Management in Health, Vol 17, No 2 (2013)

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SURVEY FOR POTENTIAL RISK FACTORS FOR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN HAIL REGION, KSA

Ibrahim Abdelmajeed GINAWI, Hussain Gadelkarim Gadelkarim AHMED, Ibraheem M. ASHANKYTY, Tahani ALTAMIMI, Mohamed ALMOGBEL, Abdelkareem ALSUEDAA, Daad AKBAR, Fatma ALBELADI, Ahmed ALRASHDAN, S. D. JASTANIAH, Awdah M. AL-HAZIMI1

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide health alarm that is rising for the most part of the world as the result of increasing incidences of diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the aim of this pilot study was to provide data about risk factors for CKD in Hail region, KSA to plan for a comprehensive survey in the area.

METHODS: A survey was performed, employing household visits, covered 300 individuals, selected from two areas in Hail region to fulfill the planned sample for this pilot setting. A questionnaire was used to obtained information about CKD risk factors. Results: High percentages of risk factors were indicated in a family history (FH) of DM representing 72%, followed by family history of hypertension, recurrent urinary tract infection, DM, family history of renal disease, hypertension, and analgesic abuse, constituting 65%, 59%, 26%,26%, 25%, and 22%, respectively. Conclusion: This study shows increased risk factors for CKD in Hail area. There is an urgent need for more detailed measurement for these risk factors through a comprehensive survey to evaluate individuals with risk factors, to enable earlier detection, and risk factor reduction through rising of awareness. 


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