


  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Contraception: % contraceptive prevalence 1995 - 2000. Data refer to married women aged 15-49, but the actual age range covered may vary across countries.
  • Daily smokers: Data on tobacco consumption - this is a percentage of the total population who smoke at least one cigarette a day.(Data for Portugal and Austria is from 2002. All other data is from 2003).
  • Dependency ratio per 100: Dependency ratio (per 100), 2003
  • Drug access: Population with access to essential drugs 2000. The data on access to essential drugs are based on statistical estimates received from World Health Organization (WHO) country and regional offices and regional advisers and through the World Drug Situation Survey carried out in 1998-99. These estimates represent the best information available to the WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy to date and are currently being validated by WHO member states. The department assigns the estimates to four groupings: very low access (0-49%), low access (50-79%), medium access (80-94%) and good access (95-100%). These groupings, used here in presenting the data, are often employed by the WHO in interpreting the data, as the actual estimates may suggest a higher level of accuracy than the data afford. b.
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Life expectancy > Healthy years: Estimated number of years of life while healthy, as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See source for details.
  • Maternal mortality: Maternal mortality reported per 100,000 births 1985-1999. The maternal mortality data are those reported by national authorities. UNICEF and the World Health Organization periodically evaluate these data and make adjustments to account for the well-documented problems of under-reporting and misclassification of maternal deaths and to develop estimates for countries with no data (for details on the most recent estimates see Hill, AbouZahr and Wardlaw 2001). Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified.
  • 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).
  • Red Cross donations: Amounts of the contributions to the International Committee of the Red Cross by the Council of Europe member states and states with an observer status in the PACE in the period from 1996 to 2000 (in Swiss Francs)
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Suicide rate > Gender ratio: Suicide rates per 100,000 people
  • Tobacco > Total adult smokers: Total adults smoking
  • Transplants > Heart: The number of heart transplants in the nation in 2002. (If the surveyed year is different, it is given in brackets).
  • Transplants > Kidney: The number of kidney transplants in the nation in 2002. (If the surveyed year is different, it is given in brackets).
Access to sanitation 100% 2003 19th out of 129
Contraception 64% 2000 22nd out of 89
Daily smokers 32.1% 2003 5th out of 30
Dependency ratio per 100 56 2003 105th out of 166
Drug access 95% 2000 49th out of 163
Infant mortality rate > Total 23.94 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 82nd out of 216
Life expectancy > Healthy years 59.8 years 2001 29th out of 29
Maternal mortality 130 per 100,000 2001 57th out of 136
Obesity 12% 2003 18th out of 29
Red Cross donations 15,000 2000 33th out of 37
Spending > Per person 153 1998 56th out of 133
Suicide rate > Gender ratio 1.5 per 100,000 people 1995 74th out of 76
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 44% 2005 7th out of 121
Transplants > Heart 6 heart transplants 2002 26th out of 30
Transplants > Kidney 105 kidney transplants 2002 26th out of 47

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; OECD Health Data 2005; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; OECD; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; International Committee of the Red Cross; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; annual figures:WHO databank, National Bureaus of Statistics. Department of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis Population Division (1995). World population prospects. The 1994 revision. New York: United Nations. Partly computations: Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Clinic, University of W?rzburg, Germany; World Health Organization2005; Abstracted from center-specific counts (Worldwide Transplant Center Directory, 2002)


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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

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