Urolithiasis pp 711-712 | Cite as

The Prevalence of Urolithiasis in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia: A Population Study

  • R. E. Abdel-Halim
  • M. S. Al-Hadramy
  • M. Hussein
  • A. O. Baghlaf
  • A. A. Sibaai
  • A. W. Noorwali
  • A. Al-Waseef
  • S. Abdel-Wahab

Abstract

This stratified cross-sectional population survey aiming at establishing the prevalence of upper urinary-tract stones in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia included an unselected sample from three well-defined populations in the region, using a specially-designed questionnaire distributed to families through their school children. Seven thousand completed selfadministered questionnaires (5,000 from Jeddah, 1,000 from Makkah, and 1,000 from Taif) were returned (51% response rate) yielding information on a total of 16,777 individuals aged over 15 years (11,595 males and 5,182 females), and representing the socio-economic strata in the three areas.

Keywords

Prevalence Rate Saudi Arabia Western Region Unemployed Worker Sedentary Group 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Abdel-Halim
    • 1
  • M. S. Al-Hadramy
    • 1
  • M. Hussein
    • 1
  • A. O. Baghlaf
    • 1
  • A. A. Sibaai
    • 1
  • A. W. Noorwali
    • 1
  • A. Al-Waseef
    • 1
  • S. Abdel-Wahab
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Urology, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Chemistry, and Clinical BiochemistryKing Abdul-Aziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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