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IJMDC. 2022; 6(9): 1165-1170

Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study

Authors: Rabei M. Elbadry, Fares Gormallah A. Alghamdi, Hamzah Mohammed M. Alamri, Hamad Abdullah G. Alghamdi, Ibrahim Mohsen A. Alsuhaymi, Naif Abdullah M. Alzahrani, Turki Abdullah A. Alzahrani, Rashed Saleh A. Alghamdi, Alhassan A. Alghamdi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hematological values are influenced by many factors and their determination can be crucial for clinical diagnoses. This study aimed to study hematological parameters in low and high-altitude residents of the Al-Baha area, KSA. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted between 2019 and 2020 at Al-Baha, KSA. Data were collected from the ministry of health for complete blood count of routinely investigated healthy Saudi adults. Residents were divided into low and high lands according to altitude. Results: A total of 701 individuals were analyzed of which 501 were living in high altitudes. Individuals were predominantly females (55.8%), and those of high altitude was also predominantly females (n = 391). Red blood cell, hematocrit, and hemoglobin was found to be significantly higher in males versus females, high altitude versus low altitude, high altitude males versus low altitude male, and high altitude female versus low altitude females. White blood cells were also found to be significantly higher in high altitude residents, male, and females versus low altitude residents, males, and females. Platelets were significantly lower in males versus female individuals. Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate that the hematological reference ranges in the high-altitude provinces are significantly different from that of low altitude provinces of the Al-Baha area, other regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the western reference ranges. Our reference ranges for blood parameters can be used in clinical practice and research.

Keywords:
Altitude, Hematological parameters, Hematologic Tests, Al-Baha


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Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study


Authors
Rabei M Elbadry
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Fares Gormallah A Alghamdi
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Hamzah Mohammed M Alamri
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Hamad Abdullah G Alghamdi
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Ibrahim Mohsen A Alsuhaymi
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Naif Abdullah M Alzahrani
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Turki Abdullah A Alzahrani
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Rashed Saleh A Alghamdi
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia
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Alhassan A Alghamdi
Medical Intern, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Rabei M. Elbadry, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Baha University, Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia.; rmelbadry@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 16 Aug 2022
Accepted 28 Aug 2022
Published online 05 Sep 2022
Published in print 23 Sep 2022

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Elbadry RM, Alghamdi FGA, Alamri HMM, Alghamdi HAG, Alsuhaymi IMA, Alzahrani NAM, Alzahrani TAA, Alghamdi RSA, Alghamdi AA. Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. IJMDC. 2022; 6(9): 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


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Elbadry RM, Alghamdi FGA, Alamri HMM, Alghamdi HAG, Alsuhaymi IMA, Alzahrani NAM, Alzahrani TAA, Alghamdi RSA, Alghamdi AA. Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=106151 [Access: December 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


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Elbadry RM, Alghamdi FGA, Alamri HMM, Alghamdi HAG, Alsuhaymi IMA, Alzahrani NAM, Alzahrani TAA, Alghamdi RSA, Alghamdi AA. Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. IJMDC. 2022; 6(9): 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


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Elbadry RM, Alghamdi FGA, Alamri HMM, Alghamdi HAG, Alsuhaymi IMA, Alzahrani NAM, Alzahrani TAA, Alghamdi RSA, Alghamdi AA. Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. IJMDC. (2022), [cited December 03, 2022]; 6(9): 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


Harvard Style

Elbadry, R. M., Alghamdi, . F. G. A., Alamri, . H. M. M., Alghamdi, . H. A. G., Alsuhaymi, . I. M. A., Alzahrani, . N. A. M., Alzahrani, . T. A. A., Alghamdi, . R. S. A. & Alghamdi, . A. A. (2022) Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. IJMDC, 6 (9), 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


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Elbadry, Rabei M., Fares Gormallah A. Alghamdi, Hamzah Mohammed M. Alamri, Hamad Abdullah G. Alghamdi, Ibrahim Mohsen A. Alsuhaymi, Naif Abdullah M. Alzahrani, Turki Abdullah A. Alzahrani, Rashed Saleh A. Alghamdi, and Alhassan A. Alghamdi. 2022. Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (9), 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


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Elbadry, Rabei M., Fares Gormallah A. Alghamdi, Hamzah Mohammed M. Alamri, Hamad Abdullah G. Alghamdi, Ibrahim Mohsen A. Alsuhaymi, Naif Abdullah M. Alzahrani, Turki Abdullah A. Alzahrani, Rashed Saleh A. Alghamdi, and Alhassan A. Alghamdi. "Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Elbadry, Rabei M., Fares Gormallah A. Alghamdi, Hamzah Mohammed M. Alamri, Hamad Abdullah G. Alghamdi, Ibrahim Mohsen A. Alsuhaymi, Naif Abdullah M. Alzahrani, Turki Abdullah A. Alzahrani, Rashed Saleh A. Alghamdi, and Alhassan A. Alghamdi. "Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.9 (2022), 1165-1170. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Elbadry, R. M., Alghamdi, . F. G. A., Alamri, . H. M. M., Alghamdi, . H. A. G., Alsuhaymi, . I. M. A., Alzahrani, . N. A. M., Alzahrani, . T. A. A., Alghamdi, . R. S. A. & Alghamdi, . A. A. (2022) Complete blood count variation in relation to high and low altitude in different areas of Albaha Region, Saudi Arabia: a comparative study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (9), 1165-1170. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1660661284


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