International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014

Prevalence Estimates of Chronic Kidney Disease in Hail Region, KSA: In a Comprehensive Survey

Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed [8] | Ibrahim Abdelmajeed Ginawi [2] | Awdah M. Al-hazimi [2]

Abstract: Objective: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) reside clinically quiet and consequently undetected until an advanced stage is reached. Therefore, the objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of CKD in a primary health care setting in Hail Region, KSA. Methodology: A multi-center cross sectional survey included 5000 Saudi selected from 30 primary health care centers (PHCs) in Hail Region. CKD prevalence was assessed using CKD-EPI creatinine equations and proteinurea. Results: Prevalence [95 % confidence interval (CI)] of all stages CKD was 9.4 %. The GFR estimation was available for 2, 946 individuals, among whom, 278/2946 (9.4 %) were found with impaired kidney function). Of the 278 persons with CKD, 11/2946 (0.4 %), 16/2946 (0.5 %), 229/2946 (7.8 %) and 22/2946 (0.6 %) were estimated for GFR rates of stage V, Stage IV, stage III and stage IV, respectively. Conclusion: CKD prevalence is high in Hail; therefore, preventive interventions are highly recommended, since, CKD prevalence is likely to rise over the next decades due to increase of its risk factors.

Keywords: CKD, Hail, Saudi Arabia, GFR

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2014,

Pages: 252 - 256

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