Document Type : Original Article
College of Medicine, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
College of Medicine, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia(KSA).
College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Hail.
Department of Medical laboratory science, College of Applied Medical Sciences, TaibahUniversity, KSA.
College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, KSA
Objective: The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of diabetes In Hail Region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Methodology: Data were collected during a cross-sectional survey included 5000 Saudi selected from 30 primary health care centers (PHCs) in Hail Region. Results: The overall prevalence of diabetes in Hail was 31.1%. The prevalence of male was 32.6% and female was 29.6% (P <0.0001). The risk of diabetes increases with the increase of age, as well as, with increasing body mass index (BMI) and this was found to be statistically significant p < 0.0001. Conclusion: These results indicate that diabetes is prevalent in Hail Region that requires strict strategies for prevention and overall management.