Hamdi Aytekin's research while affiliated with Uludag University and other places

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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the health and respiratory function of residents around the Orhaneli thermal power plant in Turkey. The study was conducted using face-to-face interviews, and respiratory functions were measured with a spirometer. The respiratory functions of 2350 residents, 15 years and older, living in communi...
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This study investigated health inequalities between two areas within the city of Bursa, Turkey from a socioeconomic perspective. Information was gathered from 582 subjects >15 years old using self-assessed health of the respondents, a general health questionnaire, and disability records. Health service access and health inequalities with respect to...
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The aim of this cross-sectional study was to compare the blood lead levels of apprentices working in lead-related industries with those of non-apprentice controls and to evaluate the influence of such occupational exposure. The study was conducted between October 2004 and June 2005 in Bursa, Turkey. Subjects included 231 apprentices and 252 male co...
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The aim of this study was to determine the cardiovascular disease risk factors (risk of overweight/overweight, dyslipidemia, paraoxonase-1 activity, positive family history, physical inactivity, smoking) that accompany hypertension and investigate the relationship between hypertension and some of these risk factors. This study included 118 hyperten...
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The main objective was to compare new reproductive and family planning data with data from the 1981 survey. All 15-49-year-old married women living in seven villages of Gemlik were interviewed and the data were compared with the 1981 data of the same villages. In 1981, 66.8% used a family planning method, 6.8% used an intrauterine device, 10.2% use...
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The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension among individuals over 30 years of age and to plan a follow-up programme for the same age group. A community-based sample of 1992 individuals (952 men and 1,040 women) was selected randomly. Out of the total study population, 1,388 (69.7%) ind...
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This study was conducted in January 2001, in Bursa, Turkey. Of the 99 traffic policemen who were included in the study, 21 were office workers. Blood lead levels were determined by using an electro-thermal atomic absorption spectrometer (ET-AAS). Average blood lead levels were 9.4 +/- 1.6 micrograms/l and 8.7 +/- 1.7 micrograms/l for policemen work...
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Objectives: The main objective was to compare new reproductive and family planning data with data from the 1981 survey. Methods: All 15-49-year-old married women living in seven villages of Gemlik were interviewed and the data were compared with the 1981 data of the same villages. Results: In 1981, 66.8% used a family planning method, 6.8% used an...
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The objectives of this study were to gain information about some fertility issues, contraceptive method choices, and the reasons for coitus interruptus (CI) use among married women aged 15-49, in Gemlik, Turkey. One thousand nine hundred ten women were interviewed for this cross-sectional study. The pregnancy rate per woman was 2.9. 716 women (37.5...
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Arterial hypertension is the permanent elevation of blood pressure (BP). Previous studies have documented that hypertension may begin in adolescence, perhaps even in childhood. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of hypertension among adolescents in the Gemlik Research and Training Area, Turkey. Between January and March 1994,...

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... Respiratory conditions such as asthma (4.3%) and allergy (3.1%) reported in our study was high when compared with national figures in population more than 15 years old (INSEARCH) in which the prevalence of asthma was around 2.05%. [15] However, Masud et al. [16] (14%) and Pala et al. (8%) [17] reported inhabitants suffering from allergy, asthma, skin diseases, and other respiratory problems. The reasons may be air pollution caused by combustion of coal resulting in generation of toxic waste such as fly ash which contains not only dust but also hydrocarbons and heavy metals which are known to have impact on respiratory health status of the residents around the power plant. ...
... Fifteen studies evaluated the association between active smoking or passive exposure to cigarette smoke with hypertension [28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42] and 17 studies assessed the association between cigarette smoking and absolute levels of systolic and diastolic blood pressure [34,[41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55][56]. Three of the mentioned studies assessed both types of outcome [34,41,42]. ...
... Rampal L et al, in Malaysia found an overall prevalence of prehypertension of 11.1% and and hypertension 11.6% respectively which is higher than our study. 21,22 Naim N et al, in their study in Turkey found that hypertension was prevalent among 4.4% of the students. Chioleroa A et al, found a prevalence of only 2.2 %. 23,24 We found hypertension higher in males (5.8 % in males and 4.31 % in females). ...
... Turkey was affected by the 2008-2009 economic crisis along with the United States and European Union; after fast economic growth at the beginning of the 21st century, unemployment reached double digits and was especially high among women (Bahçe & Memiş, 2014). Socioeconomic inequality in Turkey has been linked to psychological distress (Belek, 2000), inadequate medical care (Türkkan & Aytekin, 2009), and higher dropout rates, all of which profoundly influence academic success (Cemalcilar & Gökşen 2014). ...
... Although this observed level may appear lower than the US Labour-approved notifiable BLL (≥40 μg/dL) that warrants consultation and medical examination in occupational setting (OSHA, 1995), it may be significant in regions such as Nigeria, where nutritional deficits that potentiate toxicity of moderate BLL are prevalent (Anetor et al., 1999;Nweke and Sanders, 2009;Nwobi et al., 2020). The elevated BLL observed in the automobile technicians could be linked to their workplace practices and routine, which involve the use of lead and lead products such as batteries, paints and leaded-petrol, coupled with their ignorance or negligence on the use of PPE (Galadima et al., 2012;Patil et al., 2007;Pala et al., 2009). Reports from Nigeria have shown that most of these workers often engage in unhealthy workplace practices such as using bare hands to wash vehicle parts with leaded-petrol, eating or holding food items without washing hands, sucking petrol regularly into the mouth while siphoning petrol from the vehicle tank, working in poorly ventilated locations and inhaling vehicle exhaust fumes contaminated with lead from automobiles entering or leaving the work venue (Adejumo et al., 2017;Saliu et al., 2015). ...
... The study included 2,449 couples aged between 15-49 living in a city in the northeast region of Turkey 22 , including 245 couples (490 people) who use the withdrawal method 23 . The data were collected with the use of a half constructed questionnaire prepared by examining the related literature 8,14,[24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43] . ...
... There are very few surveys related to lead exposure in Turkey. In a survey of traffic policemen in Bursa, the average lead blood level was 9.4 µg/dL [24], while among the battery workers in Gaziantep the average level was 36.83 µg/dL [25], and in apprentices working in Bursa conducted by Pala et al., the average level was 4.99 µg/dL [7]. In other Turkish surveys regarding the BLL of apprentices, the average blood lead levels were 7.6 µg/dl in Isparta [26], and 27.8 µg/dl in Sanliurfa [27]. ...
... This is calculated as weight divided by height squared (kg/m 2 ). 12 According to the WHO, a BMI of over 25kg/m 2 is classed as overweight, and 30kg/m 2 or more as obese. 1 ...
... Country Survey years Togo 1988, 1998 Uganda 1988, 1995, 2001, 2005 Zaire 1991 Zambia 1992, 1996 Zimbabwe 1984, 1988, 1994, 1999 Asia Bangladesh 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2004 Cambodia 1995, 2000 China 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2001 Hong Kong 1982, 1987, 1992 India 1980, 1988, 1993, 1999 Indonesia 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2003 Malaysia 1984 Myanmar 1991, 1997 Nepal 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 Pakistan 1984, 1991 Philippines 1983, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 Singapore 1982 South Korea 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1994 Sri Lanka 1981, 1982, 1987, 1993 Taiwan 1980, 1985, 1991, 1992 Thailand 1980, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1993, 1996 Vietnam 1988, 1994, 1997 Other 1980, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1992 , 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005 Georgia 1999 Iran 1992, 1994 Iraq 1989 Jordan 1983, 1985, 1990, 1997 Kazakhstan 1995, 1999 Kuwait 1987, 1996 Kyrgyzstan 1997 Libya 1995 Moldova 1997 Morocco 1980, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1995, 2004 Oman 1988, 1995 Qatar 1998 Romania 1993, 1999 Saudi Arabia 1996 Syria 1993 Tunisia 1983, 1988 Turkey 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 Turkmenistan 2000 Ukraine 1999 United Arab Emirates 1995 Uzbekistan 1996 Yemen 1992, 1997 Country Survey years Belize 1991, 1999 Bolivia 1983, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2003 Brazil 1986, 1991, 1996 Colombia 1980, 1986, 1990, 1995, 2000 Costa Rica 1981, 1986, 1993 Cuba 1987 Dominican Republic 1980, 1983, 1986, 1991, 1996, 1999 Ecuador 1982, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 El Salvador 1985, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 Guatemala 1983, 1987, 1995, 1999 Haiti 1983, 1987, 1989, 1995, 2000 Honduras 1981, 1984, 1987, 1996, 2001 Jamaica 1983, 1989, 1993, 1997 Mexico 1982, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2003 Nicaragua 1981, 1993, 1998, 2001 Panama 1984 Paraguay 1987, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004 Peru 1981, 1986, 1992, 1996, 2000 Puerto Rico 1982, 1996 Trinidad and Tobago 1987 Benin 1981, 1996, 2001 Botswana 1984, 1988 Burkina Faso 1993, 1999, 2003 Burundi 1987 Cameroon 1991, 1998, 2004 Cape Verde 1998 Central African Republic 1995 Chad 1997 Comoros 1996 Côte d'Ivoire 1980, 1994, 1999 Eritrea 1995 Ethiopia 1990, 2000, 2005 Gabon 2000 Ghana 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 Guinea 1992, 1995, 2005 Kenya 1984, 1989, 1993, 1998, 2003 Lesotho 1992 Liberia 1986 Madagascar 1992, 1997, 2004 Malawi 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 Mali 1987, 1996, 2001 Mauritania 1999, 2001 Mauritius 1985, 1991 Mozambique 1997, 2003 Namibia 1989, 1992, 2000 Niger 1992, 1998 Nigeria 1981, 1990, 1999, 2003 Rwanda 1983, 1992, 2000, 2005 Senegal 1986, 1993, 1997, 1999, 2005 South Africa 1981, 1987, 1998 Sudan 1989, 1990, 1993 Swaziland 1988 Tanzania 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2005 ...