Original Article

IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 103-105

Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Hassan Nabil Albaqshi, Hashim Essa Alkhalaf, Hesham Maher Alsuqair, Mohammed Y. Almarzooq, Abdullah M. Alkhars.

ABSTRACT

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Uncontrolled diabetes over a long period of time may end up in many systemic complications. High cholesterol levels can be caused by either primary or secondary causes, and one of the secondary causes is thought to be DM. The present study aims to measure the level of cholesterol in diabetic patients in Al Ahsa area, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted among 67 diabetic patients from the Eastern region of Saudi Arabia. The data collected include socio-demographics, cholesterol levels, other comorbidities, and complications. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software. Chi-squared test, independent t-test, and correlations test were also used. Results: Thirty-three (49.3%) were male and 34 (50.7%) were female patients. There was a statistical difference between gender and blood pressure and total cholesterol levels among diabetic patients, as well as between the high cholesterol level and the age of patients. Conclusion: The total cholesterol levels were significantly associated with gender and blood pressure. However, there was no significant statistical difference between high or borderline cholesterol levels separately and based on gender.

Keywords:
Diabetes mellitus (DM), cholesterol, Saudi Arabia


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Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia


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Hassan Nabil Albaqshi
King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Hashim Essa Alkhalaf
King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Hesham Maher Alsuqair
King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Y Almarzooq
King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah M Alkhars
King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Hassan Nabil Albaqshi, King Faisal University, Al Hofuf, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.; HassanNM_2010@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 13 Nov 2020
Accepted 26 Nov 2020
Published online 10 Dec 2020
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Albaqshi HN, Alkhalaf HE, Alsuqair HM, Almarzooq MY, Alkhars AM. Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


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Albaqshi HN, Alkhalaf HE, Alsuqair HM, Almarzooq MY, Alkhars AM. Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=30245 [Access: March 01, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


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Albaqshi HN, Alkhalaf HE, Alsuqair HM, Almarzooq MY, Alkhars AM. Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


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Albaqshi HN, Alkhalaf HE, Alsuqair HM, Almarzooq MY, Alkhars AM. Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 01, 2021]; 5(1): 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


Harvard Style

Albaqshi, H. N., Alkhalaf, . H. E., Alsuqair, . H. M., Almarzooq, . M. Y. & Alkhars, . A. M. (2021) Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 5 (1), 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


Turabian Style

Albaqshi, Hassan Nabil, Hashim Essa Alkhalaf, Hesham Maher Alsuqair, Mohammed Y. Almarzooq, and Abdullah M. Alkhars. 2021. Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


Chicago Style

Albaqshi, Hassan Nabil, Hashim Essa Alkhalaf, Hesham Maher Alsuqair, Mohammed Y. Almarzooq, and Abdullah M. Alkhars. "Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Albaqshi, Hassan Nabil, Hashim Essa Alkhalaf, Hesham Maher Alsuqair, Mohammed Y. Almarzooq, and Abdullah M. Alkhars. "Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 103-105. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Albaqshi, H. N., Alkhalaf, . H. E., Alsuqair, . H. M., Almarzooq, . M. Y. & Alkhars, . A. M. (2021) Cholesterol levels among diabetic patients in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 103-105. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1605274893


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