The Changing Prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Turkey in the Last Decade.


Değertekin B., Tozun N., Demir F. , Söylemez G., Parkan Ş. , Gürtay E., ...More

The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology, vol.32, pp.302-312, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2021.20062
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
  • Page Numbers: pp.302-312
  • Keywords: Fatty liver, non alcoholic fatty liver, prevalence, Turkey, obesity, METABOLIC SYNDROME, RISK-FACTORS, HEPATIC STEATOSIS, ADULT-POPULATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, ASSOCIATION, DONORS

Abstract

Background: The true prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is unknown in Turkey due to a lack of population-based studies. The aim of this study was (i) to determine the overall and region-specific prevalence of NAFLD in Turkey; (ii) to analyze the factors associated with the prevalence; and (iii) to determine the nationwide change in the prevalence of NAFLD in the last decade.