World Health Organization (WHO) stated that almost half of all deaths in 2015 were recorded with a cause and that 90 percent of deaths were recorded with detailed cause-of-death information.
WHO said that, of the estimated 56 million deaths globally in 2015, 27 million were registered with a cause of death. In Turkey, 90 percent of deaths are now recorded with detailed cause-of-death information, compared with 5 percent in 1999.
According to 2015 data released by WHO, life expectancy is 72.6 for men and 78.9 for women while the average life expectancy is 75.8 years.
WHO Coordinator Colin Mathers indicated that the developments in Turkey’s health system thanks to the rapid growth of its economy in the recent years led to an increase in average life expectancy in Turkey.
WHO Technical Officer Stevens said Turkey’s health reforms resulted in a decrease in death rates and increased average life expectancy.
Stevens also noted that 90 of deaths were recorded in Turkey with detailed cause-of-death and referred to it as “notable success”.