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Turkey Salt Consumption and Blood Pressure Study 2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Türk Toplumunda Tuz Tüketimi ve Kan Basıncı Çalışması
Turkey (TUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2007 - 04/2007
Data type
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Study of Salt Consumption and Blood Pressure in Turkey (SALTURK) evaluated the daily salt intake and blood pressure of a sample of 1,970 participants over the age of 18. In addition to a questionnaire, participants provided demographic information, a medical history, and were measured for weight, height, blood pressure, urine volume, and body mass index. Participants were excluded based on pregnancy, diuretic usage, fasting for 24-hours prior to eligibility interview, existing hypertension diagnosis, and use of antihypertensive medication; a total of 816 participants were ultimately part of the core study population.

Suggested citation 
Omega Contract Research Organization, Turkish Society of Hypertension and Renal Diseases. Turkey Salt Consumption and Blood Pressure Study 2007.