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Turkey Adult Risk Factor Study 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Türk Erişkinlerinde Kalp Hastalıkları ve Risk Faktörleri (TEKHARF) 2008
Türkiye (TUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 12/2008
Series or system 
Turkey Adult Risk Factor Study (TEKHARF)
Data type
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The baseline study for the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study (also called TEKHARF), a longitudinal survey of cardiovascular health, was established in 1990. It expanded in scope through successive waves. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular risk factors in a random sample of Turkish adults.