ALMOST 20 PERCENT OF TURKISH

Dünya Executive - - OVERVIEW -

Nearly one in five people in Turkey is obese, according to the results of a 2016 health survey released by the Turkish Statistica­l Institute on May 31. The survey showed that 19.6% of Turks aged 15 and older had a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over, TurkStat said. The rate was slightly higher in 2014, at 19.9%. A BMI of 18.5 to 25 is considered normal while a BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, with 30 or over falling into the obese category. The rate of obesity in women aged 15 and older is 23.9%, according to the survey, while 15.2% of men are obese, and 38.6% falling into the pre-obese category,

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