The Prevalence of Urolithiasis in the Western Region of Saudi Arabia: A Population Study
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.
KeywordsPrevalence Rate Saudi Arabia Western Region Unemployed Worker Sedentary Group
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