Estimating the impact of achieving Turkey's non-communicable disease policy targets: A macro-simulation modelling study

Breda J., Allen L. N., Tibet B., Erguder T., KARABULUT E., Yildirim H. H., ...More

LANCET REGIONAL HEALTH-EUROPE, vol.1, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The Burden of non-communicable disease (NCDs) has continued to rise globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. In Turkey, NCDs account for 89% of all deaths, with nearly one in five deaths occurring before age 70. This study investigates the number of NCD deaths that could be prevented if Turkey met national and international targets for major modifiable NCD risk factors.