Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Abbas Al M

Abbas Al M
Inaya Medical College,
Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article
    Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes Mellitus in a Saudi Community: A Cross-Sectional Study
    Author(s): Khlid Al A, Abbas Al M and Nisha SKhlid Al A, Abbas Al M and Nisha S

    Background: According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics almost seven million of the Saudi population are diabetic and three million are pre-diabetic. The risk of developing diabetes increases with some risk factors including family history, age, obesity and lack of physical activity. It is highly significant to allocate resources to quantify the prevalence of diabetes through preforming an assessment of the blood glucose level of the target population. Therefore, we designed this study to determine the association between certain demographic and clinical variables and random blood sugar among Saudi population. Methods: Cross-sectional design using survey was used to recruit subjects from business location in the capital city of Riyadh. A total of 144 subjects were recruited using Simple random sampling technique. Information gathered included age, gender, family history, h.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000270

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