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Usage of health apps & smart health devices in Turkey 2017

Almost one third of the Turkish respondents used health apps – like medication reminders, health checkers – and fitness apps, like activity training apps, during the year of 2017 while blood pressure meters, scales and emergency call devices were used by 38 percent of the consumers surveyed during the same period.

What are the most common health problems in Turkey?
Lower back disorders, like herniated discs, are the most common health problems suffered by a wide majority of the Turkish respondents surveyed in 2019. This problem is prevalent in both genders, but a higher percentage of the Turkish female population experienced it as compared to men. Diseases of the circulatory system, on the other hand, are the most common causes of death in Turkey that caused over 160,000 deaths in 2017.

What is the life expectancy in Turkey?
The life expectancy rate in Turkey has been increasing between 2008and 2018: While in 2008, an average Turkish individual was expected to live about 73 years at the time of birth, 10 years later, inhabitants of Turkey were expected to live over 77 years. Females have a higher life expectancy in Turkey in 2017 than men which is consistent with the European trend of women outliving men, as of 2019.

Which of these types of health apps and smart health devices (connected to the internet) have you used in the past 12 months?

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Number of respondents

1,042 respondents

Age group

18 to 64 years

Supplementary notes

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