Weight and size
|Body height||173 cm||162 cm|
|Weight||79.5 kg||69.9 kg|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
5 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Turkmenistan is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 7.4 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 13,200 physicians in Turkmenistan, there are about 2.22 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 28 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.
Supply with drinking water
About 94 percent of the population has access to an immediately available, running drinking water supply. At least via springs and wells at a distance of no more than 30 minutes or supplied water, 99% of the population is supplied with largely clean drinking water. The population is thus better served than average. In a global comparison, only about 71% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 97%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.