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IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 43-48

Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Ali Ghithan Saad Algarni, Abdulelah Barakah Alalo, Haneen Ahmed Bukhari, Hind Abdulelah Al Humayani, Tahani Khalid Alorabi, Tahani Ahmed Bukhari, Najmah Ali Alotaibi, Mohammed Ahmed Altowairqi, Ozuf Sami Jabali, Srouq Raddad Almalki.

ABSTRACT

Background: The anemic condition is commonly experienced by children and women globally. Lack of essential iron in the body contributes to anemia that has been recognized to impose great challenges in African and Asian countries. Thereby, this research was done to impart parents, the adequate knowledge about the iron-deficiency anemia experienced by children, and to determine the intimate relationship between socio-demographic data and awareness level among the parents in different countries. Methodology: It was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study carried out in the Western zone of Saudi Arabia from July 2019 to September 2019. The qualitative method of data collection was embraced during the field study. In this regard, approximately 321 parents aged 18 years and above were involved in the study. Results: The study results asserted that approximately 27% of the participated parents were reported to be unaware, whereas 73% of them were aware of the iron-deficiency anemia in children. Based on the socio-demographic risk factors, only four of the total seven factors were identified to contribute to a certain level of awareness associated with iron deficiency anemia experienced by children, including marital status, occupation, education, and income level. Conclusion: The increased level of awareness amongst the married, employed, bachelor's degree holder, as well as high-level income parents was quite significant. It allowed the parents to easily identify the iron-deficiency anemia amongst children.

Keywords:
Iron deficiency, socio-demographic, anemia and awareness.


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Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Ali Ghithan Saad Algarni
Consultant Family Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulelah Barakah Alalo
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Haneen Ahmed Bukhari
Pediatric Resident, Maternity and Children Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Hind Abdulelah Al Humayani
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Tahani Khalid Alorabi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Tahani Ahmed Bukhari
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Najmah Ali Alotaibi
Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Ahmed Altowairqi

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Ozuf Sami Jabali

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Srouq Raddad Almalki

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Correspondence to:
. Ali Ghithan Saad Algarni, Medical Intern, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Drgarniali2001@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 23 Sep 2019
Accepted 10 Dec 2019
Published online 04 Jan 2020
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Algarni AGS, Alalo AB, Bukhari HA, Humayani HAA, Alorabi TK, Bukhari TA, Alotaibi NA, Altowairqi MA, Jabali OS, Almalki SR. Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni AGS, Alalo AB, Bukhari HA, Humayani HAA, Alorabi TK, Bukhari TA, Alotaibi NA, Altowairqi MA, Jabali OS, Almalki SR. Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=66619 [Access: August 06, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni AGS, Alalo AB, Bukhari HA, Humayani HAA, Alorabi TK, Bukhari TA, Alotaibi NA, Altowairqi MA, Jabali OS, Almalki SR. Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni AGS, Alalo AB, Bukhari HA, Humayani HAA, Alorabi TK, Bukhari TA, Alotaibi NA, Altowairqi MA, Jabali OS, Almalki SR. Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2020), [cited August 06, 2020]; 4(1): 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni, A. G. S., Alalo, . A. B., Bukhari, . H. A., Humayani, . H. A. A., Alorabi, . T. K., Bukhari, . T. A., Alotaibi, . N. A., Altowairqi, . M. A., Jabali, . O. S. & Almalki, . S. R. (2020) Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 4 (1), 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni, Ali Ghithan Saad, Abdulelah Barakah Alalo, Haneen Ahmed Bukhari, Hind Abdulelah Al Humayani, Tahani Khalid Alorabi, Tahani Ahmed Bukhari, Najmah Ali Alotaibi, Mohammed Ahmed Altowairqi, Ozuf Sami Jabali, and Srouq Raddad Almalki. 2020. Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni, Ali Ghithan Saad, Abdulelah Barakah Alalo, Haneen Ahmed Bukhari, Hind Abdulelah Al Humayani, Tahani Khalid Alorabi, Tahani Ahmed Bukhari, Najmah Ali Alotaibi, Mohammed Ahmed Altowairqi, Ozuf Sami Jabali, and Srouq Raddad Almalki. "Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni, Ali Ghithan Saad, Abdulelah Barakah Alalo, Haneen Ahmed Bukhari, Hind Abdulelah Al Humayani, Tahani Khalid Alorabi, Tahani Ahmed Bukhari, Najmah Ali Alotaibi, Mohammed Ahmed Altowairqi, Ozuf Sami Jabali, and Srouq Raddad Almalki. "Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 43-48. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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Algarni, A. G. S., Alalo, . A. B., Bukhari, . H. A., Humayani, . H. A. A., Alorabi, . T. K., Bukhari, . T. A., Alotaibi, . N. A., Altowairqi, . M. A., Jabali, . O. S. & Almalki, . S. R. (2020) Parents' awareness on iron deficiency anemia in children in western region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 43-48. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1569178877


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