The Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) shared the results of the 2022 Turkish Health Survey. Accordingly, when examining the body mass index calculated using the height and weight values; While the percentage of obese people aged 15 and older was 21.1% in 2019, it became 20.2% in 2022. When viewed in terms of gender; In 2022, 23.6 percent of women were obese and 30.9 percent were pre-obese, while 16.8 percent of men were obese and 40.4 percent were pre-obese.
Upper respiratory tract infection was the most common disease in children aged 0-14 years.
When looking at the types of illnesses seen in children in the past 6 months, upper respiratory tract infections were mostly seen in the 0-6 year age group with 31.3 percent in 2022. This was followed by diarrhea with 29.4 percent respectively percent and lower respiratory tract infections by 6.9 percent. In 2022, upper respiratory tract infection ranked first with 27.1% in the 7-14 age group. This in order; It was followed by diarrhea at 19.8 percent and oral and dental health problems at 11.2%.
Lumbar region problems were the most common disease with 24.6% in persons aged 15 years and older.
When looking at the types of illnesses seen in those aged 15 and over in the past 12 months, low back pain came first with 29.7% in 2019 and 24.6% in 2022. In order; In 2022, neck complaints followed with 17.2 percent, hypertension with 16.1 percent, diabetes with 11.4 percent and allergies with 9.6 percent.
The percentage of persons aged 15 and older who used tobacco products every day was 28.3%.
While the percentage of those aged 15 and older who used tobacco products every day was 28.0 percent in 2019, it rose to 28.3 percent in 2022. This rate was found to be 41.3 percent in 2022 for men and 15, 5 percent for women. The percentage of individuals who do not use tobacco products (those who quit and never use) decreased from 68.7 percent in 2019 to 68.0 percent in 2022.
The percentage of persons aged 15 and older who consumed alcohol was 12.1%.
In the past 12 months, the number of people aged 15 and older who consumed alcohol fell from 14.9% in 2019 to 12.1% in 2022. This rate was found to be 18.4 percent in 2022 for men and 5 .9 percent for women. While the percentage of individuals not using alcohol (previously and never) was 85.1% in 2019, it rose to 87.9% in 2022.
The percentage of persons aged 15 and older who received inpatient treatment was 9.7 percent.
Over the past 12 months, the proportion of individuals receiving at least one overnight in-hospital treatment was 10.8 percent in 2019, decreasing to 9.7 percent in 2022. This rate was 8.7 percent for men and 10 percent in 2022, 7 percent for women.
The most frequently used preventive service was blood pressure measurement at 44.7 percent.
In the past 12 months, the percentage of people aged 15 and older who had their blood pressure measured was 50.8% in 2019, falling to 44.7% in 2022. In 2022, the percentage of those who had their cholesterol measured was 39 .6 percent and the percentage of those who had their blood sugar measured 41.6 percent.