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Trends in tobacco product use in Turkey by gender and age-group between 2010 and 2016
Erdem Erkoyun 1  
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Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Publish date: 2018-10-03
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A57
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ABSTRACT:
Aim and objective:
Turkey has a tobacco control law since 1996 and the law was amended to cover Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2008. We aimed to present trends in self-reported smoking in Turkey between 2010 and 2016 by gender and age-groups.

Methods:
Turkey Health Survey is based on a multi-stage, stratified sample of the general population and includes data on self-reported health conditions including tobacco product use behaviour since 2010. Tobacco use was defined as daily or occasional use of tobacco product. Age group and gender-specific prevalence of tobacco use was presented.

Results:
In 2010 tobacco product use in men was 31.7% and in women was 11.9% while in 2016 44.1% and 17.4% in both gender, respectively. Tobacco use prevalence was highest in 2014 in both genders (men: 47.6%, women: 18.1%) and lowest in 2010. In men except 2016 highest tobacco product use prevalence was in 25-34 age-group and was always over fifty percent. In 2016 highest prevalence was in 35-44 age-group and was 55.7%. In women highest tobacco use prevalence was among 35-44 age-group in all years and was about 25%. Age-group 75 and over has the lowest tobacco product use prevalence while in women between 2012 and 2014 prevalence of tobacco product was almost doubled (from 1.9% to 3.4%) and stayed nearly stable in 2016 (3.0%).

Conclusions:
Tobacco product use prevalence is high in Turkey despite comprehensive tobacco control law. There are minor shifts in the smoking behaviour of different age-groups by survey year.

Funding:
Erdem Erkoyun applied to Turkish Statistical Institute to do the analysis based on the institution’s regulations. By law, public institutions can obtain relevant data without additional charges.

CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Erdem Erkoyun   
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
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