A STUDY TO DETERMINE LEVEL OF AWARENESS ABOUT HEALTH AND CARBON FOOTPRINT AMONG GEOMATICS ENGINEERS IN TURKEY


Sarıtürk B. , SİVRİ N., Şeker D. Z.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.26, ss.156-161, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.156-161

Özet

This study contains the results of "Living Standards Survey" which has 38 questions and "Health Survey" which has 41 questions. Participants are members of the Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers which has over 10000 members and attached to the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects, one of the most important non-governmental organizations of Turkey. The results of these two surveys were matched together based on the participants. As result, Living Standards-Health Database which contains 557 participants was obtained. In this study; determining carbon footprint values, evaluation of sportive activities, blood pressure knowledge, smoking rate distributions among Geomatics engineers in Turkey and visualization via geographic information systems were carried out. According the results of the evaluation among the provinces, average carbon footprint value for Turkey was found as 15.34 tones CO2/year. The lowest value among the cities is 9.81 tones CO2/year for Kars and the highest values is 20.86 tones CO2/year for Mus. Among the geographical regions of Turkey, Black Sea Region has the lowest overall of carbon footprint with 14.63 tones CO2/year and Mediterranean Region has the highest overall with 15.73 tones CO2/year. According to the results of the health survey, about performing sportive activities Central Anatolia Region has the highest rate with 70%. About smoking rate, Southeastern Anatolia Region has the highest rate with 55%. Central Anatolia Region has the highest rate at alcohol usage with 58% and Eastern Anatolia Region has the highest rate at having an allergy with 33%.